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California Demands 3.3GW of New Resources as Grid Shortfall Looms

Procurement is a boon for solar-storage, demand response and other clean resources, and could forestall last-ditch option of keeping coastal gas plants open. California regulators have approved a 3.3-gigawatt “all-source” procurement that will pit new renewables, energy storage, demand response and other clean resources against natural gas-fired power plants in a race to meet what […]

California Community Choice Aggregator Sees Promise in Floating Offshore Wind

Monterey Bay Community Power is exploring the possibility of a huge floating offshore wind project with developers EnBW and Trident Winds. California community choice aggregator (CCA) Monterey Bay Community Power has signed a memorandum of understanding to explore buying the power from a 1,000-megawatt floating offshore wind farm. It’s an early, if no-stakes, claim to […]

Sunrun Wins Another Capacity Contract for Aggregated Home Storage

The deal opens a new market for residential storage: California’s rapidly expanding community-based electricity buyers. A network of residential energy systems will help Oakland, California wean itself off fossil-fueled peakers. East Bay Community Energy, which buys power for Alameda County in Northern California, approved a contract Wednesday night to pay Sunrun for 500 kilowatts of […]

Inside California’s Community Solar Experiment

Contracts are being written, but big questions remain about how the community solar market will take shape in the state. The California Public Utilities Commission has approved two sweeping programs in recent years to spur community solar construction in the state, but the market has yet to gain real traction. Solar developers are now scrambling […]