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Huntington Beach to Explore Local Control of Utilities

HUNTINGTON BEACH The City Council has taken a step toward claiming added control of its electric utilities, agreeing to examine data from Southern California Edison on the costs and usage of the utility’s power supply. That data will be used for a $25,000 report on the benefits and risks the city would face if it chose to […]

LADWP Fast-Tracks Major Solar Battery Project

The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) Board of Water and Power Commissioners on Tuesday advanced a utility-scale battery storage project at the Beacon Solar Plant in the Mojave Desert that will allow greater utilization of nearly 600 MW of solar power, while helping maintain grid reliability and reducing the use of LADWP’s […]

Severing Ties with Utilities Isn’t as Easy as Cutting the Cable Cord

If disaster ever struck, Joe Fleischmann could keep the lights, refrigerator and big-screen TV running in his Orange County home, even if the power company went dark. Fleischmann is an early adopter of home energy storage: In his garage is a battery strong enough to help keep the essentials in operation. The home of the […]

Huntington Beach Votes to Explore Community Choice Program

The council voted 5-2, with members Lyn Semeta and Peterson dissenting, to enter an agreement with Southern California Edison to look into community choice aggregation, which can provide cities control over electricity rates and efficiency programs. A CCA is a program for cities to buy or generate electricity for residents. Peterson said he doesn’t like […]

South Bay Clean Power’s DER & Regional Approach

Distributed Energy & Energy Risk Management The South Bay Clean Power CCA initiative’s primary purpose is to create a stable, long-term energy agency that becomes a ‘market maker’ for Distributed Energy — and increasingly relies on these resources over the long-term. Throughout this process, we have not considered the challenge of creating a Distributed Energy-enabled […]

Putting the Choice in Community Choice Aggregation

Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) is all the rage in LA County cities these days. Likely inspired by the County’s launch of a CCA Joint Powers Authority (Los Angeles Community Choice Energy) program and a string of presentations, LA County cities have been actively evaluating CCA. This interest is great news for the cities and consumers, […]

Claremont City Council must join Joint Powers Authority: Letters

Last Monday evening, my wife and I attended Sustainable Claremont’s monthly dialog to learn about the Joint Powers Authority (JPA), which Los Angeles County is establishing to provide electricity at a discount below Southern California Edison’s rates and to enable us individually to choose the percentage of our electricity which will come from non-carbon sources. […]

LA County Officials Move To Block Aliso Canyon’s Reopening

County officials are headed to court Monday to try to block the reopening of the Aliso Canyon storage facility in Porter Ranch. In a message to constituents, Los Angeles County Supervisor Kathryn Barger said it is irresponsible to restart Aliso Canyon until a study is completed into the cause of the four-month leak that sent […]

Streetlights That Charge Electric Cars Arrive in California City

As the market for electric vehicles continues to grow, electric-car infrastructure will need to keep up with the growing population of them. To solve the problem, companies are looking at a variety of new and innovative ways to charge more cars without actually taking up more space. Enter the ebee Smart Technologies streetlight charging station—which […]

What Will Power Los Angeles’ Electric Buses?

As the Los Angeles Metropolitan Transit Authority (Metro) gears up to adopt a 100 percent zero-emission electric bus policy, there has been some recent chatter about the source of electricity powering these buses. Gas industry representatives are arguing that Metro should keep their current fleet of buses and power them with biomethane. They contend that […]