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Another Big Solar Farm Coming to California Desert

Riverside County is already one of the nation’s clean energy hot spots. If you’ve driven from Los Angeles to the Coachella Valley, you’ve seen the iconic wind turbines in the San Gorgonio Pass and the solar panels that cover thousands of rooftops. Drive further east on Interstate 10, through the open desert, and you’ll pass […]

Solar Energy Centers Commissioned for Southern CA: NextEra Energy Resources

State and local leaders joined executives from NextEra Energy Resources and its partners to commission the Blythe and McCoy Solar Energy Centers, which created hundreds of construction jobs and will help California meet its renewable energy goals. “These projects represent a more than $1.2 billion investment in California and a tremendous step forward to help […]

Inland Empire Utilities Agency and Advanced Microgrid Solutions Launch First-of-its-Kind Energy Storage Project

CHINO, Calif. and SAN FRANCISCO — Clean tech energy storage leader Advanced Microgrid Solutions (AMS) and the Inland Empire Utilities Agency (IEUA) today launched a landmark water-energy project using advanced energy storage systems to better integrate renewable power, reduce demand on the electric grid and lower costs. The first-of-its-kind link between storage and renewable resources […]

HERO Program Boosts Victorville Economy to the Tune of $13.4M

VICTORVILLE — A local High Desert city has seen a multi-million dollar boom in home efficiency projects through the local Home Energy Renovation Opportunity program. Tracy Tate, HERO community engagement manager for Victorville, said homeowners in the city who have taken advantage of the HERO program are paying less for utilities while saving energy and […]

Nextera Commissions 485MW of Solar in California

NextEra Energy Resources has commissioned the Blythe and McCoy Solar Energy Centres, which represent 485MW of new solar in California. The US$1.2 billion investment created hundreds of construction jobs and was a significant boost for the Golden State meeting its renewable energy goals. Featuring more than 4 million solar panels with trackers and spanning more […]

Board to Select Two Firms to Create Countywide Energy Co-op Program

RIVERSIDE COUNTY, CA – Riverside County supervisors Tuesday are slated to approve contracts with two firms to draft plans for an energy purchasing cooperative that could lower electricity costs for residents countywide. County Legislative Affairs Director Brian Nestande is recommending that New York City-based Good Energy and Oakland-based Keyes, Fox & Wiedman be retained by […]

IEUA Launches Landmark Water-Energy Project

Clean tech energy storage leader Advanced Microgrid Solutions and the Inland Empire Utilities Agency recently launched a landmark water-energy project using advanced energy storage systems designed to better integrate renewable power, reduce demand on the electric grid and lower costs. The first-of-its-kind link between storage and renewable resources at a public water agency, installed and […]

Tapping Landfills to Generate Power Seemed Smart. So Why Is the Industry Threatened?

Tapping methane produced from decaying garbage in landfills to generate electricity was among California’s earliest experiments in renewable energy. But in order to comply with a new regional rule to cut another pollutant — the one that often leaves Southern California blanketed in a layer of smog — a Riverside County landfill has decided to shut down its generators and will […]

Riverside County May Become Electric Utility for Unincorporated Areas

The Riverside County Board of Supervisors voted to approve the investigation of forming a Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) program. This CCA would serve ratepayers in unincorporated areas of the county and it is estimated that it will save them up to %9 percent on their energy bills. Starting the CCA would give residents an alternative […]

Riverside County ‘electric company’ deserves close look

Riverside County, CA has completed a study to test the feasibility of starting a Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) program. If launched, this CCA would provide customers more choice in where there energy is produced, support their local economy, and potentially lower their electricity bills. “Being able to choose where your electricity comes from is one […]