NRG Asked to Suspend Its Controversial Gas Plant Application. What Does That Actually Mean? - Greentech Media

Wed, 2017-11-01 11:50

Greentech Media

NRG Asked to Suspend Its Controversial Gas Plant Application. What Does That Actually Mean?
Greentech Media
After two members of the California Energy Commission said they would recommend rejecting the controversial peaker plant's siting application, NRG came back with its own surprise. Its counsel, Michael Carroll of law firm Latham and ... Carroll argues ...

Controversial consultant abandons contract with Imperial Irrigation District after Desert Sun investigation - The Desert Sun

Wed, 2017-11-01 11:01

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Controversial consultant abandons contract with Imperial Irrigation District after Desert Sun investigation
The Desert Sun
A major Southern California energy and water utility will no longer employ a controversial consultant, following a Desert Sun investigation into possible conflicts of interest involving tens of millions of dollars in spending on solar and battery ...

California Utility's Clean Energy Pathway Includes Focus on EVs - NGT News

Wed, 2017-11-01 07:46

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California Utility's Clean Energy Pathway Includes Focus on EVs
NGT News
1) Doubling the use of carbon-free electricity, supported by energy storage, from 40% today to 80% by 2030. The electric sector has already reduced GHG emissions below 1990 levels, and it now accounts for only 19% of California's GHG emissions. The ...
SoCal Edison looks to decarbonize grid, transportation in new climate planUtility Dive

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Profits up, Edison International Talks Clean Energy Goals - RTO Insider

Tue, 2017-10-31 17:02

RTO Insider

Profits up, Edison International Talks Clean Energy Goals
RTO Insider
Edison International clean energy Edison International says its grid will help California meet its clean energy goals, but infrastructure and market improvements are still needed. The company, parent of utility Southern California Edison (SCE), “must ...
Edison says California needs one-quarter of its vehicles to be electric to meet climate change goalsThe San Gabriel Valley Tribune

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Southern California Edison Proposes Clean Power And Electrification Pathway - North American Windpower

Tue, 2017-10-31 11:59

North American Windpower

Southern California Edison Proposes Clean Power And Electrification Pathway
North American Windpower
1) Doubling the use of carbon-free electricity, supported by energy storage, from 40% today to 80% by 2030. The electric sector has already reduced GHG emissions below 1990 levels, and it now accounts for only 19% of California's GHG emissions. The ...

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Portland General Electric plans to invest in 39 MW of energy storage - pv magazine USA

Tue, 2017-10-31 06:18

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Portland General Electric plans to invest in 39 MW of energy storage
pv magazine USA
California is, as usual, leading the race toward a solar + storage future, having recently decided to require utilities to include non-fossil fuel alternatives – including electricity storage – to serve during those early evening peak times. ... On its ...

Elon Musk says 'we'll work harder' about Tesla's effort to solve Australia's power issues - Electrek

Mon, 2017-10-30 09:25

Electrek

Elon Musk says 'we'll work harder' about Tesla's effort to solve Australia's power issues
Electrek
Tesla CEO Elon Musk was interviewed by Australia's 60 Minutes about the country's current power crisis and Tesla's effort to help solve the issues with energy storage. The California-based automaker/energy company is now caught up in what is being ...

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Next-Generation Energy Technologies Are Constrained by Outdated Markets. Here's How to Fix Them - Greentech Media

Mon, 2017-10-30 03:11

Greentech Media

Next-Generation Energy Technologies Are Constrained by Outdated Markets. Here's How to Fix Them
Greentech Media
In California, state officials have essentially canceled plans for a 262-megawatt gas peaker after discovering that a portfolio of energy storage (mixed in with some solar and demand response) could provide the same technical capabilities and ...

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Promising energy storage technologies for our renewable future - Boing Boing

Sat, 2017-10-28 06:24

Boing Boing

Promising energy storage technologies for our renewable future
Boing Boing
Thermal energy has its appeal in hot areas with cool nights, especially in California and the southwest. In May, thermal energy system builder Ice Energy partnered with NRG Energy to deliver 1,800 "ice batteries" to commercial and industrial customers ...

Energy Recap: Examining Solar Energy's 'Duck Curve' - Seeking Alpha

Fri, 2017-10-27 16:03

Seeking Alpha

Energy Recap: Examining Solar Energy's 'Duck Curve'
Seeking Alpha
Welcome to the latest edition of the Energy Recap. This week, we wanted to share an interesting article by Dr. Becca Jones-Albertus that discusses the issue of solar energy over-generation in California. Below is a chart published by the California ...

