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Puente Plant Not Needed

We appreciate Sen. Hannah-Beth Jackson standing with the city against a new gas-fired Puente power plant. Her comment to the California Energy Commission states, “I believe CEC should focus their effort on developing storage solutions and assisting the state in moving away from natural gas facilities.” Ojai’s SimpliPhi seeks, in fact, to double its production of the […]

AES Seeking Approval for New Gas Plant

AES has submitted plans for a new, 1,040-MW gas-fired, combined-cycle plant to California regulators. California Energy Commission members Karen Douglas and Janea Scott are recommending the full five-member panel grant approval for the proposed Alamitos Energy Center as there are no significant environmental impacts foreseen, the Press-Telegram reported. If approved, the Alamitos Energy Center would be built […]

Lancaster, California, Aims for Net-Zero Energy

Are net-zero energy cities the future of sustainability? What would it mean if every newly constructed California home was energy independent? In 2014, the City of Lancaster, California was the first city to require solar panels on new homes. In doing so, it pioneered a policy that has since been adopted by several other California […]

This Is Our South Bay Clean Power Business Plan

It is our very great pleasure to publicly share the South Bay Clean Power draft Business Plan, which we have delivered to: Each of the 14 South Bay and Westside cities that requested to be part of the Los Angeles County CCA feasibility study. All five LA County Supervisors as well as the LA County CCA team we’ve been […]

Santa Monica Community Choice Aggregation

Sustainability is a key value for the City of Santa Monica and its residents. Recently, the City set ambitious greenhouse gas reduction goals, aiming to be completely carbon neutral by 2050 or sooner. When it comes to reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions, one of the first places to look is our energy supply. In order […]

Lancaster, Calif. Requires Newly Built Houses to Fully Power Themselves with Solar

Lancaster, California has moved beyond requiring solar panels on the rooftops of new houses. A newly passed city ordinance stipulates that those rooftop arrays meet the energy needs of those homes. The city started requiring solar on new homes back in 2014, pioneering a policy that has since been adopted by Sebastopol, Santa Monica and San Francisco, and which was introduced into the California […]

Santa Monica to Discuss Creating Clean Energy Non-Profit

The City Council will consider Tuesday which direction to go when pursuing a new plan to buy and sell electricity in Santa Monica. A year ago, the Council decided to move forward to establish a local, not-for-profit, public agency to make decisions on sources of energy. The pursuit is part of an overall strategy in […]

Romeo Power Expands Manufacturing in Vernon, California

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 […]

California Municipal Utilities Order up to 1MW of Ice Batteries

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 […]

2 MW/8 MWh Energy Storage System for Critical Grid Support in California

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 […]