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EnBW to support California floating project in Morro Bay

US: EnBW has entered the US offshore market by forming a joint venture (JV) with Seattle-based developer Trident Winds to build an up-to 1GW floating project off the coast of central California. The planned site off the coast of Morro Bay could be California’s first large-scale floating wind farm, the partners claimed. It would consist […]

King City Community Power To Launch July 2, 2018

After a year of careful analysis and preparation, the City is proud to announce the launch of King City Community Power (“KCCP”) electric energy service to the community on July 2, 2018. KCCP is being established under a program created by State legislation known as Community Choice Aggregation (CCA). Under the program, KCCP will purchase […]

Del Mar offers free EV charging for 6 months

DEL MAR — For a limited time only, electric vehicle owners can charge their cars for free at Del Mar’s recently opened civic center. Council members at the May 21 meeting agreed unanimously to launch the six-month pilot program to gather real-time data to create fees that will eventually be implemented. The city spent $30,750 […]

San Luis Obispo to install electric vehicle chargers

–The City of San Luis Obispo will soon install five electric vehicle chargers at the new Park and Ride Lot on Calle Joaquin. The lot, the first in the city, opened in February with 31 spots. The chargers are funded, at no cost to the city, by a California Energy Commission (CEC) grant and support […]

SLO and Morro Bay push forward on Community Choice Energy, despite others’ reluctance

Wind turbines spin off Morro Bay’s coast, creating energy that’s sold to local residents by a local agency and distributed via the grid infrastructure that once serviced the shuttered Morro Bay and Diablo Canyon power plants. It’s an exciting snapshot of the future to San Luis Obispo and Morro Bay city leaders, who are interested in […]

California school district goes solar with ENGIE

In a recent community celebration, Soledad Unified School District (Soledad USD) commemorated the official start of its district-wide solar program with a ceremonial “flip the switch” event for students, staff, neighboring school districts, community partners and elected officials. Through a partnership with a Salinas-based team from ENGIE Services U.S. (ENGIE), Soledad USD’s new 1.7-MW solar […]

Midtown Ventura council meeting to focus on city’s environmental initiatives, energy plan

Hear about a number of city environmental initiatives and police-community partnerships during a meeting Thursday in midtown Ventura. April Price, of the nonprofit Community Environmental Council, will discuss the city’s Energy Action Plan. Approved last year by the City Council, the plan could inventory greenhouse gases, implement strategies for reducing emissions and potentially guide efforts to make the city more resilient against rising sea […]

Monterey Bay Community Power begins residential service in July

The vision of Monterey Bay communities buying their electricity from a local, publically-owned utility that sells only carbon-free energy from renewable sources will become a reality this July. Monterey Bay Community Power (MBCP) will begin selling 100 percent “green” energy to residential customers on July 1st, and the bill from this new utility company will […]

Montecito Community Microgrid Initiative will provide energy resilience to the region

The World Business Academy and the Clean Coalition are pleased to announce the launch of the Montecito Community Microgrid Initiative, which will bring renewables-driven energy resilience to critical facilities in Montecito, beginning with the Fire Protection District and the Water District in the Upper Village of Montecito. Community Microgrid is a new approach for designing and […]

Monterey Bay Community Energy Customer Rebates and Community Investment

In 2018, MBCP plans to provide $4 Million in customer rebates and invest $3 million in local GHG reducing programs while building reserves for financial stability. MBchoice, the primary service for automatic enrollment, provides a 3% rebate on generation charges, annually in December. MBgreen+ directs the 3% rebate to invest in the build-out of new, […]