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 […]
Federal energy regulators rejected Pacific Gas & Electric’s request to swiftly recoup $6 million it spent downscaling three transmission projects as directed by the California grid operator. The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission voted 4-0 to deny PG&E permission to collect the money from ratepayers under its transmission tariff because the projects are still alive […]
The newly reinitiated stakeholder process to build a Western Day-Ahead Market took two steps forward that shows the California Independent System Operator’s ongoing commitment to the process. Stakeholders continued engagement also demonstrates progress.
On Dec. 3, following a forum and foundational workshop, CAISO responded to stakeholders’ calls for more detail and committed to creating working […]
SB 100 set clean power goals for California, providing a clear and bold statement of the state’s commitment to global leadership toward a clean energy future by 2045. To achieve these goals, however, California requires an equally decisive and bold long-term plan to transition to tomorrow’s energy fleet.
The biggest threat to California’s decarbonization goals […]
The plan to swap out the polluting Oakland Energy Center with battery storage this coming January has been delayed because of interconnection issues. It is a serious problem that is not limited to this plan to replace polluting energy with cleaner alternatives. Last week, California Public Utilities Commission member Martha Guzman Aceves pointed to […]
The California-led real-time Energy Imbalance Market has delivered significant savings to Western power providers, but other regions’ market ambitions are threatening the plan to expand it to a day-head market in three years.