A proposed plan to close California’s last nuclear plant gets harshly criticized. summary – activists who have opposed its operation from the beginning have presented detailed materials on why the facility should be closed earlier than its 2024 license date.
On Nov. 8, Public Utilities Commission (PUC) Administrative Law Judge Peter V. Allen rendered his recommended decision with respect to the PG&E joint proposal for the closure of Diablo to the full Public Utilities Commission Board. The Commission has the final decision making authority. It may act on Dec.
Will the California Public Utilities Commission live up to its image as an agency that’s a lap dog for the giant investor-owned utilities it regulates? Sooner or later, Californians are going to find out.
California’s last nuclear power plant – Diablo Canyon – may be one step closer to closing, despite a vocal campaign to save it. The California Public Utilities Commission on Wednesday issued a proposed decision that would approve plans by Diablo Canyon’s owner, Pacific Gas and Electric Co., to shut it down when the plant’s operating licenses expire, in 2024 and 2025.
The California Public Utilities Commission is a relatively obscure agency but has enormous sway over the lives of most Californians, particularly power customers. Right now, there are several cases before the CPUC that could have major impact on the lives, and wallets, of local customers.
Consumers tired of utilities’ carelessness and greed Community Choice Energy programs gaining popularity across California. There is a growing number of cities and regions that have started developing their own electric procurement programs using renewable energy to counter the IOU’s agenda.
Updated 6:45 p.m. TuesdayPacific Gas and Electric has informed state regulators of at least eight instances in which trees or tree limbs brought down power lines in the hours when a series of devastating fires
A California appeals court has ordered state utility regulators to turn over more than 100 San Onofre-related emails to and from the Governor’s Office to determine whether they should be released in response to a Public Records Act request.
Editorial: PG&E records show utility cannot be trusted Even if PG&E is not to blame for the Wine Country wildfires , Californians must come to grips with the fact that the utility’s maintenance record shows it cannot be trusted. Issue is the not just the 2011 San Bruno fire but the Sonoma county fires in 2017 that resulted in 44 deaths and cost billions in losses. This story is ongoing and will continue for years to come.
California broadband subsidy program heads for the deep freeze With the stroke of a pen, governor Jerry Brown transformed the California Advanced Services Fund (CASF) into a piggy bank for AT&T and Frontier Communications. Carve outs for federally subsidised service areas and the right of first refusal on unserved areas give them an opportunity to claim CASF money for the projects they want to do, and block independent projects virtually everywhere else in their service areas.
The former chief administrative law judge at California’s powerful utility regulator said Tuesday she was fired for cooperating with investigators looking into collusion between regulators and utility company executives. Karen Valentia Clopton announced that she’s filing a whistleblower compliant over her dismissal in August from her senior position at the California Public Utilities Commission, which regulates privately held natural gas, electric, water and other utilities.
City run alternative energy plan aims to promote ‘clean’ power. Here is another city that has jumped onto the CCA bandwagon as a way to get out from under PG&E’s massive power structure that has ruled state politics for years. Imagine, Governor Brown and the CPUC actively rolling back rooftop solar as it is endangering PG&E
The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) and the California Energy Commission have published a staff white paper assessing how impact of technology driven consumer electricity choices are cha. . .
The SEIA has filed testimony with the California Public Utilities Commission for SCE’s grid modernisation proposal, arguing that it is ‘premature, excessive’ and undervalues solar and other DERs.
Consumer groups oppose utilities panel appointee Consumer advocates and public-interest lawyers joined Thursday in calling on leaders in the California Senate to block the confirmation of one of Gov. Jerry Brown’s latest nominations to the Public
Under AB 2514, California’s landmark energy storage law passed in 2013, California’s three Investor-Owned Utilities (“IOUs”) (Southern California Edison (“SCE”), Pacific Gas & Electric (“PG&E”), and San Diego Gas & Electric (“SDG&E”)) are required to install 1,325 MW of energy storage by 2024. Recent California Public Utilities Commission (“CPUC”) decisionmaking under a later-passed energy storage…
Today, the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) and Vote Solar filed testimony with the California Public Utilities Commission on Southern California Edison’s grid modernization proposal and issued the following statements. CPUC is weighing SCE’s grid plan which is part of its general rate case proposal filed last fall.
