May 21, 2024

Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD)

LADWP Poised to Join CAISO Day-ahead Market After Board OK

CAISO notched another victory in the competition to bring organized markets to the West when the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power’s oversight board authorized the utility to prepare to join EDAM.

Panel Explores Consumer Connections to Western RA
Last September, California residents helped the state avert rolling blackouts by acting on an emergency text. What does that mean for RA planning?
UC Berkeley Central Sierra Snow Lab
California Storms Alleviate Drought, Damage Grid
After three weeks of torrential rains from a series of atmospheric river storms, California is starting to dry out with replenished reservoirs and snowpack.
NERC, WECC to Examine EV Charging Risks to Grid Reliability
NERC, WECC and the California Mobility Center agreed to form a working group to examine the reliability risks of EV charging loads on the bulk power system.
Jesse Juchtzer
California Looks to Cloud Seeding for Hydropower
A California Energy Commission workshop examined the potential for cloud seeding to increase precipitation and hydropower in the drought-stricken state.
Why Utilities are Externalizing Innovation to Accelerate Clean Tech
For one clean-tech startup, participating in a utility-related accelerator program provides an opportunity to get feedback from its target customers.
Marin Clean Energy
California Utilities Seek Sweet Spots for Decarbonizing Residences
California utilities are finding ways to overcome the financial barriers to electrifying residences as the state pursues its net zero goals.
Expansion Takes EIM into LA, New Mexico
CAISO’s Western EIM notched another milestone as it welcomed the country’s largest municipal utility and extended its border to include much of New Mexico.
FERC Approves $536K in Penalties from WECC, Texas RE
FERC approved a penalty assessed by WECC against Southern California Edison and a penalty by Texas RE against Oncor for violations of NERC standards.
CAISO Avoids Blackouts amid Brutal Heat, Fires
Amid another heat wave and raging wildfires, CAISO called for massive conservation efforts and aid from neighboring utilities.

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