Decarbonization

Three Emerging Technologies Shape Cutting Edge EV Charging Pilot

March 7, 2022|Comments Off on Three Emerging Technologies Shape Cutting Edge EV Charging Pilot

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 [...]

Utility Earnings: Rate Bases for Sempra Firms in Calif., Tex. Triple Over Four Years

February 28, 2022|Comments Off on Utility Earnings: Rate Bases for Sempra Firms in Calif., Tex. Triple Over Four Years

Edison International, the parent company of Southern California Edison, reported annual earnings for 2021 a bit higher than the previous year, at $759 million, or $2.00 per share, compared to $739 million, or $1.98 per [...]

$11 Million for Big Charging and Green Energy

February 16, 2022|Comments Off on $11 Million for Big Charging and Green Energy

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 [...]

Emerging Technologies: Virtual Power Plants Advance in California

February 14, 2022|Comments Off on Emerging Technologies: Virtual Power Plants Advance in California

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 [...]

Grid Operator Proposes $30 Billion for Green Grid

February 3, 2022|Comments Off on Grid Operator Proposes $30 Billion for Green Grid

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 [...]

Booming Clean Energy Highlights Transmission Needs

January 3, 2022|Comments Off on Booming Clean Energy Highlights Transmission Needs

Record growth through the end of last September brought the combined installed wind, solar, and battery storage capacity in the United States to 186.7 GW, according to the just-released Q3 Clean Power Quarterly by America [...]

FERC Won’t Allow PG&E to Bill Ratepayers $6M for Transmission Planning

January 3, 2022|Comments Off on FERC Won’t Allow PG&E to Bill Ratepayers $6M for Transmission Planning

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 [...]

CAISO Regional Market Design Details Emerge, Big Questions Remain

December 13, 2021|Comments Off on CAISO Regional Market Design Details Emerge, Big Questions Remain

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. [...]

  • Green hydrogen at the Port of LA

LA Green Hydrogen Hub Prospects Growing

December 6, 2021|Comments Off on LA Green Hydrogen Hub Prospects Growing

HyDeal Los Angeles, a public-private renewable hydrogen advocacy consortium seeking to make Los Angeles a global renewable hydrogen hub, appears to be making strides. It is feasible to deliver cost-competitive renewable hydrogen to the LA [...]

Community Energy Confronts Exit Fee Price Volatility

December 6, 2021|Comments Off on Community Energy Confronts Exit Fee Price Volatility

California community aggregators have deployed large amounts of wind, geothermal, solar, storage and microgrid technology, advancing California’s and community energy's clean energy standards, California Community Choice Association Executive Director Beth Vaughan said during a Dec. [...]

Green Hydrogen Development Depends on Funding

November 30, 2021|Comments Off on Green Hydrogen Development Depends on Funding

Public and private financial support is critical to attaining a viable green hydrogen industry, which is considered a key strategy to decarbonize the power, transportation and industrial sectors, proponents stressed during the first day of [...]

Storage Surges, but Will Rooftop PV Payment Changes Affect its Pairing with Solar?

November 30, 2021|Comments Off on Storage Surges, but Will Rooftop PV Payment Changes Affect its Pairing with Solar?

Well before California signed international agreements to slash climate-harmful emissions from the energy and building sectors at last month’s COP-26 climate summit in Glasgow, Scotland, the state was far ahead on battery storage. And it [...]

Guest Editorial: A Long-Term Vision Will Help California Decarbonize Faster and Cheaper

November 23, 2021|Comments Off on Guest Editorial: A Long-Term Vision Will Help California Decarbonize Faster and Cheaper

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 [...]

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