Entries by CalCCA

California’s Resource Adequacy Program Hits Snag on Out-of-State Imports

Greentech Media Over the past month, the California Public Utilities Commission’s effort to reform its Resource Adequacy program has hit a major snag, one centered on longstanding conflicts about how to value out-of-state imports as part of the state’s future grid capacity mix. California has faced numerous challenges in its year-long effort to change the RA […]

An Inside Look at a Groundbreaking Solar-Storage Procurement in California

Greentech Media Early this month, three community-choice aggregators and one municipal utility serving much of California’s San Francisco Bay Area launched a 30-megawatt distributed energy storage-plus-solar solicitation. It breaks ground on multiple fronts. First, it’s one of the largest-ever efforts to aggregate distributed energy resources (DERs) at a scale that can help California’s power grid meet its […]

How Silicon Valley is rising to climate challenge

Mercury News Long before Silicon Valley counties declared a climate emergency, we knew that we were facing a climate crisis. For half a century, scientists warned of the looming threat. Yet, the collective legacy of climate action leadership has been far too slow, tepid and cautious. Policy makers have too often tinkered around the edges […]

Incentives for Smart Thermostats and Heat Pump Water Heaters Now Available Through Sonoma Clean Power

November 26, 2019 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Kate Kelly, Director of Public Relations/Sonoma Clean Power kkelly@sonomacleanpower.org | 707.978.3468   Incentives for Smart Thermostats and Heat Pump Water Heaters Now Available Through Sonoma Clean Power Sonoma Clean Power Adds New Technologies to Its Demand-Response Program   (SANTA ROSA, CA) – Sonoma Clean Power (SCP), the public electricity provider for […]

MCE Commits $3 Million to Support Local Resiliency Projects in the Wake of PG&E Power Shutoffs

New investments are part of MCE’s comprehensive strategy for supporting communities and vulnerable customers across its four-county service area FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Nov. 22, 2019 MCE Press Contact: Kalicia Pivirotto | Marketing Manager (415) 464-6036 | kpivirotto@mceCleanEnergy.org SAN RAFAEL and CONCORD, Calif. — MCE’s Board voted last night to commit $3 million to support resiliency […]

East Bay Community Energy Approves $500,000 for Program to Support Customers with Medical Need for Reliable Electricity

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: November 20, 2019 Press Contact: Annie Henderson ahenderson@ebce.org | 510-640-9681 East Bay Community Energy Approves $500,000 for Program to Support Customers with Medical Need for Reliable Electricity Program will address vulnerable customer needs during PG&E Public Safety Power Shutoffs Hayward, Calif. – The East Bay Community Energy (EBCE) board of directors tonight approved half […]

Community Choice Aggregators on the Rise as an Alternative Electricity Provider

National Law Review Community choice aggregators (CCAs) are growing in popularity as an alternative electricity provider for communities that want more local control over their energy mix. And so, financiers, CCAs and other business leaders must assess what this growth means for the electric grid, utility business models and project finance. While there’s a primary […]

Tracking Progress on 100% Clean Energy Targets

Greentech Media A transition toward 100 percent clean electricity is underway in the United States, led by cities and states across the country. “An enormous amount of authority still rests with the states for determining your energy future. So we can build these policies that will become a postcard from the future for the rest […]