California policymakers look to address renewables over-generation through smart investments in supply- and demand-side resources.
Archives for October 2017
The Forgotten Fires of Fountain Grove and Coffey Park
Right on Track: Local 1245 members at SRT keep people moving
The IBEW Local 1245 members who work at Sacramento Regional Transit (SRT) ensure over 1.5 million residents can safely travel to and from work, home, and school throughout Sacramento County each year. With 67 bus routes, 229 buses, and one of the busiest light rail systems in the nation, SRT and its workers play a… [Read More]
Union Begins Negotiations With Tree Trimmer Contractors
Desplazarse hacia abajo para español. In 2012, Local 1245 made major progress in getting all tree contractors (15 and growing) on the same type of agreement, which is often referred to as the Master Agreement. These contractors don’t belong to an association or group, and they all maintain their own standalone agreements. However, other than… [Read More]
New Meeting Location for Auburn Unit
Unit #3511, Auburn, has moved its monthly meeting to a new location. The unit will now meet at Pizza Express Maidu, 650 Auburn Folsom Rd, Unit 4, Auburn, CA. The meeting date and time will remain the same (first Tuesday of the month at 5:15pm). –Kyle Whitman, IBEW 1245 Business Rep
Grass Valley Unit Re-Established
Unit #3513, Grass Valley, has been re-established. The unit will meet on the first Wednesday of the month at 4pm at Mountain Mike’s Pizza, 151W McKnight Way, Unit D, Grass Valley, CA. The new unit officers will be determined at the next meeting. –Kyle Whitman, IBEW 1245 Business Rep
Greening the ramp: California looks to carbon-free resources to combat the ‘duck curve’
A new law directs utilities to plan non-emitting resources to serve peak demand, sparking new debates about resource adequacy and the future of gas generation.
Support “Bikes 4 Kids” in Lompoc
IBEW 1245 members and City of Lompoc employees Mark and Dorine Fabing are once again hosting their annual “Bikes 4 Kids” fundraiser in loving memory of their son, Brice, who was killed in a tragic car accident at the age of 17. The Fabings have been hosting this fundraiser every year for the past 10 years,… [Read More]
Outside Line Report: October, 2017
North Bay Fire Storm Work In early October, a series of fires broke out in the North Bay that has left the region devastated. Since then, focus has been on restoration and trying to return some sense of normalcy to the area. As of October 19, there are 54 contract crews, as well as crews… [Read More]
Community Choice Aggregation: What Does It Mean for the Future of California’s Energy Marketplace?
Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) is a complex topic, and the specifics can be hard to comprehend. But it’s something that all utility workers should take the time to understand, as the large number of CCAs that are being launched are causing great uncertainty in California’s energy market. That uncertainty hurts all utility workers and has… [Read More]
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