PG&E Issues RFO for DR Auction Pilot

Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) circulated a Request for Offers (RFO) on October 6 for the first phase of its Demand Response Auction Mechanism (DRAM) pilot program – a partnership with Southern California Edison (SCE) and San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) to  enable demand … Read more…

California Park to Get $8M Solar System

California Park to Get $8M Solar System

California’s East Bay Regional Park district is planning to deploy an $8 million solar carport at Shadow Cliffs Regional Recreation Area in Pleasanton, Inside Bay Area News reports. When complete, the 1.2 MW system is expected to generate more than $500,000 a year in utility bill credits, … Read more…

California Senate Passes Retail Choice Expansion

The California Senate has passed an amended version of SB 286, reports RetailEnergyX. The bill would increase the cap on retail choice (known in California as “Direct Access”) by 8,000 GWh. Only non-residential customers of investor-owned utilities (IOUs) are eligible for Direct Access. Under the … Read more…

New Provider Steals 90% Market Share from PG&E in Sonoma

Year-Old Public Agency Supplants PG&E On June 1, Sonoma Clean Power initiated service in three new cities, making it the new default provider in Sonoma County and replacing PG&E as the top provider in the area, the Press Democrat reports.  After beginning service in 2014 … Read more…

PG&E to Offer Community Solar Option

PG&E to Offer Community Solar Option

Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) has received permission from California state regulators to offer its electric customers a community solar option. PG&E’s green option will allow customers to buy into a pool of local solar energy. The utility expects to start enrolling customers in the … Read more…

BMW Taps Old Batteries for Demand Response Trial

BMW Taps Old Batteries for Demand Response Trial

Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) and automaker BMW are teaming up to test the ability of electric vehicle batteries to provide services to the electric grid. PG&E selected BMW after a competitive solicitation to manage a minimum of 100 kilowatts of electric demand on PG&E’s … Read more…

Energy Improvements Save Kaiser Permanente 6.9M kWh

Energy Improvements Save Kaiser Permanente 6.9M kWh

Energy Star has named Kaiser Permanente as a Low Carbon IT Champion. Kaiser took part in Energy Star’s Low Carbon IT Challenge campaign, which challenges companies nationwide to change the way they use their energy—specifically within their information technology equipment and data centers. By implementing … Read more…

San Luis Obispo Saves 65% on Streetlight Energy

San Luis Obispo Saves 65% on Streetlight Energy

City officials of San Luis Obispo, Calif., collaborated with Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) to replace more than 2,000 outdated high pressure sodium streetlights with Cree XSP Series LED streetlights, reducing the city’s annual energy consumption by more than 65 percent. The city also … Read more…

Kimco Realty, PG&E Address Tenant Energy Use in Shopping Centers

Kimco Realty, PG&E Address Tenant Energy Use in Shopping Centers

Kimco Realty, a real estate investment trust that owns and operates neighborhood shopping centers, and Pacific Gas & Electric have launched an effort to reduce tenant energy use. “What makes this project unique is not the specific energy-conservation measures but rather the focus on overcoming … Read more…

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