A Duke Energy pilot would use three cutting-edge electric vehicle technologies, a flat subscription rate, in-vehicle communications, and some utility management of charging during demand peaks, to enable the utility to maximize customer savings and minimize system […]
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 […]
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.
An innovative proposal from Vote Solar and other solar advocates would demonstrate that customer-sited solar and storage can provide reliability and resiliency. The Joint Solar Reliability Parties microgrid docket filing with the California Public Utilities Commission proposes rebates for adding storage.