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Adding day-ahead market services to Western EIM an incremental step toward ISO, panel says

Adding day-ahead market services to Western EIM an incremental step toward ISO, panel says WASHINGTON – Regional grid integration in the Western Interconnection will be an “evolutionary change, not a revolutionary change,” Commissioner Kristine Raper of the Idaho Public Utilities Commission told attendees of a panel at the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners’ (NARUC) … Continue reading Adding day-ahead market services to Western EIM an incremental step toward ISO, panel says

Why a PG&E Bankruptcy Could Change Climate Calculus

Why a PG&E Bankruptcy Could Change Climate Calculus The plan by PG&E Corp., owner of California’s largest electric utility, to file for bankruptcy protection won’t be felt just by its ratepayers, employees and suppliers. It will have an effect on whether residents of areas devastated by wildfires will receive the compensation they’re expecting, and whether … Continue reading Why a PG&E Bankruptcy Could Change Climate Calculus

PG&E bankruptcy darkens outlook for renewable energy investment

PG&E bankruptcy darkens outlook for renewable energy investment Credit ratings for several suppliers to the California utility have been cut sharply The plan for Pacific Gas and Electric, the California utility, to enter bankruptcy to manage its $30bn wildfire liabilities has sent shockwaves through the US energy industry, raising concerns about the outlook for investment … Continue reading PG&E bankruptcy darkens outlook for renewable energy investment

Getting to 100% #zero_emissions in #California: Beyond CAISO ‘s eight-solution menu

Getting to 100% zero emissions in California: Beyond CAISO’s eight-solution menu The state’s IOUs are on track for 50% renewables by 2020, but the goal is 100% clean energy by 2045 and there are still unanswered questions on how to reach it. The path to 100% emissions-free energy by 2045 in California is not completely … Continue reading Getting to 100% #zero_emissions in #California: Beyond CAISO ‘s eight-solution menu

PG&E sued over Camp Fire as insurance claims hit billions

PG&E sued over Camp Fire as insurance claims hit billions Three major insurance companies are suing PG&E over the billions of dollars in claims they expect to face from the Camp Fire. The lawsuits, by Allstate Insurance Co., State Farm and USAA, represent another potentially staggering blow to PG&E, which has already acknowledged that problems … Continue reading PG&E sued over Camp Fire as insurance claims hit billions

CAISO connects innovative storage in wholesale market

CAISO connects innovative storage in wholesale market The New Energy and Industrial Technology Development Organisation (NEDO) and Sumitomo Electric Industries have announced the second stage of a battery energy storage pilot in California. The second stage of the pilot includes partnering with the California Independent System Operator (CAISO) to connect a 2MW/8MWh stationary radox flow … Continue reading CAISO connects innovative storage in wholesale market

FERC Rejects Electric Generators’ Request to Adopt Centralized Capacity Market in California

FERC Rejects Electric Generators’ Request to Adopt Centralized Capacity Market in California In June 2018, CXA La Paloma, LLC (“La Paloma”) filed a complaint at the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC or “the Commission”) seeking to require the California Independent System Operator (CAISO) to implement a centralized capacity market to procure the electric generation capacity … Continue reading FERC Rejects Electric Generators’ Request to Adopt Centralized Capacity Market in California