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, […]
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:
California’s goal to acquire massive amounts of new wind, solar, and storage won’t be reached if the transmission needed to deliver it is not built, policymakers, developers, and analysts stressed at a July 22 Joint Agency workshop.
California has mandated its state power providers reach 60% renewables by 2030, but the Sacramento Municipal Utility District plans to supply 100% clean energy by the start of the next decade. That puts it ahead of virtually all other utilities, according to SMUD’s March 2021 Zero Carbon report.
State regulators stripped natural gas power plants from a new mandate that 11,500 MW of new resources be online by mid-decade, to the delight of clean energy advocates. Two earlier competing California Public Utilities Commission proposals would have included fossil resources, with one calling for 1,500 MW and the other 500 […]