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PG&E unable to strike deal over renewable power contracts: court documents

(Reuters) – PG&E Corp was unable to reach a deal with NextEra Energy Inc and other companies with which it has billions of dollars in power contracts in a jurisdictional dispute over the bankrupt utility’s ability to walk away from or amend those agreements, according to court documents. The matter will now be decided by […]

50+ California organizations ask legislators to protect community choice energy

The California Alliance for Community Energy presented a letter to Senate President Toni Atkins (D-San Diego) and Speaker of the Assembly Anthony Rendon (D-Lakewood) calling on the Legislature to protect community choice energy programs from being undermined by the utility- friendly Public Utilities Commission (CPUC). The letter, signed by representatives of 50 statewide and local organizations, calls […]

Agencies launch Monterey Bay Electric Vehicle Incentive Program

MONTEREY — Officials from Monterey Bay Community Power and Monterey Bay Air Resources District announced the launch of the Monterey Bay Electric Vehicle Incentive Program Wednesday, with electric vehicles available on site for test drives. “We’re really excited to be a vehicle in partnership with other agencies like (Monterey Bay Air Resources District) to make […]

California Aggregators To Seek 10 GW Of Clean Power By 2030

California’s Community Choice Aggregators (CCAs) are slowly assuming the traditional utility role of acquiring renewable energy generation for customers. While the role is fairly new, the CCAs nonetheless are now faced with the massive task of securing 9 to 10 gigawatts of new clean energy to meet the state’s 2030 ambitious greenhouse gas emissions reduction […]

San Diego’s Next Steps for Achieving 100% Renewable Energy

The city of San Diego is taking its first steps toward running entirely on renewable energy. The city passed a Community Choice Energy program, or CCE, in late February. CCEs are a city-run energy provider for residents. It is set to lower energy rates by five percent and help the city achieve its renewable energy […]

Offshore Wind in California: Advancements on the North Coast

California, that state of iconic ocean wildlife and technological innovation, has a chance to chart yet another groundbreaking course. With support from local communities, developers, environmental groups, and former Governor Jerry Brown, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management is taking steps toward a lease sale for offshore wind development. Reflective of that momentum, this Friday, May 3, California State […]

Community Choice Aggregation Drives Economic Development

The concept of community choice aggregation (CCA) has gained a lot of momentum since the enactment of California’s CCA-enabling legislation, AB 117 (Chapter 838, Statutes of 2002). Under the CCA model (also known as a community choice energy model), cities and counties buy and/or generate electricity for local government, residents and businesses and make key […]

CPX Regulatory Update, May 2, 2019

Updates for Thursday, May 2, 2019 Below is a numbered list of the regulatory proceedings we are tracking, followed by a summary of new developments for each of the proceedings, if any. Note that these are intended as very brief highlights of selected key actions and activities. For details on any of these proceedings, we […]

New 2030 Energy Plan Relies on CCAs to Procure 10,000 MW to Meet Climate Goals

Concord, Calif. – The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) on April 25 unanimously approved a new plan for achieving ambitious greenhouse gas emissions reduction targets within California’s electric sector, primarily relying on Community Choice Aggregators (CCAs) to procure the new clean energy resources the state needs over the next decade to meet its climate goals. […]

Hydropower bill would sabotage California’s clean energy mandate, critics say

The Don Pedro hydropower project, just west of Yosemite National Park, has been churning out carbon-free electricity for nearly a century. As the Tuolumne River flows from the Sierra Nevada to the Central Valley, it passes through Don Pedro Dam, spinning four turbine generators. None of the electricity is counted toward California’s push for more […]