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Amid Lofty Natural Gas Prices, California Regulators Draw Closer to Bolstering Storage at Aliso Canyon

Amid Lofty Natural Gas Prices, California Regulators Draw Closer to Bolstering Storage at Aliso Canyon

First, a brutal winter and exceptional heating needs – at least by California standards – depleted natural gas supplies. Now, a sizzling hot summer galvanized another round of robust demand, pushing regulators in the nation’s most populous state to consider a substantial increase in storage capacity to keep pace with consumption and tame prices. While…

August 9, 2023
California Regulators Budget $7.3B to Retire Some Natural Gas Facilities, Add Renewables

California Regulators Budget $7.3B to Retire Some Natural Gas Facilities, Add Renewables

The California Independent System Operator (CAISO) board has set a $7.3 billion plan in motion to advance the state’s energy transition and prepare the grid.  The plan, developed in coordination with the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) and California Energy Commission, expects 45 transmission projects would be needed. Reliability projects could amount to $1.76 billion,…

May 31, 2023
What Caused California’s Natural Gas Winter Price Spike?

What Caused California’s Natural Gas Winter Price Spike?

Natural gas price surges in the region this winter have led the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) to order utilities to issue customers’ annual California Climate Credit (CCC) early. Since the passage of California’s Assembly Bill 26, aka the Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006, most residents receive a CCC on natural gas bills in…

February 8, 2023
Colorado Regulators Taking Aim at Natural Gas Utility Emissions Through Rule Changes

Colorado Regulators Taking Aim at Natural Gas Utility Emissions Through Rule Changes

The Colorado Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) doused its rules regulating natural gas utilities in red ink, adding requirements to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and striking “natural” from natural gas. In what the Colorado Energy Office called a “key step” in achieving the state’s GHG Pollution Reduction Roadmap, the CPUC earlier this month finalized rules…

December 19, 2022
Southern California Edison Fined $1M for 2019 Easy Fire

Southern California Edison Fined $1M for 2019 Easy Fire

California regulators have issued a $1 million citation to Southern California Edison (SCE) for its involvement in the Easy Fire that occurred in October 2019 in Simi Valley. California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) staff said SCE violated regulations for failing to install and maintain its 66 kV conductor and insulator adequately and safely in order…

November 21, 2022
California Natural Gas Utilities Required by 2030 to Supply 12% RNG

California Natural Gas Utilities Required by 2030 to Supply 12% RNG

California utilities will be required to supply an increasing percentage of renewable natural gas (RNG), aka biomethane, to their customers following a decision last Thursday by state regulators. The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) set biomethane targets for utilities in an effort to reach the state’s goal of a 40% reduction in methane and other…

February 28, 2022
California Looks to Shore Up Power Supply, Possibly with Natural Gas, to Prevent Summer Outages

California Looks to Shore Up Power Supply, Possibly with Natural Gas, to Prevent Summer Outages

The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) on Thursday approved a series of actions to reduce the risk of power outages during extreme heat events, including possible increased natural gas-fired generation from existing plants. Following prolonged heat waves across the western United States in 2020 and 2021, the measures aim to reduce energy demand and increase…

December 4, 2021
California OKs Ownership Transfer in Four Hydroelectric Dams

California OKs Ownership Transfer in Four Hydroelectric Dams

Under a 48-party settlement, California regulators have approved removing four hydroelectric dams in the Lower Klamath River system along the Oregon border. The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) approved Pacific Power Co.’s request to transfer ownership of the dams to the Klamath River Renewal Corp. Pacific Power parent PacifiCorp reached the settlement with Oregon and…

August 4, 2021
PG&E Equipment Potentially Linked to Raging Dixie Fire

PG&E Equipment Potentially Linked to Raging Dixie Fire

Pacific Gas and Electric Co. (PG&E) on Sunday told California regulators that its equipment may have been involved in the ignition of the now raging Dixie Fire in part of the Sierra Nevada mountain range in Northern California. A PG&E field employee reported a blown fuse on PG&E’s Bucks Creek 1101 12-kV overhead distribution circuit,…

July 21, 2021
California’s Edison International Utility Said Ready for Wildfires, Electrification

California’s Edison International Utility Said Ready for Wildfires, Electrification

Acknowledging the risk for another above-average wildfire season, Edison International CEO Pablo Pizarro said recently he was confident the Southern California Edison Co. (SCE) utility was prepared. California avoided the “catastrophic widespread damage” of the 2017 and 2018 fire seasons even with last year’s all-time record acreage scorched, he said during the first quarter conference…

May 4, 2021
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