December 8, 2023

California Energy Commission (CEC)

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California Bill to Speed Transmission Development Passes State Senate
The bill to accelerate development of new transmission lines passed the state Senate on a vote of 36-0 and is now headed for the lower house.
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Western Grid Challenges Weighed at WCPSC Meeting
Western regulators heard from a power panel of CEOs on maintaining grid reliability in the face of fires, storms, extreme heat and supply chain disruptions.
CAISO Board Adopts Revamped Transmission Plan
CAISO's Board of Governors approved a redesigned transmission plan that focuses on high-priority projects amid a crush of interconnection requests.
California Faces Challenges Connecting 156 GW to Grid
A California Energy Commission workshop examined the difficulties of connecting vast quantities of clean energy resources to the bulk electric system by 2045.
California Rolls Toward Zero-emission Locomotives
The California Air Resources Board plans to vote on a regulation requiring new switcher locomotives to be zero-emitting by 2030 and freight locomotives by 2035.
California Hits 1.5M EVs Well Ahead of Target
More than 1.5 million light-duty electric vehicles have been sold in California, beating by two years the target set by a governor’s executive order in 2012.
Clean Energy Startups Earn Millions in California Energy Commission Grants
The awards will fund producers of smart conductors, heat pumps, energy-producing windows and technology to detect flaws during batter manufacturing.
California Bills Seek to Expedite Transmission Projects
Two new bills would expedite transmission projects by streamlining approval processes and shortening lawsuits so the state can meet its 100% clean energy goal.
CAISO Revises Policy Roadmap to Highlight Priorities
CAISO revamped its policy initiatives roadmap to reflect its to top strategic goals including ensuring resource adequacy and expanding its Western market role.
California Energy Commission Explores Complexity of Vehicle-to-grid Connections
Interest is growing in bidirectional charging from vehicle batteries, but utilities and homeowners have different perspectives on the technology.

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