Governor Signs Bill to Develop Offshore Wind Industry

Governor Signs Bill to Develop Offshore Wind Industry

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Gov. Gavin Newsom signed a bill to help develop offshore wind (OSW), AB 525, into law—along with several other bills ...
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Legislature Approves New Office of Wildfire Technology Research and Development

Legislature Approves New Office of Wildfire Technology Research and Development

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California is notorious for being in flames in what seems like an endless wildfire season. Factors including climate change and ...
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Will California's power grid withstand heatwaves this summer?

Will California’s power grid withstand heatwaves this summer?

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The California Independent System Operator (ISO) projects electricity supply for summer 2021 to be better than last year. Although a ...
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Grants awarded to protect vulnerable communities from PSPS

Grants awarded to protect vulnerable communities from PSPS

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The State of California is distributing $50 million in Community Power Resiliency grants aimed to protect local and vulnerable communities ...
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After California’s Costly Firestorms, A Wildfire Innovation Office Emerges

After California’s Costly Firestorms, A Wildfire Innovation Office Emerges

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As California grapples with an upsurge of deadly fires, a new bill proposes an Office of Wildfire Technology Research and ...
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National Lab Report Calls for State Working Group on Carbon Capture Storage Projects

National Lab Report Calls for State Working Group on Carbon Capture Storage Projects

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California Executive Order B-55-18 set the goal of reaching carbon neutrality no later than 2045, with the hope of achieving ...
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Proposal aims to develop offshore wind power industry in California

Proposal aims to develop offshore wind power industry in California

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A new legislative proposal seeks to create an offshore wind-power industry in California aimed at helping the state achieve its ...
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Governor announces key energy agency appointments

Governor announces key energy agency appointments

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Gov. Newsom made several appointments to key energy agencies this week.  Darcie Houck to the CPUC, Sivia Gunda to the ...
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Will governor's $1.5 billion zero-emission vehicle plan lose steam?

Will governor’s $1.5 billion zero-emission vehicle plan lose steam?

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As part of his $227 billion 2021-22 budget, Gov. Newsom proposed nearly $1.5 billion to support his executive order to ...
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California approves $115 million for hydrogen fueling stations

California approves $115 million for hydrogen fueling stations

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The California Energy Commission (CEC) approved a plan on December 9 that will invest up to $115 million to increase ...
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New site tracks grid outages

New site tracks grid outages

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The California Independent System Operator (ISO) launched a 2021 Summer Readiness webpage to help the public understand the August 2020 ...
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Appliance energy standards targeted in latest lawsuit against feds

Appliance energy standards targeted in latest lawsuit against feds

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A lawsuit was filed by California Attorney General Xavier Becerra, along with a coalition of 15 attorney generals and New ...
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CAISO changes leadership structure

CAISO changes leadership structure

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Beginning Monday, November 9, the California Independent System Operator (ISO) will reorganize its executive-level leadership structure with the hope of ...
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PG&E Warns 500,000 Customers of PSPS

PG&E Warns 500,000 Customers of PSPS

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Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) warned late on Friday (10/23), that nearly half a million of its customers to lose ...
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Changes in the Assembly Utilities and Energy Committee Staff

Changes in the Assembly Utilities and Energy Committee Staff

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While the Assembly Utilities and Energy Committee's makeup is bound to change after the election, Assemblyman Chris Holden recently announced ...
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Flex Alert

CAISO Calls Statewide FlexAlert

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The California Independent System Operator (CAISO) has called a Statewide FlexAlert for today, seeking statewide energy conservation from 3 p.m ...
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PG&E Begins Shutting off Power in 3rd PSPS Event of 2020

PG&E Begins Shutting off Power in 3rd PSPS Event of 2020

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Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) has just announced that the utility has initiated a Public Safety Power Shutoff's (PSPS) to ...
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PG&E Says PSPS to Begin Today, Could Last 3 Days, 24 Counties Affected

PG&E Says PSPS to Begin Today, Could Last 3 Days, 24 Counties Affected

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Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) updated its possible Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) alert this morning, stating that they continue ...
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PG&E Warns of 3rd PSPS Event of the Year for Northern California

PG&E Warns of 3rd PSPS Event of the Year for Northern California

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Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) today issued a press release warning its customers that the third Public Power Safety Shutoff ...
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CAISO, CPUC, CEC Issue Preliminary Report on Blackouts

CAISO, CPUC, CEC Issue Preliminary Report on Blackouts

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The Assembly Utilities and Energy Committee will be holding an oversight hearing with the California Independent System Operator (CAISO), California ...
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