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Solar Carport Serves Multiple Purposes For Bakersfield Medical Clinic

The Comprehensive Blood and Cancer Center (CBCC) in Bakersfield, Calif., has been providing care for cancer patients for decades. Now known as the West Coast’s biggest free-standing cancer center, CBCC has benefited from a solar carport system for the past couple of years. Built in partnership between Baja Carports and Cenergy Power, the project comprises […]

In 3 Years, Sonoma Clean Power Incentivized Over 1,250 Electric Vehicles

(SANTA ROSA, CA) – Sonoma Clean Power (SCP), the public electricity provider for Sonoma and Mendocino Counties, recently announced the results of its electric vehicle (EV) incentive program. In an effort to reduce local greenhouse gas emissions, SCP incentivized 1,258 electric vehicles for its customers over the last three years. During each iteration of the Drive EV program, […]

SLO wants to use water from Nacimiento pipeline to generate electricity

The California Energy Commission is offering the city of San Luis Obispo a $3 million loan to build a 261-kilowatt solar photovoltaic system as well as a 264-kilowatt hydroelectric generation system — both located at the city water treatment plant on Stenner Creek Road behind Cal Poly. By generating its own power at the treatment […]

Will smoggy L.A. have ‘zero bad air’ in 2025? Don’t hold your breath

It was one of Mayor Eric Garcetti’s most dramatic pledges in his sweeping “Green New Deal” for Los Angeles: “We will have zero days of unhealthy air quality by 2025.” The goal, it turns out, was not as ambitious as it sounded. Rather than using current federal health standards, the mayor’s plan relied on an outdated measure […]

Storage Star to Break Ground on New Smart-tech, Solar-Powered Storage Facility in Napa

NAPA, Calif.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–May 8, 2019–Storage Star announced today that a brand new, state-of-the-art, smart technology self-storage facility, powered by 100% renewable energy, is set to break ground on Friday, May 10, 2019. The 10:00 a.m. groundbreaking will take place at the new site at 300 Devlin Rd. in Napa, launching the region’s first new storage […]

Del Rey Oaks moves to join Monterey Bay Community Power

DEL REY OAKS – The city of Del Rey Oaks has approved joining Monterey Bay Community Power, adding to the list of Monterey Peninsula cities and regional jurisdictions that have joined the Community Choice Aggregation program. City Council bypassed a resolution in the first reading of an ordinance required for membership said Del Rey Oaks […]

In New Challenge for California’s Utilities, Rating Agency Warms to Community Aggregators

The community-choice aggregators disrupting California’s electricity market have come a long way in a short time, and the credit rating agencies are taking notice. Peninsula Clean Energy, which procures electricity for around 300,000 accounts in the San Francisco Bay Area, obtained an investment-grade credit rating this week from Moody’s, along with a stable outlook. It’s the […]

Moody’s Assigns Investment Grade Credit Rating to Peninsula Clean Energy

REDWOOD CITY, CA – May 7th, 2019 – Moody’s Investors Service assigned a first-time Baa2 Issuer Rating to Peninsula Clean Energy (PCE). Moody’s Issuer Rating is an independent assessment of PCE’s financial strength over the long term, and PCE’s outlook is stable. PCE is the second Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) program to obtain an investment–grade credit rating. “Peninsula Clean Energy is excited to have reached this important financial milestone. May […]

CalCCA Statement on Moody’s Assigning Investment-Grade Credit Rating to PCE

The California Community Choice Association (CalCCA) congratulates Peninsula Clean Energy (PCE) on obtaining a Baa2 Issuer Rating from Moody’s Investors Service. “PCE’s achievement of an investment-grade credit rating speaks to the inherent strengths of the CCA business model in California, and the leadership role CCAs are playing in the state’s efforts to lower greenhouse gas emissions and […]

Paradise Lost: Reimagining the California Dream With Community Microgrids

The firestorm disaster that wiped out an entire town last year has made it clear that the paradise that once was California is in serious jeopardy. However, the horrific Camp Fire in the community of Paradise presents an opportunity to reimagine the California dream as a highly resilient and sustainable community system. In fact, we […]