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Finance, Markets & Business

California Seeks to Invest $1B into EV Infrastructure

31 Jan , 2017  

Daniel Pidgeon, ERS, for Zondits Southern California Edison, Pacific Gas & Electric, and San Diego Gas & Electric are seeking a combined $1B over the next five years (in addition to $200M already going towards electric vehicle charging infrastructure) to help the state meet its electric vehicle targets and carbon reduction goals. This figure would […]

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Program Implementation, Programs & Policy

Concerns Over California’s Prospects to Reach Its Zero Net Energy Goal

11 Jan , 2017  

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Valerie Eacret, ERS, for Zondits A number of leaders of industry associations and the NRDC together penned a letter to the Commissioners of the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) and the California Energy Commission (CEC) to voice their concerns over California’s prospects of meeting its Zero Net Energy (ZNE) goal for new homes by 2020. […]

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Program Implementation, Programs & Policy

SCE Efficiency Initiative to Enhance Resiliency in Long Beach

18 Apr , 2016  

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Long Beach Announce Energy Efficiency Plan Port Technology, April 13, 2016. Image credit: MichaelFertig In April 2016 the Board of Harbor Commissioners approved the Energy Efficiency Rebate Match Program, creating US $500,000 to reimburse tenants up to 100% of their equipment purchase costs. The port’s rebates would match Southern California Edison rebates for eligible energy-saving equipment but are […]

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Codes & Standards, Programs & Policy

Five Utilities Confirm the Benefits of Decoupling

5 Apr , 2016  

The Evidence Is In: Decoupling Spurs Energy Efficiency Investment NRDC, April 5, 2016. Image credit: fdecomite The current research was prompted by questions raised about decoupling during our work in Minnesota last year when the state’s largest electric utility, Xcel Energy, with the support of NRDC and Fresh Energy, implemented Minnesota’s first electric decoupling mechanism. To […]

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Clean Grid Technology, Connectivity

Southern California Edison’s Grid Edge Plan

23 Feb , 2016  

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Ryan Pollin for Zondits, February 23, 2016. Image credit: gr8effect California is a national leader in clean tech across the board, and the California Public Utilities Commission’s plans for grid modernization are getting only bolder. Increasing volumes of electric vehicles, full-size acquisitions of behind-the-meter batteries, new solar inverters, and other new grid widgets are all converging […]

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Clean Grid Technology, Connectivity, Emerging Technology

Boeing Delivers a New Reversible Fuel Cell

18 Feb , 2016  

Reversible fuel cell goes both ways for the US Navy Gizmag, February 9, 2016 Boeing has delivered a new type of fuel cell to the US Navy for testing that can both store energy and generate electricity. Called a “reversible solid oxide fuel cell,” it’s designed to absorb energy from renewable sources, such as wind […]

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Clean Grid Technology, Connectivity, Energy Storage

Tehachapi Wind Resource Area’s Battery Storage Project

10 Feb , 2015  

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Tehachapi Wind Resource Area’s Battery Storage Project Jesse Remillard for Zondits, February 10, 2015 Southern California Edison has announced the opening of an 8 MW, 32 MWh (4 hour) lithium-ion battery system to demonstrate the capability of battery energy storage to support wind generation and improve grid resiliency. The system is located at the Tehachapi […]

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Clean Grid Technology, Connectivity

Reengineering Utilities with Smart Grid Technology

29 Jan , 2015  

How these energy geeks are reimagining an old school utility Reuters, January 27. 2015 Welcome to the utility industry’s future – or at least that’s what Southern California Edison is hoping. Here in a non-descript, 53,500-square-foot building, the $12 billion utility’s research team is testing everything from charging electronic vehicles via cell phone to devices […]

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