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Marin’s airport land commission clears solar project for takeoff

A three-megawatt solar facility that will generate enough electricity to power 800 homes proposed on two vacant lots adjacent to Gnoss Field in unincorporated Novato was cleared for takeoff by the county’s Airport Land Use Commission on Monday. The county Planning Commission, which serves as the Airport Land Use Commission, reviewed the project and confirmed […]

Renewable energy microgrid to power Oakland conference

The VERGE 19 conference and expo will be powered by a fully functional, renewably powered microgrid, demonstrating the resilience and radical efficiency that is the essence of VERGE conferences.  VERGE 19, Oct. 22-24 in Oakland, is the platform for companies, cities and communities accelerating the clean economy. The event convenes more than 3,000 leaders to […]

East Bay Community Energy Approves Resource Adequacy Contract with Vistra Energy for New Battery Energy Storage Project, Paving Way for Shut Down of Fossil Fuel-Fired Power Plant in Oakland

Oakland, Calif. – The East Bay Community Energy (EBCE) board of directors on June 5 approved a contract with Vistra Energy to receiveresource adequacy capacity from a 20-megawatt (MW)/80-megawatt-hour (MWh) battery energy storage project that is currently planned to be built as a partial replacement for an aging, jet fuel-fired power plant located in the heart of Oakland. EBCE is a CommunityChoice Energy provider that serves most of Alameda County and is committed to increasing clean power within its local communities. The board’s approval of […]

SF hires financial adviser as it considers buying PG&E power lines

San Francisco has retained a financial adviser to help explore the possibility of buying Pacific Gas and Electric Co.’s local power lines, a sign the city is getting increasingly serious about moving toward a full-fledged municipal utility. The city hired Jefferies, a New York investment bank, to advise it as local officials look at making […]

East Bay Community Energy 2019-2020 Rate Setting Public Comment Period Open

East Bay Community Energy (EBCE) is committed to a robust and transparent rate setting process. We invite you to share your thoughts on EBCE’s 2019-2020 electric generation rates using one or more of the following methods: In-person at our June 1 public forum: Saturday, June 1, 2019, 10:00 AM – 11:30 AM Union City’s Kennedy Youth […]

San José Clean Energy’s Credit Facility with Barclays Bank Increases to $80 Million

San José, CA (May 20, 2019) – San José City Council agreed on April 30 to expand San José Clean Energy (SJCE)’s revolving credit agreement with Barclays Bank PLC from $50 million to $80 million. The increased credit facility will allow SJCE to make additional purchases of clean power into future years, thereby further hedging […]

$4,000 Used Plug-in Hybrid & EV Buyer Incentive Offered By Peninsula Clean Energy

In San Mateo County, California, which is about 20 miles south of San Francisco, Peninsula Clean Energy is offering a $4,000 incentive for qualifying residents who buy used plug-in hybrids (and EVs — we’ll get to that). The electric vehicle purchase incentive is part of a collaboration with Peninsula Family Service, which has offered the […]

Electric vehicle charging network expands to help Marin, Napa, Solano, Contra Costa commuters

Marin Clean Energy is continuing to expand its network of electric vehicle charging stations, flipping the switch on a 10-port, solar-powered facility a half block from the San Rafael downtown transit hub. The new $240,000 facility is part of the company’s plan to expand the number of public and private EV charging stations throughout its […]

Goldman Sachs Becomes Solar Supplier to California CCAs as Its Acquisition Spree Continues

Canadian Solar subsidiary Recurrent Energy has sold its remaining equity stake in the 100-megawatt Mustang solar project, a key resource for California’s flagship community-choice aggregators, to the Renewable Power Group of Goldman Sachs Asset Management. Thursday’s deal completes Recurrent’s sale of equity stakes in the 973 megawatts of solar it brought online in 2016 in California. Financial […]

San Francisco eyes PG&E utility’s grid assets for ‘total power independence’

As Pacific Gas and Electric Co. and its parent company PG&E Corp. struggle to formulate a plan of reorganization in their joint Chapter 11 bankruptcy proceeding, their hometown of San Francisco is advancing a plan of escape. San Francisco’s exploration of full independence from the utility through the possible purchase of its electric distribution assets […]