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Romeo Power, a company that designs and manufactures electric vehicle battery packs, is expanding its manufacturing capabilities just outside of Los Angeles to the city of Vernon, California. At its new 113,000 square foot facility the company will manufacture battery packs ranging in size from 1 kWh to 1 MWh. The expansion supports the electric vehicle market as […]
The Southern California Public Power Authority (SCPPA), an organisation comprising the municipal utilities of 10 cities and one irrigation district, has ordered a potential 1MW of ice battery storage systems from Ice Energy. The systems, to be installed at customer residences, will help the utilities to tackle the difficult problem of mitigating residential peak demand […]
Powin Energy, a manufacturer and developer of scalable energy storage systems for commercial and utility customers, announced today that its 2 MW/8 MWh Millikan Ave. Battery Energy Storage System (BESS) in Irvine, California, is officially online. The Millikan Ave. BESS provides emission-free and highly reliable critical peaking capacity and grid support services to Southern California Edison […]
Tesla Motors Inc. and Southern California Edison on Monday unveiled one of the world’s largest energy storage facilities, part of a massive deployment of grid-connected batteries that regulators hail as key to helping keep Southern California’s lights on and reducing fossil-fuel reliance. The facility at the utility’s Mira Loma substation in Ontario contains nearly 400 Tesla PowerPack units on […]
ROSEMEAD >> In a move signaling its commitment to electric-powered transit, Southern California Edison filed a plan with state regulators Friday that would fund the installation of charging stations for plug-in electric buses, trucks, cargo equipment and ride-sharing fleets. SCE’s plans for growing mostly its commercial electric vehicle customer base would cost about $570 million […]
“We have got to start the process and start moving, or we will all be here in our wheelchairs waiting for something to get done.” And with that from Mayor Pro tem Kelly Boyd, the Laguna Beach City Council approved a detailed plan Tuesday that officially starts a long-awaited initiative to bury utility poles underground on Laguna […]
Los Angeles County has hired its first Chief Sustainability Officer, Gary Gero, to regionally advance sustainability. The Planning Report sat down with Mr. Gero to discuss sustainability issues in the nation’s largest county, and here is what he had to say about Community Choice Aggregation and programs to facilitate the growth of renewables across the […]
ESCONDIDO, Calif. — In Southern California in the fall of 2015, a giant natural gas leak not only caused one of the worst environmental disasters in the nation’s history, it also knocked out a critical fuel source for regional power plants. Energy regulators needed a quick fix. But rather than sticking with gas, they turned to a technology […]
If you were to make a list of the poorest areas in Los Angeles, somewhere on that list would be Bertha Dortch’s neighbourhood in Inglewood. The 68-year-old is on a fixed income, but she’s chosen to take in her great-granddaughter and two foster children. On hot days, she faces difficult choices — does she keep the house cool, […]
If the city goes into the energy business, Pico Rivera officials say they can offer lower rates than Southern California Edison. The City Council at its 6 p.m. meeting today will likely approve the second version of an ordinance creating a city-run power agency — called a community choice aggregation program — that will purchase […]