Sacramento utility pushes all-electric homes: ‘California Is wasting money to build homes with gas’

“With the launch of an incentive program for existing homes on June 1, Sacramento’s electric utility provides rebates promoting electrification in both retrofitted and new homes. The rebate program for all-electric new homes launched last year. Some 700 units are in the construction pipeline under the program, according to Owen Howlett, project manager of energy…

Energy Storage: Meeting California’s Clean and Reliable Energy Goals – Apr 23

The Local Government Sustainable Energy Coalition (LGSEC) and the Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) invite you to register for a one-day networking forum for California local government energy professionals on Monday, April 23rd from 8:15 AM – 5:00 PM. The event will take place at SMUD’s Customer Service Center building at 6301 S Street, Sacramento, CA in the Rubicon Room,…

A Deep Look at Sacramento’s Groundbreaking Use of Distributed Energy and Customer Data

Greentech Media dives into SMUD’s effort to integrated DER with the help of Smart Electric Power Alliance (SEPA) and engineering firm Black & Veatch. From the report: “SMUD has incorporated all three elements of SEPA’s protocol for dealing with DERs — evaluating them as grid assets, integrating customer insights, and reconfiguring the utility’s standard operating practices…
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