The California Public Utilities Commission on Thursday approved four energy storage projects for Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) to replace retiring gas generators, including two batteries that would be the largest in the world.
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In a stunning victory for IBEW 1245 members and the customers that they serve, the California Public Utilities Commission has unanimously approved an alternative proposed decision on modifying the Power Charge Indifference Adjustment (PCIA). This newly adopted methodology will alleviate the unfair cost shifting that has plagued California’s energy marketplace for years. The PCIA is the fee… [Read More]
Pacific Gas & Electric cut off electricity service to nearly 60,000 people on Sunday in a new attempt to prevent wildfires across Northern California service area during high winds and dry conditions.
Our Nevada members may remember seeing Question 3 — the measure that opened the door to energy deregulation and massive job loss throughout the state — on the ballot in 2016. It was approved by voters, in no small part because the ballot language vastly oversimplified the sweeping nature of this change. It read, in… [Read More]
Electricity grids across the nation are undergoing a rapid transition. The principal contributor to this transition is the increased deployment of renewable energy resources by utilities, driven in part by declining costs of these resources relative to conventional, fossil-fired resources. A second factor contributing to the current grid transition is increased adoption of distributed energy… [Read More]
Nevada needs a faster transition to renewable energy to power our economy and protect our environment. Question 3 is not how we should do it.
In a 12-page report analyzing the costs of deadly wildfires in California, the Wharton Risk Management and Decision Process Center at the University of Pennsylvania included among its recommendations that utilities should pay for property damages from wildfires only if it has been determined they acted negligently.
California struck back at the Trump administration’s plan to weaken automobile emission standards on Tuesday, releasing a plan that would require cars in the state to satisfy its more ambitious fuel efficiency standards if the federal government weakens its own rules.
Facing multibillion-dollar claims for damage done by last year’s Northern California wildfires, PG&E is pushing for a state-authorized financing plan to cover liability claims and compensate survivors.