Northern California utility Pacific Gas & Electric Co. is asking for approval from state regulators to procure more than 400MW of lithium-ion energy storage from five projects.
Energy & Grid Management
Southern California Edison (SCE), will begin insulating power lines in Valencia in preparation for the wildfire season. The work has been deemed critical and the utility said the crews will practice physical distancing during while doing the installations.
Policy & Regulation
The utility announced it had reached a plea agreement with the Butte County District Attorney’s office, saving PG&E executives from prison sentences, but with a $4 million fine imposed.
Policy & Regulation
Pacific Gas & Electric is donating nearly one million medical masks to California governor Gavin Newsom’s emergency office in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Tesla’s California factory in Alameda county which employs roughly 10,000 people, and is responsible for most of the company’s vehicle manufacturing, has been ordered to shut down under the county’s “shelter-in-place” order, given its classification as a “non-essential business”.
US developer CIM Group announced the advancing of development of Westlands Solar Park, one of the largest permitted solar parks in the world that could grow to more than 2.7GW of capacity at full buildout, and provide clean energy to more than 1,200,000 homes.
SMUD has lauded the CEC approval of its Neighborhood SolarShares community solar programme for the 2019 Building Standards, opening the door to community solar.
State Funh has partnered with utility ENGIE and professional services firm JLL to implement the second phase of its sustainability strategy.
Imagine a time when water utilities have to enforce dramatic usage restrictions or even shut off water to millions of customers. Some California citizens are already experiencing that future with electricity. Who’s to say it couldn’t happen in the water sector?