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How California Utility Regulators Are Turning Electric Vehicles into Grid Resources

New numbers show California’s peak demand will stress its grid more than previously thought, and in response policymakers are pushing ahead with an unexpected solution: electric vehicles. In 2015, California’s grid needed as much as 10,091 MW of quick-responding resources to meet a three-hour load spike in the late afternoon and early evening. During the […]

FERC Proposes to Open up Wholesale Markets for Energy Storage and Aggregation

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission just took its strongest step yet to initiate markets for energy storage across the nation. The commission, which governs interstate power transmission and wholesale markets, proposed a rule Thursday that would require each regional transmission organization and independent system operator to create rules for energy storage to participate in wholesale markets. The new […]

The New Green Grid: Utilities Deploy ‘Virtual Power Plants’

The tens of thousands of tons of natural gas that surged into the Southern California sky late last year were supposed to have fueled the region’s power plants and heated its homes. Instead, the massive leak at the Aliso Canyon storage site left California electricity providers racing to replace the lost supplies to avoid blackouts and recurring outages […]

San Juan Bautista Considers Green Energy Alternative

City hears presentation about Monterey Bay Community Power, which give customers the option to opt-out of PG&E service San Juan Bautista City Council members gathered Nov. 17 to discuss the possibility of joining the Monterey Bay Community Power (MBCP), a regional project designed to provide a green energy alternative to businesses and residents in Monterey, Santa Cruz and San […]

Community Choice Energy for Stockton: Davis and Lancaster Examples Worth Considering

Located in northern San Joaquin Valley, Davis has grown to be a vibrant city rooted in its farming history. With a population of just over 65,000, Davis has enacted environmentally sound policies to preserve its agricultural character and maintains 485 acres of parks and greenbelts. Now Davis has taken the innovative step of partnering with […]

Governor Signs Climate Bills Forged from Shared Vision in Fresno and California

From a rooftop in downtown Fresno, Governor Brown signed several groundbreaking climate bills on September 14, 2016. The view was meant to inspire a vision for the Valley’s development. Fresno Mayor Ashley Swearengin, who opened the signing ceremony, called downtown Fresno “ground zero.” Together on the rooftop were stakeholders in the Valley’s environmental, social, and […]

‘Matinee Pricing’ OK’d for SDG&E’s Larger Customers

The state Public Utilities Commission on Thursday authorized pilot programs for San Diego Gas & Electric and Southern California Edison to offer commercial, industrial and agricultural customers discounts for using energy in the middle of the day. It’s being called “Matinee Pricing.” The commissioners want to see if they can get larger customers to consume more energy in the afternoon, when […]

Northgate Markets and Emerson Partner to Bring Food Waste Recycling System to California

ANAHEIM, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Whether they’re craving cilantro-speckled guacamole or tangy ceviche that still tastes of the ocean, Northgate Markets is a destination for shoppers who want a foodie experience with every trip to the market. The bountiful options offer shoppers a bigger selection of fresh, healthy food—but create a dilemma for supermarkets like Northgate itself: What […]

Work Begins on Californian EV Fast Charging Corridor

The roll-out of electric vehicle fast charging facilities in the US is gathering pace. Earlier this month, the White House revealed details of 48 charging corridors that will run along 55 interstate highways, while work has also now started on the DriveTheArc corridor in Northern California. Once completed, the DriveTheArc corridor will run from from Monterey at […]

Save the Date! Community Meetings planned for Fresno and Visalia

Community meetings focusing on Community Choice Energy are planned for Fresno and Visalia in December. The Visalia meeting will take place on Tuesday, December 13 and Fresno’s will be the following day, Wednesday, December 14. Both events will feature Woody Hastings of the Clean Power Exchange to offer a presentation on the benefits of Community […]