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L.A. County Plans a Utility to Compete with Southern California Edison

Southern California Edison customers in Los Angeles County soon will have a new way to get their electricity under a plan approved Tuesday by the County Board of Supervisors to lower bills and increase clean energy use. The board, which voted 5-0 in favor of the public energy program, says the plan will help reduce […]

OP-ED: Peninsula Clean Energy Now Serving Entire County

A quiet, growing clean-power movement has been gaining momentum in San Mateo County over the past few years and this month it will benefit all San Mateo County residents. That movement is led by Peninsula Clean Energy, the new default electricity supplier for San Mateo County. PCE began enrolling customers in October, and by the […]

Will California’s New Subsidy Accelerate Energy Storage, Just as the CSI Drove Solar?

There’s a new and bigger renewables subsidy now in effect in California, unanimously approved last week by the Public Utilities Commission, that has the potential to light up the energy storage market. The Self-Generation Incentive Program (SGIP) has been boosting distributed energy in California for years. It was the chief subsidy for solar prior to […]

NRG Energy Has a Secretive Distributed Energy Optimization Platform, Called SpaceTag

What’s the best combination of distributed resources for every building in Southern California Edison’s 5.2 million customer service territory — and what’s it worth to each customer? NRG Energy says its new SpaceTag platform can provide the answer to these questions across a changing portfolio of properties and technologies, down to the individual building address. […]

GE, SCE Debut Unique Battery-Gas Turbine Hybrid in California

GE and Southern California Edison (SCE) showed the world a new battery-gas turbine hybrid system that should help balance out renewable energy and demand fluctuations, officials with both companies said Monday. The system, called the LM6000 Hybrid Electric Gas Turbine (Hybrid EGT), includes two units GE delivered for SCE earlier this year. The units went […]

Greener Energy and Lower Utility Bills?

If I offered to reduce your utility bill, help green the environment and even create new jobs, you might be tempted to question my sanity. Or worse. But you’d be wrong because there’s a proven and exciting new way of providing green power to Los Angeles County consumers that can reduce greenhouse gases as well […]

Cotati opposes SB 618

Cotati’s City Council has penned a letter in opposition to California State Senate Bill 618, which would shift the decision making authority on power contracts from locally elected officials to the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC). The shift in power would be done by the transferring of authority of electricity supply contracts and customer programs […]

Popular CA Republican Mayor Praises Community Choice Energy

A staunch supporter of Community Choice Energy gave the keynote address at a March 10th forum organized by the Climate Action Campaign. Since clean, renewable energy is one of the main benefits of Community Choice Energy (CCE), you might think the speaker would be a long haired hippy prone to singing kumbaya. Not at all, […]

California to Reconsider Retail Choice

More than two decades after initiating a deregulation drive that faltered in the wake of the Western Energy Crisis of 2000/01, California officials are taking another look at offering consumers the ability to choose their electric supplier. This go-round should be different, according to the state agencies heading up a new exploration of “the changing […]

SDG&E’s Affiliate Approved To Lobby On Community Choice Amid Ongoing Investigation

There has been a few months of uncertainty over whether an independent marketing district formed by SDG&E and its parent company Sempra Energy can lobby against the alternative energy program called community choice aggregation. The matter seems to be resolved after the California Public Utilities Commission, or CPUC, approved plans for the marketing district called […]