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Aliso Canyon Natural Gas Burn Limits Made Permanent by FERC

FERC has authorized the California grid operator to make permanent its four-year-old natural gas maximum burn constraint to avoid future shortages from continuing limits on the state’s largest gas storage facility at Aliso Canyon.

January 6, 2020
California OKs PG&E Plan to Replace Gas-Fired Power Plants with Battery Storage

California OKs PG&E Plan to Replace Gas-Fired Power Plants with Battery Storage

California regulators have approved plans outlined late last year by Pacific Gas and Electric Co. (PG&E) to replace at least three Bay Area natural gas-fired peaking plants with battery storage and to add batteries at an existing gas-fired plant at Moss Landing, CA.

November 19, 2018
California Continues Push to Limit Gas-Fired Generation

California Continues Push to Limit Gas-Fired Generation

Among hundreds of new laws signed by Gov. Jerry Brown last month are two that continue California’s push away from natural gas-fired generation to support the state’s aggressive efforts to combat the ill effects of climate change.

October 2, 2018

Possible Record Natural Gas Demand from Power Generators This Summer, FERC Says

Demand for natural gas from power generators may approach record highs this summer, and reserve margins are expected to be adequate in most regions, but some familiar problems could make the Southern California and Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) areas problematic, according to FERC data released Thursday.

May 17, 2018

California Plans to Shutter Last Nuclear Plant, Close Three Natural Gas Plants

California regulators on Thursday took two actions to further its long-term renewable energy strategy, approving a plan to close the last major nuclear generation plant and agreeing to replace several natural gas-fired peaking units.

January 12, 2018

PG&E Asked to Consider Storage Alternatives for Three NatGas Plants

California regulators on Wednesday asked Pacific Gas and Electric Co. (PG&E) to determine if storage and/or other alternatives to fossil fuel could replace three natural gas-fired peaking plants.

December 14, 2017
California to Closely Monitor NatGas Supplies, Pipelines Through Winter Season

California to Closely Monitor NatGas Supplies, Pipelines Through Winter Season

Although the forecast for the coming winter is for above-normal temperatures and average participation, California’s grid operator is concerned about potential constraints in natural gas infrastructure, as well as limits imposed by identified power transmission maintenance and enhancement work.

October 24, 2017

California Siting Panel Recommends Against Coastal Gas-Fired Power Plant

With alternatives that are deemed cleaner and technically feasible, a natural gas-fired replacement generation plant along the Southern California coast is being recommended for rejection by a California Energy Commission (CEC) siting committee.

October 13, 2017

California Grid Operator Seeks NatGas Storage Rule Changes at FERC

The California Independent System Operator (CAISO) has asked FERC to approve two tariff changes designed to overcome current limitations that have been caused by thelimited operations at the Aliso Canyon natural gas storage facility north of Los Angeles.

October 4, 2017

Portland General Joins California ISO in Real-Time Market

In a move that may have long-term implications for natural gas use in power generation, Portland General Electric (PGE) on Sunday officially began full participation in a real-time energy imbalance market (EIM) run by the California Independent System Operator (CAISO).

October 3, 2017
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