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PG&E energy storage

PG&E looking to secure more than 400MW in lithium-ion storage in...

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.
wildfire season

SCE to begin line insulation work in California despite pandemic, lockdown

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.
PG&E bankruptcy

PG&E to plead guilty to 84 counts of manslaughter for 2018...

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.
California virus

PG&E donates $1 million, 900,000 masks for California COVID-19 relief

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 coronavirus

Tesla factory ordered to shut down as part of California COVID-19...

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”.
CIM solar

US developer advances 2.7GW California solar mega-plant

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.
California community solar

California mandates solar for new homes, but residents have an alternative

SMUD has lauded the CEC approval of its Neighborhood SolarShares community solar programme for the 2019 Building Standards, opening the door to community solar.
environmental sustainability

ENGIE helps California’s State Fund launch 2nd phase of sustainability plan

State Funh has partnered with utility ENGIE and professional services firm JLL to implement the second phase of its sustainability strategy.
PG&E bankruptcy

PG&E files June 2020 bankruptcy recovery plan

PG&E submitted regulatory and court filings outlining the key elements of the company's updated Chapter 11 Plan of Reorganisation.
Badger meter

Building resilience in water systems

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?

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