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#California seeks 100% clean energy. Why PG&E’s bankruptcy could imperil that plan

California seeks 100% clean energy. Why PG&E’s bankruptcy could imperil that plan California’s crusade to turn its electricity grid green is running into an increasingly serious obstacle: PG&E Corp.’s bankruptcy. The utility last week won a key court ruling when a bankruptcy judge said federal regulators can’t stop PG&E from unraveling billions of dollars worth … Continue reading #California seeks 100% clean energy. Why PG&E’s bankruptcy could imperil that plan

#California’s wildfires may be the best thing to happen to home batteries

California’s wildfires may be the best thing to happen to home batteries Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) may leave millions of Californians in the dark this summer. The alternative is worse. Last summer, power lines sparked wildfires in remotes areas of the Sierra Nevada mountain range that killed at least 100 people, some still trapped … Continue reading #California’s wildfires may be the best thing to happen to home batteries

California regulators weigh actions to expand storage, demand response roles in state’s grid

California regulators weigh actions to expand storage, demand response roles in state’s grid California regulators are weighing several important decisions ahead of their July business meeting. Besides addressing concerns of utility bankruptcy and wildfire prevention, they could be voting on two separate proposals to help expand the roles of demand response and energy storage on … Continue reading California regulators weigh actions to expand storage, demand response roles in state’s grid

West Coast’s triple-digit heat wave drives statewide energy conservation effort

West Coast’s triple-digit heat wave drives statewide energy conservation effort As California faces a record-breaking heat wave that is expected to last through Thursday, state officials have urged residents not to turn down the thermostat so as to conserve as much energy as possible. The California Independent System Operator Corporation (ISO) issued a statewide Flex … Continue reading West Coast’s triple-digit heat wave drives statewide energy conservation effort

#Flex_Alert – a call for energy conservation – in effect today

Flex Alert – a call for energy conservation – in effect today FOLSOM, Calif. – Due to high temperatures and high energy demand, the California Independent System Operator Corporation (ISO) has issued a statewide Flex Alert calling for voluntary electricity conservation from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. today. Consumers are urged to conserve electricity especially … Continue reading #Flex_Alert – a call for energy conservation – in effect today

#California ’s solar power record setting season is here

California’s solar power record setting season is here California’s grid operator reported breaking 11 GW of instantaneous power from large-scale solar power on Saturday at 1:50 PM. Twenty minutes beforehand, the CAISO grid was exporting a record 1.5 GW of electricity, and last Wednesday it hit 93% clean electricity for a moment. Very soon, there … Continue reading #California ’s solar power record setting season is here

#ARIZONA_PUBLIC_SERVICE ANNOUNCES ONE OF THE LARGEST SOLAR BATTERY PROJECTS IN THE US

ARIZONA PUBLIC SERVICE ANNOUNCES ONE OF THE LARGEST SOLAR BATTERY PROJECTS IN THE US Arizona Public Service, the largest electric utility in Arizona, announced Thursday morning that it will add 850 MW of battery storage and 100 MW of solar generation by 2025, making it one of the largest battery projects in the country. The … Continue reading #ARIZONA_PUBLIC_SERVICE ANNOUNCES ONE OF THE LARGEST SOLAR BATTERY PROJECTS IN THE US