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In the California desert, a battery project looms over Native land

A company wants to build the world’s biggest battery in the California desert east of Joshua Tree National Park, near the Arizona border. From Interstate 10, this land at the foot of the Mule Mountains may look empty, but it’s full of history. Last year, Tesla plugged in a 100-megawatt battery in Australia — the biggest ever. […]

Board OKs Edison Agreement in Next Phase of Electricity Buying Plan in Riverside

A divided Board of Supervisors Tuesday approved an agreement with Southern California Edison defining Riverside County’s responsibilities in establishing a “Community Choice Aggregation” program, under which the county will be able to buy electricity on the open market — in competition with sCE — based on the goal of delivering power to residents in unincorporated […]

Cheaper, cleaner energy coming to Rancho Mirage

RANCHO MIRAGE, Calif. – Rancho Mirage residents could soon see a less expensive power bill heading into the summer.  A new program will allow the city to choose its own source of electricity. The Community Choice Aggregation Program allows California cities, counties, or other agencies to choose where to purchase their electricity. This means Rancho Mirage […]

Victorville, Apple Valley seeing gold with energy conservation

Recent honors were received by Victorville and Apple Valley for energy-saving measures that afforded the two municipalities upgraded status within the High Desert Regional Energy Leader Partnership (HDR). Victorville and Apple Valley earned gold-level awards earlier this month at a luncheon hosted by HDR, which works with the San Joaquin Valley Clean Energy Organization (SJVCEO) […]

New energy program gives residents a choice

Simi Valley is the newest Ventura County city expected to join an energy program that aims to lower power costs for residents and provide more options for electricity. The City Council on Jan. 29 voted 4-0, with Councilmember Glen Becerra abstaining, to move forward with plans to bring in electricity supplier Los Angeles Community Choice […]

How a Solar Microgrid Is Helping an Indigenous California Tribe Achieve Community Resiliency

With this year’s major storms cutting power for millions of Americans for days—and in the case of Puerto Rico, months on end—the question of how we make our electrical grid and our communities more resilient is on a lot of people’s minds. But for people who live in remote communities where electricity has always been […]

Power program will cut costs 3% in San Jacinto when customers buy from city, not SCE

San Jacinto residents will soon be paying less for electricity. Under a program starting April 1, customers will be buying power from the city, not Southern California Edison — and save 3 percent on the costs. Utilizing the San Jacinto Power Community Choice Aggregation Program, the city will be buying power directly from those who generate it. “It’s […]

Rancho Mirage is now a power company, and the rest of California might follow its lead

Rancho Mirage is saying goodbye to Southern California Edison. Starting in a few months, local officials will decide where to buy energy for the city’s 18,000 residents — a change they say will lower electricity bills by 5 percent, and allow environmentally minded residents to buy cleaner energy than they’d get from Edison. Rancho Mirage’s decision to launch […]

County to Submit Electricity Buying Plan to State

A divided Riverside County Board of Supervisors voted to take the next step toward establishing a “Community Choice Aggregation” program that would enable Riverside County to buy electricity on the open market, with the goal of delivering power to residents in unincorporated communities at lower rates. In a 3-2 vote – with Supervisors Kevin Jeffries […]

Riverside County Takes the next Step Toward Buying Electricity for Residents

A divided Riverside County Board of Supervisors voted Tuesday, Nov. 14, to take the next step in a process that could put the county in the power-buying business. The 3-2 vote – supervisors Kevin Jeffries and Chuck Washington were opposed – allows county officials to submit a Community Choice Aggregation plan to the California Public […]