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Solar and storage groups call for dynamic pricing of electricity in California

Solar and storage groups call for dynamic pricing of electricity in California Dynamic pricing could advance renewables while cutting both customer costs and system costs, suggests a petition from solar and storage industry participants. They call for a rulemaking process to give all customers the option to choose real-time pricing. As the enabling technologies of … Continue reading Solar and storage groups call for dynamic pricing of electricity in California

THE REAL REASON CALIFORNIA’S BIGGEST UTILITY OPPOSES TRUMP’S AGENDA? MONEY

THE REAL REASON CALIFORNIA’S BIGGEST UTILITY OPPOSES TRUMP’S AGENDA? MONEY There is one major reason Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) is standing against the Trump administration’s proposed freeze on vehicle emission standards: hundreds of millions in electrical vehicle infrastructure investments. Established during the Obama era, federal rules require manufacturers to increase vehicle fuel efficiency … Continue reading THE REAL REASON CALIFORNIA’S BIGGEST UTILITY OPPOSES TRUMP’S AGENDA? MONEY

#California ‘s Electricity Dreams Still Need Natural Gas

California’s Electricity Dreams Still Need Natural Gas Already requiring 33% renewables by 2020 and 50% by 2030, California Governor Jerry Brown just signed SB 100, mandating that 100% of the state’s electricity comes from “carbon-free” sources by 2045, largely leaning on renewables like wind and solar. This truly is the Golden State’s energy challenge of … Continue reading #California ‘s Electricity Dreams Still Need Natural Gas

California’s BTM energy storage moves forward, but is it good for the climate?

California’s BTM energy storage moves forward, but is it good for the climate? Legislators extended the state’s self-generation incentive program, but regulators want to improve its GHG reductions. The California legislature last week approved SB 700, which extends funding for the Self Generation Incentive Program (SGIP), the state’s chief vehicle for expanding behind-the-meter energy storage. … Continue reading California’s BTM energy storage moves forward, but is it good for the climate?

#California grid operator opens doors for behind-the-meter batteries, distributed resources

California grid operator opens doors for behind-the-meter batteries, distributed resources A measure allowing behind-the-meter batteries to get paid during periods of electricity oversupply was among the measures approved by CAISO last week. Several of the changes are expected to assist with the integration of higher levels of renewable energy. California has been a leader in … Continue reading #California grid operator opens doors for behind-the-meter batteries, distributed resources

#California regulators approve measures to propel energy storage, DERs

California regulators approve measures to propel energy storage, DERs Several of the proposals approved by CAISO’s board on Wednesday were part of the third and final phase of the Energy Storage and Distributed Energy Resources (ESDER) initiative that stakeholders launched to foster greater participation of those resources in the wholesale market. The proposals remove one … Continue reading #California regulators approve measures to propel energy storage, DERs

#California ‘s #BTM energy storage moves forward, but is it good for the climate?

California’s BTM energy storage moves forward, but is it good for the climate? The California legislature last week approved SB 700, which extends funding for the Self Generation Incentive Program (SGIP), the state’s chief vehicle for expanding behind-the-meter energy storage. While solar and storage advocates cheered the bill’s passage for the positive impacts it will … Continue reading #California ‘s #BTM energy storage moves forward, but is it good for the climate?

#California is this close to its boldest energy target yet: 100% clean electricity

California is this close to its boldest energy target yet: 100% clean electricity What you need to know about the bill, how it got passed, and what it means. California is one signature away from committing to 100 percent clean electricity. If it does so, it will become the most significant political jurisdiction in the … Continue reading #California is this close to its boldest energy target yet: 100% clean electricity

EIM hits record benefits, lower GHG emissions

EIM hits record benefits, lower GHG emissions The Western Energy Imbalance Market (EIM), California ISO’s real-time electricity market, reported benefits totaling more than $71 million during the second quarter of 2018, the largest single-quarter savings since the market opened in 2014. The previous quarterly high of $42 million was set in first three months of … Continue reading EIM hits record benefits, lower GHG emissions