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May 23, 2024

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AEU: Electrifying MHD Vehicles Could Lower Grid Costs
Serving new demand from medium- and heavy-duty vehicle electrification will require grid upgrades but could lower utility rates, Advanced Energy United said.
CAISO
FERC Approves Most of CAISO’s Rule Changes for EDAM Participation
FERC issued an order partly approving rule changes CAISO filed to its tariff that are meant to enable its participation in the Extended Day Ahead Market once it goes live.
Pacific Gas and Electric
PG&E Foresees Strong Growth from Electrification, Data Centers
California’s “leadership in electrification” will be a key driver of Pacific Gas and Electric’s expected customer growth over the next five years, CEO Patti Poppe said during an earnings call.
LDES Council
Long-duration Storage Key to Calif. Energy Goals, Report Says
A recent study found that deploying 37 GW of long-duration energy storage could help bring California to zero emissions by 2045.
U.S. Forest Service
CPUC Fines PG&E $45M for 2021 Dixie Fire

California regulators approved the penalty against Pacific Gas and Electric for the utility’s role in the the second-largest wildfire in the state’s history.

The Breakthrough Institute
Diablo Canyon Secures $1.1B DOE Award to Support Operations
The 2,200-MW PG&E plant will be the first recipient of federal funds being made available to shore up operations at U.S. nuclear plants that face imminent closure.
CAISO
CAISO Board Approves Nevada Transmission Line to Access Idaho Wind
CAISO’s Board of Governors approved the inclusion of the Southwest Intertie Project-North in to the ISO’s 2022-2023 transmission portfolio.
CAISO
CAISO Discusses Year-ahead Requirements for RA Program

CAISO staff and stakeholders again dove into the details of the ISO’s resource adequacy construct, including potentially creating year-ahead requirements and refining the existing capacity procurement mechanism.

Bureau of Land Management
BLM to Consider Changes to Western Transmission Corridors
The Bureau of Land Management is seeking public input on potential changes to about 673 miles of seven designated transmission corridors.
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CAISO GHG Working Group Seeks Clarity on Problems, Definitions
A meeting of CAISO’s Greenhouse Gas Coordination Working Group illustrated the complexity Western stakeholders confront in addressing greenhouse gasses in the region’s expanding electricity markets.

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