Pacific Gas and Electric Company today announced the opening of the self-generation incentive program for 2017 through the end of 2019. During this timeframe, PG&E will administer more than $240 million in SGIP incentives to customers, offering financial incentives to help them install storage, renewables
PG&E and other major California energy companies have proposed a new method to allocate long-term energy contract costs that could affect whether consumers choose to purchase energy from major or local providers, as first reported by the East Bay Times.Read More…
Pacific Gas and Electric Company joined other California energy companies today in proposing a plan that supports the state’s clean energy goals, protects customer choice and ensures that all customers are treated equally.
Pacific Gas and Electric Co. spends hundreds of millions of dollars each year repairing and upgrading its electricity transmission system without any government agency screening the projects in advance to see if they’re needed.
From who’s in charge to how PG&E will replace lost energy, here’s what you need to know about the San Francisco hearings and PG&E’s application to the California Public Utilities Commission to shutter Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant by 2025.
The California Public Utilities Commission will begin hearing testimony at 10 a.m. in San Francisco for PG&E’s proposal to close Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant by 2025. The hearing will also be broadcast online.
The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) and California Energy Commission (CEC) announced that they will hold a joint forum on May 19, 2017 to discuss the future of retail electricity in California. By 2025, over 80% of all California electricity customers from the state’s three main investor-owned utilities will receive some form of alternative electricity service.
Pacific Gas and Electric Co. has agreed to an $86.5 million penalty to settle allegations that the utility engaged in improper backdoor communications with state regulators in the wake of the deadly San Bruno pipeline explosion.
LAKE COUNTY >> Local residential electricity users, already reeling from steep rate hikes in 2016, face a new round of rate increases from Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E), starting with their April bills.At the same time that resident
Pacific Gas and Electric Company today announced that it spent a record $2.85 billion with diverse suppliers in 2016, accounting for 44 percent of its total procurement. For the fifth straight year, diverse suppliers accounted for $2 billion-plus of the company’s spend and more than 40 percent of PG&E
The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) today (3/2) offered the following comment on a report issued yesterday (3/1) by Senator Jerry Hill regarding the recent bills of Pacific Gas and E. . .
After soaring monthly bills from Pacific Gas and Electric Co. this winter prompted a public outcry, California utility regulators said Thursday that they would consider tweaking natural gas rates to ease the pain. The California Public Utilities Commission, which sets rates for the state’s three big utilities, said it would consider ways to prevent future spikes in monthly gas bills.
Pacific Gas and Electric Co.’s electricity rates are about to undergo a fundamental change, and many Bay Area residents may not like the result. households using large amounts of electricity, many in California’s hot inland valleys, will see their monthly bills drop.
The mission statement of the California Public Utilities Commission begins by saying it “serves the public interest by protecting consumers.” But that claim is laughable to anyone familiar with the CPUC’s record this century.
A power struggle is shaping up between Fairfax and Pacific Gas and Electric Co., which announced it will resume installing so-called “smart” meters despite a renewed ban imposed by the Town Council.PG&E has decided to resume
AVILA BEACH – As a joint proposal concerning the future of PG&E’s Diablo Canyon Power Plant (DCPP) continues to move through the state’s review process, the energy company stated that it is looking forward to carefully reviewing and replying to written responses on the agreement that various groups submitted today to the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) for consideration.
SAN FRANCISCO–/–Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) today submitted a proposal to the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) for projects aimed at accelerating widespread electric vehicle adoption and combatting climate change. For the seven proposed projects, PG&E is requesting a total budget of approximately $253 million.
California electricity regulators are taking notice of Community Choice Energy. Perhaps they are concerned about the rapid growth of Community Choice Energy and want to gain control. Or perhaps they are excited about the way Community Choice has been stimulating clean power innovation and want to help it along.