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San Jose Without PG&E? Mayor Wants to Explore City-Owned Utilities

Maggie Angst, Bay Area News Group Summary One week after California’s biggest utility cut power to hundreds of thousands of residents , Mayor Sam Liccardo says he wants to explore a San Jose without Pacific Gas and Electric. Last week’s blackout aimed at reducing the risk of wildfires in...

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Microgrid Provides Critical Services Throughout Northern California During Power Shutdown

Newswise Summary Newswise — Blue Lake Rancheria Microgrid Provides Critical Services throughout Northern California Power Shutoff A groundbreaking microgrid developed to provide renewable power and energy resiliency for the Blue Lake Rancheria was put to the test during the recent statewide...

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Frequently asked questions about the campus power outage

Public Affairs, Berkeley News Summary UC Berkeley campus is largely without power today, Friday, Oct. 11, due to PG&E’s efforts to prevent wildfires fanned by high winds. The following FAQ provides answers to some of the key questions being asked about classes, facilities,...

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'This Did Not Go Well': Inside PG&E's Blackout Control Room

Ivan Penn, The New York Times Summary SAN FRANCISCO — It was a problem that California had come to dread. Weather models were signaling extreme winds and dry conditions from one end of the state to the other. The risk of wildfires was high. Pacific Gas & Electric, the giant utility whose...

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PG&E Cut Power for Hundreds of Thousands in Northern California

CNN In an attempt to avoid sparking a wildfire, California's largest utility intentionally cut power to hundreds of thousands of customers Wednesday, and power isn't likely to be restored for days, the company said. Pacific Gas & Electric started the shutoff early Wednesday, leaving...

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California City Stays Course on Gas-fired Repowering Project

Power Engineering Summary California may be headed to 100 percent renewables in future decades, but at least one city inside Los Angeles County is now committed to new gas-fired technology to ensure grid reliability. Late last month the city of Glendale approved a repowering project at the...

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Microgrids Analysis and Case Studies Report

Peter Asmus, Adam Forni, Laura Vogel, Navigant Consulting Microgrid Analysis and Case Studies Report California, North America, and Global Case Studies Energy Research and Development Division, Final Project Report California Energy Commission, August 2018 The California Energy Commission...

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California Opens $1B in Efficiency Funding to Electrification

Robert Walton, Utility Dive Summary California regulators on Thursday updated a decades-old energy policy to allow the state's $1 billion annual budget for energy efficiency to be directed toward building electrification efforts, giving a boost to the state's move away from natural gas. The...

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Initiatives in Hawaii & California and Opportunities for Third Party Microgrids

Track: Microgrids for Enhanced Resiliency Workshop Speaker Allie Detrio, Engie #ConferenceProceeding #AnnualConference #2019 #Workshop #Microgrids #ENGIE #PolicyandRegulation #California #Hawaii

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Lessons Learned from California's Pioneering Microgrids

Justin Gerdes, GreenTechMedia Summary Four years ago California funded seven microgrid demonstration projects, from fire stations to a college campus. How have they performed, and what do they say about the future? California is several years into a push to help commercialize microgrids in...