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California Investor-Owned Utilities Launch 2014 Energy Storage RFOs

On December 1, 2014, California's three large investor-owned utilities (IOUs)—Pacific Gas & Electric Company (PG&E), Southern California Edison Company (SCE), and San Diego Gas & Electric Company (SDG&E)—issued Requests for...more

12/8/2014 - Energy Sector Grid Energy Storage Investor-Owned Utilities PG&E Request for Offers SCE SDG&E

Southern California Edison Launches RFO for Distributed Generation in Orange County

On November 20, 2014, Southern California Edison (SCE) launched its Renewable Distributed Generation Preferred Resources Pilot (PRP RFO) for Eligible Renewable Resources (ERRs) in central Orange County. The PRP RFO will be...more

12/2/2014 - Electric Generation Suppliers Private Utility Renewable Energy Southern California Edison

California Reauthorizes Self-Generation Incentive Program (SGIP) through 2020 and Begins to Implement Program Changes

On September 23, 2014, California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC or Commission) President Michael Peevey issued a Ruling which sets forth a process to implement changes to the Self-Generation Incentive Program (SGIP)...more

10/1/2014 - CPUC Incentives SGIP Utilities Sector

New York Proposes Dramatic Reform of Utility Structure

On April 24, 2014, the New York State Department of Public Service (PSC) issued a report proposing a radical change to the way regulated utilities in the state are structured and the services they provide. The report,...more

5/9/2014 - Electricity Energy Energy Policy Energy Reform Utilities Sector

California Public Utilities Commission Protects Net Metering Customers

A recent California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) decision will protect the net metering rights of existing distributed generation customers. Under Decision 14-03-041 (Decision), customers taking electric service under a...more

4/24/2014 - CPUC Net-Energy Metering Utilities Sector

California Utilities File Energy Storage Procurement Plans

In October 2013, California broke new ground in energy policy with an energy storage procurement mandate. The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) unanimously approved a decision (D.13-10-040 or the Decision)...more

3/28/2014 - CPUC Grid Energy Storage Procurement Guidelines Utilities Sector

California Public Utilities Commission Approves On-Bill Repayment Program for Commercial Energy Efficiency and Distributed...

On September 19, 2013, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC or Commission) approved a pilot on-bill repayment program that permits nonresidential customers of the state’s large investor-owned utilities (IOUs) to...more

9/23/2013 - CPUC Debt Electricity Energy Efficiency Power Grid Utilities Sector

California Solar Initiative Now Includes Solar Pool Heating and Other Proposed CSI Program Changes

The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC or Commission) has expanded the California Solar Initiative (CSI) Thermal Program to include solar pool heating systems. Decision 13-08-004 (Decision), issued on August 19,...more

9/16/2013

New Ruling Proposes Groundbreaking Energy Storage Targets for California

On June 10, 2013, Commissioner Carla Peterman of the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC or Commission) issued a ruling (Ruling) proposing energy storage procurement targets for California's investor-owned utilities...more

6/20/2013 - CPUC Grid Energy Storage Investor-Owned Utilities Procurement Guidelines

California Public Utilities Commission Adopts Terms of Standard FIT Contract and Revised Tariffs

On May 23, 2013, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC or Commission) approved Decision 13-05-034 (Decision), which adopts the terms of a standard contract and revised tariffs for California's renewable Feed-in...more

6/18/2013 - CPUC Feed-in-Tariffs Modification Power Purchase Agreements Public Utilities Commission Tariffs

Innovations and Opportunities in Energy Efficiency Finance

In this white paper: - Introduction - Energy Efficiency Finance Structures, New and Familiar, and Negotiating Key Agreements - Energy Savings Performance Contracts (ESPCs) and Applying REITs to Energy...more

5/21/2013 - Clean Energy Energy Efficiency ESPCs Innovation Public-Private Partnerships REIT

Upcoming Clean Energy Procurement by Southern California Edison, Including New Energy Storage Opportunities

On February 13, 2013, the California Public Utilities Commission (the Commission) issued Decision 13-02-105 to authorize the procurement of electrical capacity by Southern California Edison Company (SCE) to meet long-term...more

3/12/2013

California Auctions Initial Greenhouse Gas Allowances under AB 32 Cap and Trade Program

On November 14, 2012, the California Air Resources Board (ARB) held the first auction for greenhouse gas (GHG) emission allowances under the state's pioneering cap and trade program. More than 70 entities participated in the...more

11/27/2012 - Cap-and-Trade CARB GHG Auction

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