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Other Utilities, Public Utilities

California needs to move on from net metering, advocates, industry and utility leaders say

September 22, 2022

Via: Utility Dive

Participants in an RE+ panel on ratemaking trends generally agreed that the time for net metering policies has passed in many states. But finding consensus around what should come next could prove challenging. “Here in California, we are in a […]


Other Utilities, Public Utilities

California moves to eliminate gas line extension subsidies starting in 2023 amid building decarbonization push

August 10, 2022

Via: Utility Dive

California’s current gas rules offer a variety of subsidies to a customer, builder or developer who wants to connect to the gas utility system – while the total cost of the gas line extension is initially paid by the applicant, […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

California’s grid operator moves to enhance reliability, economic prospects for utility-scale energy storage

July 12, 2022

Via: Utility Dive

To accommodate the storage needed to ensure grid reliability as renewable energy grows, the operator of California’s electricity system is working to improve how it models energy storage to facilitate market participation and increase payments to storage providers. The California […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

Utilities, solar industry square off as California reopens record in net energy metering process

June 15, 2022

Via: Utility Dive

The CPUC released its proposal to revise California’s current net energy metering program in December, outlining a tariff structure that included an export compensation rate based on the avoided cost values of behind-the-meter systems. However, the proposal drew a lot […]


Basic Services, Emergency Services

Firm picked to provide California’s NG911 emergency alerts

March 1, 2022

Via: StateScoop

The public-safety tech firm Rave Mobile Safety announced Monday that it’s been selected as California’s provider for emergency mass notifications amid a statewide project to upgrade its 911 system. Rave’s cloud-based platform is now available to hundreds of public-safety agencies […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

California utilities’ brazen plan to kill rooftop solar

February 1, 2022

Via: Utility Dive

California has been a national leader in meeting solar energy targets for fighting climate change, but that could change in the near future. A key part of solar’s success has been widespread adoption of rooftop systems by forward-thinking homeowners. Given […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

EPA Releases Bold National Strategy to Transform U.S. Recycling, California Stands at Forefront

November 24, 2021

Via: Waste360

The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) released the 2021 National Recycling Strategy to tackle recycling challenges facing the nation and to create a stronger, more resilient, and cost-effective municipal solid waste recycling system. This year, California alone has invested $270 […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

California turns focus to ensuring grid reliability during 2022, 2023 summer months

November 2, 2021

Via: Utility Dive

The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) has been implementing multiple measures to help ensure grid reliability during the summer months, following a record-breaking heatwave in the state in 2020 that forced the California Independent System Operator to initiate outages. In […]


Other Utilities, Public Utilities

PG&E, SDG&E among companies supporting gas in California’s 11.5 GW ‘clean’ procurement order

October 25, 2021

Via: Utility Dive

When the CPUC passed its 11.5 GW procurement order in June, Commissioner Clifford Rechtschaffen hailed it as a “landmark decision,” noting that “This is enough to power about 2.5 million households in the state, and all this will be coming […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

California Recycling Company Pleads Guilty to Recycling Fraud Scam

October 7, 2021

Via: Waste360

Recycling Services Alliance, Inc., a Sacramento, CA recycling company, will pay $34 million for a long-running fraud scheme in which the company illegally submitted fake weight tickets and processed out-of-state bottles and cans to get inflated refunds for used beverage […]


Other Utilities, Public Utilities

California considers increasing Aliso Canyon’s gas storage to boost reliability, despite calls to shut it down

October 5, 2021

Via: Utility Dive

The proposals come just days after SoCalGas announced that it will record an after-tax charge of $1.1 billion after reaching settlement agreements to resolve lawsuits brought against the utility due to a leak at the Aliso Canyon facility in 2015. […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

California utility energy savings goals now account for fuel-switching potential

September 29, 2021

Via: Utility Dive

As California utilities become more efficient, saving energy gets harder. Identifying the potential to save energy and money by switching away from gas-fired appliances opens up new conservation potential for utility goals, Chhabra said. “They’ve broken out savings potentials into three […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

Digging into Single-use Plastic Legislation in California

September 22, 2021

Via: Waste360

Two billss related to single-use plastics — AB 1276 and AB 962 — have passed the California assembly and are now on Governor Newsom’s desk for consideration. AB 1276 is designed to reduce plastic pollution from single-use food and beverage […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

California Will Add Gas-Fired Units to Increase Power Supply

August 20, 2021

Via: PowerMag

The California Energy Commission (CEC) has approved licenses for gas-fired power units to help the state cope with continued electricity shortages. The move comes after Gov. Gavin Newsom earlier declared a state of emergency for California’s power grid. The state’s […]


Electric Utility, Public Utilities

California utilities object to fossil fuel requirements in proposed 11.5 GW procurement package

June 15, 2021

Via: Utility Dive

The CPUC’s proposals aim to ensure that California has adequate resources to maintain grid reliability during the middle of the decade, after the roughly 2,200 MW Diablo Canyon nuclear plant is retired by 2025. In addition, more than 3,700 MW […]


Public Utilities, Telecommunications

Intel, AWS to deploy private CBRS network in California school district

June 9, 2021

Via: RCR Wireless News

Intel and AWS have partnered with Megh Computing, a provider of a real-time, AI-based Video Analytics Solution (VAS), to deploy a Citizens Broadband Radio Service (CBRS) private network to part of Sacramento, California. The network’s aim is to provide high-speed […]


Public Utilities, Waste Management

California invests 25 million dollar in recycling

April 28, 2021

Via: Waste Management World

As the world’s fifth-largest economy, California can show the world how to rebuild into a self-sustaining, circular manufacturing system that reduces trash pollution and ensures products get recycled and remanufactured within our state,” California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery […]


Health & Insurance, Social Services

California and Texas Took Different Routes to Vaccination. Who’s Ahead?

April 22, 2021

Via: Kaiser Health News

California and Texas, the country’s two most populous states, have taken radically different approaches to the pandemic and the vaccination campaign to end it. California has trumpeted its reliance on science and policies it says are aimed at improving social […]


Health & Insurance, Social Services

Pandemic Highlights Need for Urgent Care Clinics for Women

April 16, 2021

Via: Kaiser Health News

SAN JOSE — Last spring, only weeks into the pandemic, Christina Garcia was spending her days struggling to help her two young sons adjust to online schooling when she got such a heavy, painful period she could barely stand. After […]


Health & Insurance, Social Services

California Counties a Hodgepodge of Highs and Lows in Vaccinating Vulnerable Seniors

April 7, 2021

Via: Kaiser Health News

Even as California prepares to expand vaccine eligibility on April 15 to all residents age 16 and up, the state has managed to inoculate only about half its senior population — the 65-and-older target group deemed most vulnerable to death […]