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Sacramento Municipal Utility District Signs Long-Term Solar PPA

Lendlease, an international property and infrastructure group, has joined forces with the Sacramento County Municipal Utility District (SMUD) in California to execute a 30-year power purchase agreement (PPA) for Rancho Seco Solar II. The 160 MW solar facility will be located on the premises of the decommissioned Rancho Seco Nuclear Generation Station site and, upon […]

City Of Davis Adopts Solar Standard For All New Commercial Buildings

(From Press Release) – The City of Davis announced today that it is now requiring solar photovoltaics on all new non-residential buildings and any proposed high-rise, multi-family dwellings. The ordinance to amend city code also includes electric vehicle charging for new development. The Davis City Council passed a new code amendment ordinance at its April […]

City of Sacramento and EVgo Celebrate California’s First-Ever Curbside High-Powered Charging Plaza for Electric Vehicles at Southside Park

SACRAMENTO, Calif., May 2, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — The City of Sacramento today joined with EVgo, the nation’s largest public electric vehicle (EV) fast charging network, to celebrate the public opening of California’s first-ever curbside high-powered charging plaza for electric vehicles at Southside Park. The special ribbon cutting event featured remarks from David Hochschild, Chair, California Energy Commission, and Chair of Veloz; […]

SMUD and partners pledge $750,000 to communities in need. What will Sacramento receive?

The Sacramento Municipal Utility District, along with nine community partners, announced a plan Monday to contribute a minimum of $750,000 to initiatives in Sacramento’s Promise Zone neighborhoods. The Promise Zone is a federal designation given to underprivileged communities. Sacramento received the Promise Zone designation in 2015, and the zone encompasses 22 square miles, including downtown, […]

VCE energy advisers offer expertise

Greener energy, customer choice, local control, access — they’re the hallmarks of Valley Clean Energy, a public electricity program launched locally last June. VCE serves residential and business customers in Davis, Woodland and unincorporated Yolo County. The highly skilled staff members, a board of directors made up of local elected officials and an advisory committee […]

SMUD withdraws anti-solar Grid Access Charge

One constant in the solar industry is attempts by utilities to either kill rooftop solar outright or at least claw back revenue from their customers who adopt solar. And from our work in covering this subject, we’ve seen it apply to publicly owned utilities as well as those owned by investors. And while utilities are […]

SMUD, PG&E study electric long-haul trucking future

Utilities along the entire West Coast are joining together to create an electric highway to power long-haul shipping from Mexico to Canada along Interstate 5. The effort includes Sacramento Municipal Utility District and PG&E Corp. (NYSE: PCG), which with other utilities are preparing to install electric vehicle charging infrastructure for trucks to improve air quality and efficiency […]

Valley Clean Energy Seeking CAC members

Valley Clean Energy, is seeking members for their Community Advisory Committee. See info below for more information:   Purpose: The Community Advisory Committee is appointed by and acts as an advisory body to the Valley Clean Energy Alliance Board to provide recommendations on general policy and operations objectives. Roles and Responsibilities: • Advise the VCE […]

SMUD cancels controversial power line project north of Sacramento

SMUD on Friday canceled a controversial $345 million power line project north of Sacramento that had drawn opposition from farmers. The Sacramento Municipal Utility District announced that it had scrapped the Colusa-Sutter Transmission Line Project, saying the project had grown too expensive. The original price of $245 million had grown to $345 million since the project was […]

Status Check: Community Choice Aggregation

In September 2018, a Davis-based Community Choice Aggregation option known as Valley Clean Energy offered to extend its service to Winters and West Sacramento, months after launching in Woodland, Davis and unincorporated Yolo County. A month later, Comstock’s published a story about CCAs and their impact on the energy market and their potential long-term viability. CCAs offer […]