Southern California Edison energy storage

Southern California Edison to build new virtual power plant with Sunrun

US utility Southern California Edison has entered into an agreement to build a new virtual power plant with distributed energy resources (DER) solutions company Sunrun.

EDF ensures US winemaker mitigates PG&E’s power shutoffs

Domaine Carneros has selected EDF Renewables to ensure its long-term financial and sustainability goals are achieved.

Four microgrids for California water treatment facilities

The Metropolitan Water District of Southern California is preparing to build four new microgrids at its facilities.
energy storage

California Energy Commission opts to fund vanadium flow batteries

The California Energy Commission (CEC) has selected to fund four energy storage projects incorporating vanadium flow batteries from UK-based Invinity Energy Systems plc.
Emissions free truck

Nations collaborate to grow zero emission commercial vehicle manufacturing and use

The Global Commercial Vehicle Drive to Zero programme expands its multinational push for zero emission trucks and buses.

Ed’s note: Could customers help avoid blackouts?

After reading about the recent blackouts in California, editor Claire Volkwyn wonders if customers can help avoiding blackouts.
London EV charging stations

California approves massive EV charging programme

In the US, the California Public Utilities Commission has approved Southern California Edison’s Charge Ready 2 EV charging programme.
California wildfire

UAVs to inspect over 50k utility structures amid California wildfire season

Cyberhawk selected for the provision of UAV services as part of efforts to monitor energy transmission infrastructure amid the California wildfire season.

Incentive programme pays utility customers $300,000 during heatwave

California-based clean energy programme OhmConnect paid out over $300,000 in incentives in just one day, to users who responded to the company's call California Independent System Operator's (CAISO) Flex Alert on Friday, 14 August.
SMUD smart meter

SMUD and Landis+Gyr sign exclusive five-year smart metering contract

Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) has agreed to an exclusive five-year smart metering contract with Landis+Gyr as the utility's exclusive smart meter provider.

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