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July 19, 2024

California Agencies & Legislature

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CPUC Works to Revamp Tx Permitting Rules
California regulators are overhauling rules regarding the permitting of transmission projects, and one proposal suggests creating a shortcut for projects already approved in a CAISO transmission plan.
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Bill to Streamline Transmission Development Advances in Calif. Senate
California lawmakers have advanced a bill aimed at streamlining approval of transmission projects, but not before substantially stripping down the legislation.
NOAA
Calif. Officials ‘Cautiously Optimistic’ on Summer Reliability

State energy officials are “cautiously optimistic” about maintaining grid reliability during the upcoming summer, with California poised to benefit from above-normal snowpack and precipitation coupled with the probability of mild conditions in its coastal regions.

CAISO
CAISO Transmission Plan Emphasizes Offshore Wind, Reliability

CAISO released a draft transmission plan identifying 26 new transmission projects aimed at accelerating California’s ability to meet its ambitious clean energy goals and costing an estimated $6.1 billion.

CEC
CEC Reduces Calif. Electricity Forecast on Lower Population Growth
Slower anticipated growth in California’s population has prompted state regulators to downwardly revise the electricity demand forecast used for grid planning. 
PG&E
California PUC Votes to Extend Diablo Canyon Nuclear Plant 5 Years
The California PUC approved extending operations at the Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant through 2030.
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SoCalGas, California PUC Settle Aliso Canyon Case
The California PUC adopted a settlement over the massive natural gas leak at the Aliso Canyon Natural Gas Storage Facility in 2015 that includes a $71 million penalty against Southern California Gas.
CalCCA
CCAs Challenge California PUC on RA Ruling
CalCCA is asking California regulators to reconsider a decision that blocks CCAs from expanding if they have had resource adequacy deficiencies in the past two years.
WECC
Proposed New Western RTO Discussed at CREPC
Utility regulators from Oregon and California discussed their proposal for a new independent RTO covering the entire West for the first time publicly.
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Calif. Governor, Lawmakers Agree on Infrastructure Bills
California Gov. Gavin Newsom and legislative leaders reached a budget deal that includes most of Newsom's controversial energy infrastructure bills.

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