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Salinas >> Still divided over governance, a split Board of Supervisors finalized joining the Monterey Bay Community Power authority on Tuesday. By a 3-2 vote, the supervisors approved under its consent agenda a community choice aggregation ordinance allowing the county to participate in the fledgling tri-county power agency that plans to take over electricity purchasing […]
SOLEDAD – In a 5–0 vote, the Soledad City Council on March 8 voted to authorize the implementation of a Community Choice Aggregation program between the City of Soledad and the Monterey Bay Community Power Authority (MBCPA). The issue was introduced in December 2016, when the Soledad City Council heard a presentation from ZeroCity LLC […]
Utility Southern California Edison has been asking for batteries, demand response and other distributed energy resources to solve a host of its grid needs, from long-term capacity needs caused by the San Onofre nuclear power plant shutdown, to the immediate shortfalls caused by the Aliso Canyon closure. Now it’s asking for distributed energy resources (DERs) that can help it help prevent […]
During the March 7 Monterey County Board of Supervisors meeting on joining the newly formed Monterey Bay Community Power agency, it was unclear how the vote would go. Even though six jurisdictions had already signed up, the largest prospective member – Monterey County – could’ve chosen to sit it out. Hanging in the balance: The […]
Monterey >> The City Council received a round of applause from attendees of Tuesday’s meeting after unanimously deciding to move ahead as a member in the Community Choice Energy Program. The tri-county initiative that will take over power purchasing control from Pacific Gas & Electric Co. and put it into the hands of a new regional […]
The Santa Cruz County Board of Supervisors has joined a growing list of Central Coast governments opting to provide clean, locally managed power to residents and businesses across Monterey Bay. Tuesday’s unanimous vote means Santa Cruz County will join Monterey Bay Community Power, a new Community Choice Energy entity allowing Monterey Bay governments, acting on […]
ROSEMEAD, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Southern California Edison has launched a Request for Offers (RFO) to acquire new distributed energy resources to bolster grid resiliency in the Santa Barbara-Goleta area. The RFO is seeking a range of new distributed energy resources including: energy storage, demand response, permanent load shift, combined heat and power, fuel cells, solar PV paired with energy […]
On February 27, 2017, Pacific Gas and Electric Company (“PG&E”) announced it is withdrawing several portions of its plan to close its 2.3 gigawatt Diablo Canyon Power Plant near San Luis Obispo by 2025. Specifically, PG&E has withdrawn its requests that the California Public Utilities Commission (“CPUC”) authorize PG&E to replace Diablo’s generation capacity with […]
Electricity rates are going up again for PG&E customers. The higher electricity costs, which take effect today, mark the second time in two months power bills have spiked for PG&E customers. A typical residential bill will go up nearly $12 a month to $110.77, due to the new rates and changes in billing tiers. Gas […]
Could there be a future for the Diablo Canyon Power Plant’s desalination facility after all? With no current plans for the desal plant once it closes in about nine years, California 35th District Assemblymember Jordan Cunningham has introduced new legislation in the hopes of changing that. “To me, it’s just like recycling. We need a drought-proof […]