Legislator Energizes Golden State’s Storage Effort

State Senator Henry Stern (D-District 27) proposed (SB-146) on January 17 to “double down” on clean-energy storage in Southern California – a move he said would help limit regional reliance on natural gas and other fossil fuels, and would safeguard ratepayers, based on a report in The Signal of Santa Clarita Valley.

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…

Southern California Edison Hires Opower

Southern California Edison Hires Opower

Southern California Edison (SCE) has selected Opower for a strategic multi-year partnership. SCE will leverage the Opower platform, Opower 6, to deliver energy management solutions to all customer classes. In February, the Sacramento Municipal Utility District (SMUD) said it had selected Opower for a multi-year partnership … Read more…

Pilot Program Test Drives Workplace EV Charging

Pilot Program Test Drives Workplace EV Charging

Greenlots, a global provider of open standards-based technology for electric vehicles, and its partner EVSE, an electric vehicle charging manufacturer, are supporting a California Public Utility Commission-approved workplace EV charging pilot for Southern California Edison (SCE). SCE deployed 80 Level 2 chargers for a consumer … Read more…

Energy-Storage Gets Big Win in California

Energy-Storage Gets Big Win in California

When Southern California Edison requested proposals to meet its need for 2,221 MW of capacity in California, it did not expect energy storage systems to win the bid. But proposals for energy storage systems beat out hundreds of bids to construct new power plants, The … Read more…

Solar-Friendly Rate for Commercial Customers Adopted in California

Solar-Friendly Rate for Commercial Customers Adopted in California

The California Public Utilities Commission approved Thursday a solar-friendly rate for medium and large commercial and industrial customers in the Pacific Gas and Electric Company and Southern California Edison’s service territories. As part of the decision, the CPUC approved the Option R rate, which was proposed … Read more…

Siemens Becomes Sponsor Member of OpenADR Alliance

Siemens Becomes Sponsor Member of OpenADR Alliance

Siemens has become a sponsor member of the OpenADR Alliance. As such, Siemens joins the board of directors comprised of Southern California Edison, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E), AutoGrid, EnerNOC and Honeywell. The Alliance has more than 100 members. Siemens says OpenADR … Read more…

Schools: Cal State Installs Fuel Cell Power Plant, Auburn Swaps Air Filters

Schools: Cal State Installs Fuel Cell Power Plant, Auburn Swaps Air Filters

A new 1.4 MW utility-owned Direct Fuel Cell DFC 1500 power plant (pictured) is now in full operation at California State University San Bernardino. The plant is a joint project between Cal State and Southern California Edison. The fuel cell plant is integrated into the … Read more…

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