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Stem to Install Energy Storage System at CSU Dominguez Hills

California State University Dominguez Hills selected energy storage firm Stem Inc., after an evaluation of multiple providers to deliver software-driven energy storage services and reduce the university’s energy costs. Stem is moving forward with construction on a 1 MW, 4.2 MWh storage system to be housed on campus in Carson, California. Combined with an existing Stem […]

Top Industry Professional Endorses South Bay Clean Power Business Plan!

The latest accolades for our South Bay Clean Power Business Plan come from respected power industry professional, Kent Palmerton.  From 1985 to 2000, Mr. Palmerton held diverse management positions at the Northern California Power Agency NPCA.  After five subsequent years working for Williams Energy and Constellation Energy in Vice`President and Directorship positions, Mr. Palmerton recently completed a 10`year engagement as […]

California Grid Emergency Comes Days After Reliability Warning

CAISO last week experienced its first “Stage 1” grid emergency in nearly a decade, days after Southern California Gas warned that continued restrictions on its Aliso Canyon storage facility could deprive the region’s natural gas-fired generators of enough fuel to avoid blackouts this summer and winter. The ISO on May 3 issued an emergency notice […]

Community Choice Is Transforming the California Energy Industry

Community choice aggregation allows cities and counties in California to group individual customers’ purchasing power for energy. After decades of dominance by electricity monopolies, California is experiencing the emergence of community choice aggregators, a new type of utility that provides cities and counties the opportunity to choose what kinds of energy to purchase for their […]

Community Choice Is Transforming the California Energy Industry

J.R. DeShazo After decades of dominance by electricity monopolies, California is experiencing the emergence of community choice aggregators, a new type of utility that provides cities and counties the opportunity to choose what kinds of energy to purchase for their needs. Community choice aggregation allows cities and counties in California (and other states that have […]

Choice in La La Land: LA County community aggregation has California utilities on full alert

The customer movement away from California utilities to alternative electricity providers just took a giant leap ahead. The state’s investor-owned utilities (IOUs) are concerned as the County of Los Angeles prepares to take over electricity procurement for customers of Southern California Edison (SCE) in unincorporated county areas and 82 municipalities. When completed, Los Angeles Community Choice Energy […]

Epically Awesome Day for South Bay Clean Power at Business of Local Energy Symposium!

On Friday, May 5 at the Hyatt Regency in Long Beach the Center for Climate Protection held their 3rd annual Business of Local Energy Symposium – known in the CCA world as the Big Kahuna of CCA. This year’s opening speaker, California State Senator Ben Allen, who represents the South Bay and Westside cities of […]

Hermosa Beach Residents Still Feeling Burned by Carbon Neutrality

Carbon neutrality dominated the conversation last Thursday when PLAN Hermosa, an update of the city’s General Plan and Local Coastal Program, went before the Hermosa Beach City Council for the first time in a study session. When Mayor Justin Massey told the standing room only crowd at council chambers that public comment about PLAN Hermosa […]

LA County Environmental Report Card a ‘Surprise and a Disappointment’

Researchers at UCLA have spent the past year trying to answer this question: how well is L.A. County doing at saving energy, cleaning up the air and addressing climate change? The answer is: not nearly as well as it thinks. “Despite tremendous leadership in California and in the region on a wide variety of air […]

Public Energy Programs Save Customers Money — at least in the beginning

Southern California Edison customers looking to cure their power-bill pain might find some relief in Los Angeles County’s new government-run energy program — but the track records of similar public energy efforts show that the initial cost advantage doesn’t last. From California to Massachusetts, the kinds of community energy programs that L.A. County approved this […]