This week the California Energy Commission approved $11 million in research grants for projects including a truck-mounted, non-polluting backup generator and a pilot program for a universal charger for electric vehicles.
Another project that got funded, and the one that grabbed the most attention is a ChargePoint effort to create an unprecedented 600 kW automated, […]
The California Public Utilities Commission ratcheted down the greenhouse gas emissions cap for the electric sector to 35 million metric tons by 2032 in place of 46 MMT, nearly a 25% reduction. To meet that target, the Commission directed the 40 electricity providers in the state to bring 40 new fossil-free gigawatts […]
California regulators and utilities are finally beginning to seize the emerging virtual power plant (VPP) opportunity that allows aggregations of rooftop solar and small-scale energy storage to deliver the value of a conventional power plant but with more flexibility.
VPPs are distributed energy resource aggregations that typically also include smart water heaters and heating-cooling […]
A long-discussed idea to address water losses and generate power took a step forward with a Tuesday announcement that the Department of Water Resources will give $20 million to a public utility south of Modesto to install 5 MW of solar panels over its irrigation canals.
This project at the Turlock Irrigation District will test […]
For the first time, the California grid operator has released a draft 20-year plan for a grid that supports total decarbonization of electricity in the state by 2045. The plan from the California Independent System Operator estimates a cost of $30.5 billion for new and upgraded high voltage lines needed to accommodate additions of […]
The California Energy Commission gave the green light to nearly $20 million in clean energy research and development grants midweek. The funding is roughly split between advancing electric vehicle charging and research projects unable to secure private funding.
More than $9.5 million will now go to EV infrastructure as follows: