California Public Utility Commission

Type: Organization
Name: California Public Utility Commission
First reported 20 hours ago - Updated 12 hours ago - 1 reports

Onsite Generation: Can Utilities Rethink Their Business Proposition?

Can utilities adapt to emerging innovations that allow customers to “bypass” their services? Or, will power companies become the modern-day dinosaur?The trend is toward more independent customers who are able to generate their own electricity — all spearheaded ... [Published Forbes.com - 20 hours ago]
First reported Apr 17 2014 - Updated Apr 17 2014 - 1 reports

SolarCity to resume plans for installation of battery storage systems for power produced by rooftop PV systems in Golden State

Image provided by SolarCityIn a win for SolarCity Corp., a growing provider of rooftop photovoltaic systems, the California Public Utility Commission said the state’s utilities can no longer impose “charges including connection fees of as much as $800,” ... [Published Electrical Wholesaling - Apr 17 2014]
First reported Apr 11 2014 - Updated Apr 11 2014 - 1 reports

Colorado Senate Bill Allows Regulators to Set Ridesharing Rules; California Regulator Wants Companies to Bear Insurance Burden

States are continuing to wrestle with the insurance regulation of transportation network companies such as Uber, Lyft and Sidecar, as Colorado's Senate moved legislation into the House and California's Department of Insurance called for the rideshare ... [Published Individual.com - Apr 11 2014]
First reported Apr 10 2014 - Updated Apr 10 2014 - 1 reports

SONGS Community Engagement Panel Sheds Light …

San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS) is owned by Southern California Edison (SCE), San Diego Gas and Electric (SDG&E) as well as the City of Riverside Utilities Department. SCE is the majority stakeholder who holds 78% ownership of the plant. ... [Published Aliso Viejo Patch - Apr 10 2014]
First reported Apr 01 2014 - Updated Apr 01 2014 - 1 reports

SolarCity: Fears Are Overblown And Valuation Is Inexpensive

SummaryThe price of SolarCity has plummeted by almost 29% since February, presenting a buying opportunity. Concerns over higher operating expense and government policies on net metering and tax incentives are overdone. Valuation is inexpensive from ... [Published Seeking Alpha - Apr 01 2014]
Entities: SolarCity, Taxes, Financing
First reported Mar 29 2014 - Updated Mar 29 2014 - 1 reports

California Regulators Preserve Right To Sell Electricity Back To Grid

SAN DIEGO The solar industry won a key victory this week as California regulators extended the program that allows homeowners to sell solar-generated power back to utilities.Aired 3/28/14 on KPBS News .Solar advocate said California regulators gave ... [Published KPBS - Mar 29 2014]
First reported Mar 25 2014 - Updated Mar 25 2014 - 1 reports

SEIA Membership Elects New Directors

WASHINGTON, D.C. – By a vote of its members, the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) announced today that the following industry leaders have been elected to serve on SEIA’s Board of Directors: Susan Brown, Principal at Brightenergy; Tony Clifford, ... [Published Solar Energy Industries Association - Mar 25 2014]
First reported Mar 19 2014 - Updated Mar 19 2014 - 1 reports

The Malibu Times Honors 2013 Dolphin Award Winners

The Malibu Times presented its 24th annual Dolphin Awards last Saturday before a packed house at the Malibu West Swim Club.Twelve individuals and a local business were recognized for going above and beyond the call of duty to make life better for others. ... [Published Malibu Times - Mar 19 2014]
First reported Mar 19 2014 - Updated Mar 19 2014 - 1 reports

Maurice Gunderson: "Grid-scale storage is a game-changer"

California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger just signed AB 2514, an energy storage bill, into law. This is promising news -- but don't expect batteries and flywheels in every backyard and solar farm just yet.What happens next? The California Public Utility ... [Published Greentech Media - Mar 19 2014]
First reported Mar 18 2014 - Updated Mar 18 2014 - 1 reports

CPUC Singing the Right Tune on SONGS, But Southern California Still Needs to Harmonize to Achieve a Clean Energy Future

Last week, the California Public Utility Commission (CPUC) finalized an important decision for Southern California’s energy supply following the closure of the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS). The plan emphasizes increased reliance on clean ... [Published Environmental Defense - Mar 18 2014]
First reported Mar 14 2014 - Updated Mar 14 2014 - 1 reports

Coastal Commission backs bayfront move

CHULA VISTA The California Coastal Commission unanimously approved a coastal development permit Thursday for the relocation of an electrical substation on Chula Vista’s bayfront to a 12.42-acre parcel on Bay Boulevard.The project includes the construction ... [Published U-T San Diego - Mar 14 2014]
First reported Mar 11 2014 - Updated Mar 11 2014 - 1 reports

Pace of Construction on NRG eVgo's California Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Increases

More than 200 potential sites identified through partnerships and agreements46 now operational, under construction or in permittingCALIFORNIA--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Today NRG eVgo, a subsidiary of NRG Energy, Inc. (NYSE:NRG), announced that it has partnerships ... [Published CNBC - Mar 11 2014]

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...Whether the House will be willing to accept the amended version of the bill remains to be seen. "It's a far departure from the Senate version of the bill."
...you a low price for the electricity that you put on the grid and make you pay full price for the electricity you take off the grid," Haevner said. "We don't think that's quite fair, but there will be a big discussion about that over the next year."
...a commenter on Greentech Media's comment boards who, when I write about storage and dispatchability, seldom fails to to inform me of the following: "Large-scale energy storage co-located with VERs [Variable Energy Resources] is unlikely ever to be commonplace. It is irrational and based on a fundamental misunderstanding of variability and grid integration. For a good summary, I recommend this recent report out of NREL (this means you, Eric Wesoff):"
...We have already demonstrated that advances in wireless technologies mean that no area, regardless how remote, has to suffer poor communications.” "We believe that, today, broadband access is the next utility and a basic right for everyone. For rural communities like the Karuk, it is not just about quality of life, it is about delivering the social and economic opportunities that enable people to remain within their community. That's why we are proud of what we have achieved by providing the initial funding and enabling the tribes to start building the communications infrastructure they require" said Ciaran Doran, Group CEO of Datasat

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Onsite Generation: Can Utilities Rethink Their ... [Published Forbes.com - 20 hours ago]
SolarCity to resume plans for installation of b... [Published Electrical Wholesaling - Apr 17 2014]
Colorado Senate Bill Allows Regulators to Set R... [Published Individual.com - Apr 11 2014]
SONGS Community Engagement Panel Sheds Light … [Published Aliso Viejo Patch - Apr 10 2014]
SolarCity: Fears Are Overblown And Valuation Is... [Published Seeking Alpha - Apr 01 2014]
California Regulators Preserve Right To Sell El... [Published KPBS - Mar 29 2014]
SEIA Membership Elects New Directors [Published Solar Energy Industries Association - Mar 25 2014]
The Malibu Times Honors 2013 Dolphin Award Winners [Published Malibu Times - Mar 19 2014]
Maurice Gunderson: "Grid-scale storage is a ga... [Published Greentech Media - Mar 19 2014]
CPUC Singing the Right Tune on SONGS, But South... [Published Environmental Defense - Mar 18 2014]
Coastal Commission backs bayfront move [Published U-T San Diego - Mar 14 2014]
Pace of Construction on NRG eVgo's California E... [Published CNBC - Mar 11 2014]
Cover Oregon Scandal Deepens [Published Washington Free Beacon - Feb 11 2014]
Datasat and EnerTribe help bring broadband to t... [Published PRWeb - Nov 19 2013]
Ridesharing company Sidecar drops its donation ... [Published The Next Web - Nov 15 2013]
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Cover Oregon Scandal Deepens [Published Washington Free Beacon - Feb 11 2014]
OREGON—The story behind the massive failure of the Oregon health exchange website continues to unravel as allegations of fraud and gross mismanagement mount. Local news agencies have obtained emails and other reports suggesting state officials lied ...
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