May 18, 2024

San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E)

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.

AEU Webinar Examines Ways to Get to ‘YIMBY’ for Transmission
Sharing a portion of transmission investment and its returns can turn combative relationships with communities that host infrastructure into collaborative partnerships, speakers said on an AEU webinar.
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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.
Study: California Needs $50B in Distribution Work for EVs
A study done for the California Public Utilities Commission found the state needs $50 billion in distribution system upgrades to meet its electrification goals.
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Calif. Agency Seeks to Transform Wildfire Safety Culture
A relatively new state agency works to transform utility wildfire safety culture by shifting away from penalties and enforcement to a learning-based approach.
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California PUC Approves Microgrid Incentive Package
The CPUC approved funding and rules for its Microgrid Incentive Program, which helps build standalone power systems for communities vulnerable to outages.
CPUC to Investigate Western Natural Gas Price Surge
The California Public Utilities Commission launched an investigation into extremely high natural gas prices in California and the West this winter.
Berkeley Lab
Study: Program Boosted Calif. Home Solar Above US Average
A California incentive program may have helped boost the rate of solar installation in new homes in the state to 40% in 2019, a Berkeley Lab study found.
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California Electric Rates Impede Clean Tech Adoption, Study Finds
A study co-authored by CAISO Governor Severin Borenstein found that big add-ons to electric bills discourage the adoption of electric vehicles and heat pumps.
University of California System Pursues Hydrogen Blending
The University of California in Los Angeles and San Diego are pursuing projects to demonstrate the effects of mixing up to 20% hydrogen with natural gas.

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