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Will ‘Independence’ from PG&E Bring Cleaner and Cheaper Electricity?

The County of Yolo and its largest city, Davis, California are working through the initial phases of creating a Community Choice Energy (CCE) program. They will have a joint powers agreement (JPA) ready in the fall, and will potentially launch service as early as May or June of 2017. Davis city staff are working out […]

Report: Fresno is No. 1 for Industrial Solar Power in California

A new study released Wednesday ranks Fresno No.1 in California for industrial solar power installations. JOHN WALKER Fresno Bee Staff Photo   BY BONHIA LEE blee@fresnobee.com Fresno is the state’s top region for industrial solar power, according to a report from a San Francisco nonprofit. The amount of solar energy generated on Fresno-area warehouses and distribution centers […]

Community Choice Energy Program Gets Preliminary Financing Approval

“The Placer County Board of Supervisors recently approved a preliminary financing plan and introduced an ordinance for the development of Community Choice Energy (CCE) program for Placer County.” Community Choice Energy Program Gets Preliminary Financing Approval, Rocklin & Roseville Today, June 28, 2016.

Cleaner Energy Option Coming to Lafayette

Lafayette residents to start receiving mailers from Marin Clean Energy ahead of their September service launch. “To announce the community choice energy program and educate residents, provider Marin Clean Energy is sending a series of five colorful mailers, in the form of post cards and letters, announcing the program over the summer. The first batch […]

What Rooftop Solar Looks Like in Watts

Here’s a short video from CityLab showing a unique solar installation training site on a rooftop in Los Angeles’s Watts neighborhood. Click the link below to watch the video. What Rooftop Solar Looks Like in Watts, CityLab, June 28, 2016.

Folsom’s California ISO leading push for distributed energy resources

Earlier this month, the California Independent System Operator (CAISO), received permission from the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission to start developing a framework for distributed energy resources (DER). “DERs are small-scale power-generation sources located close to where the electricity is used. A DER can be a plug-in electric car – or much more. They can be solar […]

Clean Power for San Francisco

If you have time, click the link and listen in to Barbara Hale, Assistant General Manager of the San Francisco Public Utilities Commission talk to KALW San Francisco about their new Community Choice Aggregation program, CleanPowerSF. “Close to 8,000 San Francisco homes and businesses were automatically enrolled in CleanPowerSF in May of 2016.” Clean Power for […]

Reaching Net Metering Limit for Solar Power

Update 6/29/2016 11:00 PDT: San Diego First to Reach California’s Solar Cap SDG&E looks to be the first investor-owned utility (IOU) in California to hit the 5% cap to trigger NEM 2.0’s (net metering for solar customers) new rates. This change will not affect “grandfathered” customers who have approved systems online before the cap is hit, […]

San Mateo County: FY 2016-17 budget, and our Clean Energy transition

Peninsula Clean Energy makes more headway as it secures funding from multiple sources to go towards startup costs. “One of the county’s expenses in the coming year is a $7.5 million loan to the fledgling Peninsula Clean Energy Authority, a community choice aggregation program that will enable the county and cities within its boundaries to buy […]

San Diego North County Coastal Cities Moving Forward On Clean Energy Initiatives

Community Choice Energy and Climate Action plans in effect in northern San Diego County. This article gives a broad view of what is happening now, and in store for the future in the San Diego area. “Recently the City of Encinitas has begun organizing a North County working group, including the five coastal cities and […]