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Low snowpack prompts power concerns for utilities

Low snowpack prompts power concerns for utilities TACOMA, Wash. – Tacoma Power gets about 45 percent of its electricity from dams that it operates. And those dams generate hydro-electric power from water coming from the Olympic Mountains and the Cascades. The balance of 55 percent comes from the Bonneville Power Administration. So far, it looks … Continue reading Low snowpack prompts power concerns for utilities

#Renewable #energy is a California success story

Renewable energy is a California success story In 2011, Solyndra, a California-based solar panel manufacturer, defaulted on a $535-million federal loan and went bankrupt. Critics argued that this proved renewable energy was hopelessly impractical and expensive and that federal and state policies to support it were a waste of taxpayer money. Americans for Prosperity, a … Continue reading #Renewable #energy is a California success story

#PG&E Wins Right to Develop Two New Transmission Substations

PG&E Wins Right to Develop Two New Transmission Substations SAN FRANCISCO, Mar 12, 2015 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Pacific Gas and Electric Co. (PG&E) is pleased to have been selected by the California Independent System Operator Corporation (CAISO) to build, own and operate two new electric substations in California‚Äôs Central Valley and South Bay. The new … Continue reading #PG&E Wins Right to Develop Two New Transmission Substations

A Year After Launch, Major Solar Plant Apparently Running at Half Capacity

A Year After Launch, Major Solar Plant Apparently Running at Half Capacity More than a year after the formal launch of the nation’s largest existing solar tower power plant, its operators seem to be having trouble keeping it all the way online. According to records provided by California’s grid operator, the Ivanpah Solar Electric Generating … Continue reading A Year After Launch, Major Solar Plant Apparently Running at Half Capacity

Puget Sound Energy to join Calif. power market in October 2016

Puget Sound Energy to join Calif. power market in October 2016 (Reuters) – Puget Sound Energy [PSPLP.UL] will join the California power market in October 2016, the Bellevue, Washington- based company and the California Independent System Operator (ISO) announced on Thursday. California ISO, which operates the power grid in California and parts of Nevada, said … Continue reading Puget Sound Energy to join Calif. power market in October 2016

How the West’s new Energy Imbalance Market is building a smarter energy system

How the West’s new Energy Imbalance Market is building a smarter energy system One of the great speculations about the Western grid has been tested and proved true. A new report shows the just-initiated energy imbalance market (EIM) linking the California grid and the seven state Pacificorp system saved almost $6 million in its first … Continue reading How the West’s new Energy Imbalance Market is building a smarter energy system