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Portland General Electric eyes spending up to $100M on energy storage - Portland Business Journal

Fri, 2017-10-27 14:57

Portland Business Journal

Portland General Electric eyes spending up to $100M on energy storage
Portland Business Journal
Battery energy storage deployment has been growing in the past few years, both for "behind the meter" uses (at homes and businesses) and by utilities. California utilities have been among the biggest adopters, driven by aggressive renewables adoption, ...
Portland General Electric Announces Third Quarter 2017 ResultsEnerCom Inc. (press release) (blog)

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Envision Solar Announces Multiple EV ARC(TM) Deployments in Several California Cities - Power Engineering Magazine

Fri, 2017-10-27 13:03

Envision Solar Announces Multiple EV ARC(TM) Deployments in Several California Cities
Power Engineering Magazine
Bloomberg Energy Finance forecasts EV adoption will happen more quickly than previously estimated as EV costs drop, and battery storage increases. Envision Solar stands ready to meet this exponentially increasing demand with the most rapidly ...

Kauai to cross 50% renewable energy threshold with development of state's largest solar-plus-storage facility - Pacific Business News (Honolulu)

Fri, 2017-10-27 08:05

Pacific Business News (Honolulu)

Kauai to cross 50% renewable energy threshold with development of state's largest solar-plus-storage facility
Pacific Business News (Honolulu)
Boulder, Colorado-based AES Distributed Energy announced earlier this week that it has selected SunPower Corp.'s Oasis Power Plant platform for its proposed 28-megawatt facility in Lawai. The site will also include a 20MW energy storage system that has ...

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Rule 21: California's Electric Grid Just Got Smarter - Solar Industry

Thu, 2017-10-26 06:00

Solar Industry

Rule 21: California's Electric Grid Just Got Smarter
Solar Industry
Solar photovoltaics (PV) and battery energy storage systems (BESS) can create grid-quality AC on the site where it is consumed, and they are becoming a larger contributor to the modern electric grid. These resources can be connected at virtually any ...

Imperial Irrigation District says board members didn't violate California law - The Desert Sun

Wed, 2017-10-25 15:33

The Desert Sun

Imperial Irrigation District says board members didn't violate California law
The Desert Sun
The company that got the battery contract was Coachella Energy Storage Partners, which is led by Mike Abatti, a former IID board member. The relatively new company, which formed in 2013, employed ZGlobal as its chief engineer. ZGlobal prepared the ...

Hydro Quebec, Berkeley Lab to team up on electric cars, energy storage - Electric Light & Power

Wed, 2017-10-25 09:37

Electric Light & Power

Hydro Quebec, Berkeley Lab to team up on electric cars, energy storage
Electric Light & Power
To further the acceleration of the 2050 energy use goals of California and the United States, as well as Quebec and Canada, the participants will assess the feasibility of creating a California-based joint center focused on research and development and ...
Hydro-Quebec, DOE to explore collaboration on storage, EVsUtility Dive

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Hydro-Quebec, DOE to explore collaboration on storage, EVs | Utility ... - Utility Dive

Wed, 2017-10-25 06:26

Hydro-Quebec, DOE to explore collaboration on storage, EVs | Utility ...
Utility Dive
The U.S. Department of Energy's Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory and Hydro-Quebec announced Monday they will explore possible research and ...

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California Enviros Debate Priorities for Policy Report - RTO Insider

Tue, 2017-10-24 17:17

RTO Insider

California Enviros Debate Priorities for Policy Report
RTO Insider
While reducing greenhouse gas emissions and increasing the use of renewable resources will remain top priorities for California for the foreseeable future, a biennial policy report by state energy planners has some environmentalists calling for even ...

Greening the ramp: California looks to carbon-free resources to combat the 'duck curve' - Utility Dive

Tue, 2017-10-24 07:52

Greening the ramp: California looks to carbon-free resources to combat the 'duck curve'
Utility Dive
The bill requires IRP planning scenarios for procurement of DER, energy efficiency technologies, demand response products, and energy storage. Planning must also meet California's resource adequacy requirements. The initial version of SB 338 proposed ...

The beginning of the end of big, climate-changing power plants in California - Los Angeles Times

Tue, 2017-10-24 05:02

Los Angeles Times

The beginning of the end of big, climate-changing power plants in California
Los Angeles Times
The Puente Energy Project, to be built and operated by NRG Energy, had obtained most of the necessary approvals and was preparing for the final go-ahead from the California Energy Commission. It was a project similar to other ... Just in the last year ...

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