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Stem to Install Energy Storage System at CSU Dominguez Hills

California State University Dominguez Hills selected energy storage firm Stem Inc., after an evaluation of multiple providers to deliver software-driven energy storage services and reduce the university’s energy costs. Stem is moving forward with construction on a 1 MW, 4.2 MWh storage system to be housed on campus in Carson, California. Combined with an existing Stem […]

Woodland Joins Community Choice Energy Program

Davis’ Community Choice Energy program is gaining momentum, after officials announced last week that Woodland will join the partnership between the city of Davis and Yolo County. Last Tuesday, the Davis City Council unanimously approved Woodland’s request to join the program. Final approval is pending a vote by the Yolo County Board of Supervisors at […]

As California Mulls Retail Electricity Choice, Utilities Are Losing Customers in Droves

Back in March, GTM broke the news that California regulators are considering some big changes to the state’s energy landscape, including the possibility of returning to some form of competitive retail choice for electricity — as long as it doesn’t repeat the mistakes that led to the Enron-engineered energy crisis in 2001. This week, the California […]

Ferndale Joins CCA

The final Humboldt County holdout in the Redwood Coast Energy Authority’s community choice energy voted to join the program. The Ferndale City Council voted 4-1 to get on board with Mayor Don Hindley dissenting. Ferndale was the only city not already on board with RCEA’s plan to supply Humboldt County with more local electricity at […]

San Jose Is Latest, Largest City in California to Embrace Community Choice

Dive Brief: The San Jose City Council this week voted unanimously to form the largest community choice energy program in California, ensuring residents will have more supply options than simply taking service from Pacific Gas & Electric. The vote requires San Jose Clean Energy to provide at least one option with 10% more renewable energy than PG&E’s power […]

Top Industry Professional Endorses South Bay Clean Power Business Plan!

The latest accolades for our South Bay Clean Power Business Plan come from respected power industry professional, Kent Palmerton.  From 1985 to 2000, Mr. Palmerton held diverse management positions at the Northern California Power Agency NPCA.  After five subsequent years working for Williams Energy and Constellation Energy in Vice`President and Directorship positions, Mr. Palmerton recently completed a 10`year engagement as […]

San Jose Approves Clean Energy Program

San Jose approved a program Tuesday to pool funds from residents to purchase energy from green sources, becoming the largest city in the country to do so. Several other Bay Area communities have established such programs, known as Community Choice Energy programs. They are an alternative to purchasing power from the major state utilities — […]

San Jose City Council Approves New Community Choice Energy Plan, the Largest in California

SAN JOSE — San Jose on Tuesday became the largest California city to launch “community choice energy” — an alternative electricity provider that environmentalists say will save money and reduce pollution linked to climate change. “While leaders in Washington continue to languish in a petroleum-fueled past, cities like San Jose will chart the path to a […]