PG&E’s record-breaking battery proposal wins approval from regulators

“California utility regulators approved Pacific Gas & Electric’s proposal to build the two largest battery systems in the world. The 4-1 vote marks a landmark development in California’s quest to decarbonize its electrical system by shifting from natural gas to non-emitting sources for flexible power. “Not only will this help California integrate solar and reduce…

‘Blackout blackmail’ or last resort? PG&E defends Northern California power cut

“The utility defended its actions, however, saying the high winds did damage some of its power lines. “Crews found multiple instances where equipment was potentially damaged during the recent weather event,” said Brandi Merlo, a spokeswoman for Pacific Gas and Electric Co. Merlo couldn’t provide any specific information about the damage. PG&E shut off power…

Avoiding another California electricity crisis

“The judges who made those rulings thought they were providing an efficient and equitable way to spread costs of natural disasters, by having all utility customers contribute the “just compensation” and eliminating any need to prove that utilities were at fault for widespread damage to which their equipment contributed. But there is substantial doubt whether…

PG&E proposes innovative clean energy alternative to aging fossil fuel plant in Oakland

PG&E’s Oakland Clean Energy Initiative would provide a clean and innovative alternative that could replace the existing power plant and would be a cleaner and more affordable option than the traditional approach of using either a new fossil-fueled plant or new transmission lines through heavily populated areas of Oakland. The proposal would use local clean…

EPRI Outlines R&D Plans for California’s Largest Zero Net Energy Home Community

The largest zero net energy (ZNE) community of single-family homes in California will serve as a multi-year living laboratory when Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) researchers begin to monitor and analyze the benefits and impacts of smart and grid-connected homes. A collaborative team, including De Young Properties, EPRI, BIRAenergy, and Pacific Gas and Electric, unveiled…

PG&E Training on Title 24 Part 6 – August 17th in Jackson, CA

If there are not enough registrants the training will be canceled so please take advantage of this valuable opportunity for local governments building inspectors and plan examiners. o   Location: Jackson, CA  o   Title: Title 24 Part 6 Essentials – Residential Standards for Plans Examiners and Building Inspectors o   Target Audience: local government building inspectors and plans…

PG&E Tool Lending Library

PG&E provides a library of tools that can be borrowed without purchase. The library includes data loggers, infrared cameras, and much more testing equipment for building energy efficiency. Click here to find the tool lending library Click here to read the policy for tool lending
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