April 21, 2024

Alice Reynolds

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.

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Climate Resilience Takes Center Stage at NARUC

California PUC President Alice Reynolds set the tone for the theme of climate resilience at the group's annual meeting with a story about the history of the Salton Sea.

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California PUC Launches New Resource Adequacy Proceeding
California utility regulators voted to launch a proceeding to establish rules and requirements for the state’s resource adequacy program from 2025 to 2028.
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Backers of Independent Western RTO Seek to Move Quickly
The coalition of utility commissioners that proposed the creation of an independent Western RTO is wasting no time getting the project up and running.
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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.
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.
California PUC Orders 4 GW of New Resources for Reliability
The California PUC ordered utilities to procure an additional 4 GW of clean-energy resources by 2027 and said the state needs 85 GW of new resources by 2035.
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Changes in California Energy Leadership Continue
Recent departures at CAISO, the California Public Utilities Commission and the California Energy Commission require new appointments by Gov. Gavin Newsom.
EKM Metering
California PUC Approves New Resource Adequacy Construct
The California PUC approved changes to the state’s resource adequacy requirements meant to bolster its ability to withstand extreme weather.
California PUC Tells SoCalGas to Return Ratepayer Money
The California PUC told SoCalGas, the nation's largest gas utility, to return ratepayer funds it inappropriately used to lobby against clean energy programs.

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