California drops wildfire utility protection plan

California lawmakers have decided to abandon a proposal by Gov. Jerry Brown to shield electrical utilities from some financial liability for wildfires.  There’s not enough...

California’s power system to enter a decade of disruption

With California’s grid facing an era of rapid change as access to renewable energy grows, three new reports from the nonprofit, nonpartisan think tank...

PG&E break company up to protect against fire liability?

Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) has hired Will, Gotshal & Manges LLP to export debt restructuring options. One of the options available to PG&E is...
battery storage

Two states drive surge in residential battery storage installations

Residential battery storage has surged in the US during the first quarter of 2018, according to a new report by Greentech Media and the...
PG&E wildfire

Gov. Brown’s proposal to ease wildfire liability labelled insufficient

Pacific Gas & Electric has reported a nearly $1 billion loss for Q2 of 2018 due to clean-up, repair and legal costs related to Northern California wildfires
DOE e-mobility

New deal to light Southern California for 25 years

Southern California Public Power Authority has signed a power purchase agreement (PPA) with independent power producer EDF Renewables North America for the provision of...
Taiwan Power Company

EDF evaluates new battery technology

Electricite De France (EDF) has just entered into an evaluation agreement in an effort to evaluate new battery technology to enable greater stationary storage...

California lawmakers may change utility wildfire liability

California lawmakers may make it easier for utilities to reduce liability for wildfire damage as the state braces for more severe blazes in the...
Duke Energy

California fires causing bankruptcy concerns for IOUs

California's investor-owned utilities (IoUs) face liability for damage caused by the state's 2017 wildfires that could bankrupt them. California experienced 394 wildfires at the end...

DEWA enhances smart grid cooperation with Stanford University

A delegation headed by HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), has visited Stanford University in...

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