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Monterey Bay Community Power Agency Hires Interim CEO, Works on Implementation Plan

Monterey Bay >> Officially formed earlier this year, the Monterey Bay Community Power agency is starting to take shape. This week, the tri-county agency announced the hiring of its first executive officer, Pacific Grove resident and longtime utility administrator Tom Habashi, who will serve as interim CEO. Habashi, who spent the last year as CEO […]

CCA Outreach Begins

SOLANA BEACH — As part of the city’s outreach efforts to explain community choice aggregation, or CCA, a presentation was given to the Climate Action Commission during the advisory board’s July 19 meeting. CCA, also called community choice energy, is identified in the Climate Action Plan adopted one week earlier by City Council as the […]

California Judge Backs Blocking Utility’s TOU Rates Plan

Southern California Edison’s (SCE) plans to apply default time-of-use (TOU) rates on its customers starting Jan. 1 may have hit a snag as Administrative Law Judge Sophia J. Park has recommended to the Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) to dismiss the utility’s application. In her recommendation, Park says SCE’s request for an expedited rollout of default TOU rates […]

Here’s How California Ended up with Too Much Solar Power

California’s power-grid operators are dealing with a glut of daytime electricity produced by household, government, business and industrial solar installations. This forces the electricity prices on state’s real-time marketplace to plummet, leading some power-plant operators to shut down until demand catches up with supply later in the day. And increasing amounts of wind and solar […]