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SMUD set to buy PG&E’s only hydroelectric powerhouse on the American River for $10.4 million

The Sacramento Municipal Utility District is moving forward with plans to buy a hydroelectric powerhouse and reservoir from Pacific Gas and Electric Co. for $10.4 million. In a joint statement, the local utility providers announced that the Chili Bar Hydroelectric Project — a dam, reservoir, spillway and powerhouse that generates electricity north of Placerville on the South […]

New solar farm ‘greens’ former cockfighting site in American Canyon

AMERICAN CANYON — Wielding a pair of oversized scissors, executives and Napa County elected officials jointly snipped a “green” ribbon Wednesday to signify the opening of the American Canyon Solar Project. “Developing a small-scale solar facility is no easy task,” said Aaron Halimi, founder and president of Renewable Properties. Today, “we can see the work […]

State Proposes $33M in New Funding for Electric Vehicle Charging in Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties

Santa Clara and San Mateo Counties, Calif. – The California Energy Commission is partnering with five local energy agencies to launch an incentive project for the installation of public electric vehicle (EV) charging stations throughout Santa Clara and San Mateo counties. As more Californians choose to drive EVs and the state transitions to an electric transportation system, there […]

$24 Million Partnership to Install Electric Vehicle (EV) Chargers in San Mateo County

Redwood City, CA – August 13, 2019 – Peninsula Clean Energy, the California Energy Commission, and Center for Sustainable Energy are partnering to launch an incentive project in San Mateo County in 2020 to increase publicly available electric vehicle charging locations with investments potentially reaching $24 million. Using $12 million from PCE and an additional $12 million proposed by the California Energy […]

SFPUC Seeking Local Renewable Energy Supplies for CleanPowerSF

San Francisco, CA – The San Francisco Public Utilities Commission (SFPUC) is accepting bids for the CleanPowerSF program through its 2019 Local Renewable Energy Supplies RFO. This Request for Offers for Renewable Energy seeks bids of energy (and Resource Adequacy capacity, if available) from new and existing Eligible Renewable Energy Resources (ERRs), as defined in California […]

Carpinteria: Power in choices

Several years ago, I wrote about community choice energy (CCE) in this column, and as the city of Carpinteria nears a decision regarding who has the buying power of our energy, I thought a reintroduction to the topic would be helpful. Historically, electricity in California has been handled primarily by investor-owned utilities like Southern California […]