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 […]
Regulatory affordability criteria to help control the state’s skyrocketing electricity rates were the starting point of a Feb. 28 California Public Utilities Commission conference.
California regulators must act because “there are people that have to choose between utility services and groceries,” said Abigail Solis, Manager of Sustainable Energy Solutions for Self-Help Enterprises. Regulators must “remove […]
Pacific Gas & Electric is seeking $15.2 billion to work towards its target of undergrounding thousands of miles of power lines in areas with high fire danger in the update to its 2020-2022 plan, a document highly anticipated in policy circles.
The company plans to bury more lines; from a little over 22 miles in […]
Southern California Edison has filed a 2022 update to its wildfire prevention plan at an estimated cost of more than $1.6 billion. The additional money will pay to insulate more bare power lines, install more fire-resistant poles and weather stations, and cut more trees near utility lines.
“It includes measures to reduce the frequency and […]
Pacific Gas & Electric Corp. reported less red ink last year, with a loss of $120 million, at $0.05 per share, compared with a loss of $1.3 billion, or $1.05 per share loss, in 2020. The fourth quarter came in with higher earnings, at $472 million, or $0.22 per share. That compares to fourth-quarter […]
A regulatory judge is calling for a $9.8 million penalty on Southern California Gas Co. for using ratepayer funds to oppose standards that increased the efficiency of appliances and buildings to reduce climate pollution. The California Public Utilities Commission proposal is a departure from an earlier decision in which it declined to penalize the […]