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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 […]
Los Angeles – Gary Gero Los Angeles County’s newly appointed Chief Sustainability Officer held a workshop on the county’s proposed Community Choice Energy (CCE) program on December 7th at the UCLA Green Technology Institute. Gero gave a brief overview of what Community Choice Energy is, a timeline of the program, and the next steps needed to get things started. […]
Power company AES Corp. may soon win approval for a 300-megawatt battery facility that would be capable of storing more electrical power than any such facility previously constructed. “It is the largest that we know of in the world,” AES Southland President Jennifer Didlo said. AES and its affiliates are simultaneously pursuing three major projects for the […]
The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (DWP) wants to pay homeowners in the city’s southeastern neighborhoods to install solar panels on their roofs, and Community Choice Energy (CCE) programs should be taking note. The DWP’s program would credit eligible homeowners $30 per month, or $360 per year to host city-owned solar panels on their property. […]