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$791,000 being paid to customers generating excess solar power Santa Clara County, Calif. – Throughout May, Silicon Valley Clean Energy (SVCE) is paying its solar customers for surplus solar energy produced over the past year. Solar ‘Net Energy Metering’ (NEM) customers having April credit balances greater than $100 will receive payments. More than 2,700 SVCE NEM customers will receive a total of $791,000 in payouts. The SVCE NEM program tracks the difference between the amount of […]
Customer relief, workforce training & community resilience Santa Clara County, Calif. – Building upon its April 2020 decision to allocate $10 million to COVID relief efforts, on May 13 the Silicon Valley Clean Energy Board of Directors approved new programs for customer relief, workforce training and community resiliency. The goal of these programs is to provide immediate […]
MCE Solar One Recognized in the Environmental Project Category in Partnership with City of Richmond and RichmondBUILD SAN RAFAEL and CONCORD, Calif. — MCE will be the recipient of Acterra’s 2020 Business Environmental Award in the Environmental Project category, along with the City of Richmond and RichmondBUILD, for its partnership on the MCE Solar One project, a […]
TRC will help support MCE’s community and vulnerable customer resiliency efforts SAN RAFAEL and CONCORD, Calif. — MCE is pleased to announce TRC as our partner to develop and implement an innovative, dispatchable, behind-the-meter battery energy storage resiliency program for MCE customers. MCE’s Energy Storage Program will deploy 15 megawatt hours of customer-sited storage throughout […]
Spring 2020 applications to focus on resilience and COVID recovery Sunnyvale, Calif. – Silicon Valley Clean Energy (SVCE) selected three program proposals to fund from the second round of Innovation Onramp, SVCE’s grant program that seeks to address key technical, market and policy barriers to achieving deep decarbonization. This round of funding targets innovative mobility […]
Oakland, Calif. (May 5, 2020) – East Bay Community Energy (EBCE) launched a campaign today aimed at increasing the number of local residents enrolled in energy discount programs. The California Alternate Rates for Energy (CARE) Program provides low-income customers up to a 35 percent discount on their electric bill and a 20 percent discount on their […]
More than 162 MW of solar plus battery storage will be added to the California grid, helping San José meet its climate goals and increasing renewable energy consumption during more hours of the day SAN JOSE, Calif. April 30, 2020 – San José Clean Energy (SJCE) and developer Terra-Gen have signed two long-term power purchase agreements (PPAs) […]
Thin-film solar leader First Solar just signed two 15-year power purchase agreements with community choice aggregators, Monterey Bay Community Power and Silicon Valley Clean Energy. Monterey Bay Community Power is a community choice aggregator (CCA) sourcing clean electricity for Monterey, San Benito and Santa Cruz counties in addition to San Luis Obispo and Morro Bay. Silicon Valley Clean Energy serves the majority of […]
Utility PG&E finalized its contract with a battery project slated to displace a jet-fuel-burning power plant in downtown Oakland, California. The Oakland Clean Energy Initiative models a pathway for removing decades-old power plants in dense urban settings while keeping the lights on with new lithium-ion batteries. But the project’s collaborative business model also makes it potentially groundbreaking […]
OAKLAND, CA — April 15, 2020 — Vistra (NYSE: VST) today announced that it is increasing the size of its battery energy storage project located at the site of its Oakland Power Plant. The battery will now have a capacity of 36.25 megawatts/145 megawatt-hours instead of the previously announced capacity of 20 MW/80 MWh. Vistra […]