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California Energy Markets
This Week in California Energy Markets
Updated: April 21, 2017
  • Southern California Edison Unveils New Battery Energy Storage System...
  • Diablo Canyon Closure Hearings Begin at CPUC...
  • Los Angeles County Votes to Move Ahead With Community Choice Aggregation...
Legislators Home In on Volatile Utility Bills, Rising Disconnections
Updated: April 19, 2017
California lawmakers are tackling utility disconnections and high energy bills -- two thorny issues for customers, utilities and regulators trying to balance ratepayer protections with the need for new programs to meet California's ambitious climate policies.
Clearing Up
This Week in Clearing Up
Updated: April 21, 2017
  • PSE’s Customer Renewables Program Takes Off; Second Open Season Scheduled for May...
  • Chelan PUD Considers Reworking Alcoa Deal as Aluminum Prices Rebound...
  • Carbon-Tax Bill Drops in Final Days of Washington Legislative Session...
A Tale of Deep Decarbonization and Resource Diversity
Updated: April 19, 2017
A 2016 Washington State University study found methane emissions from reservoirs are 25 percent higher than previously thought, and more than 1 percent of human global greenhouse gas emissions. But the Northwest Power and Conservation Council has concluded that regional reservoirs are likely negligible sources of methane. This, and another study on deep decarbonization, also point to the value of resource diversity.
Western Price Survey
Duck Curve Looking More Giraffe-Like
Updated: April 21, 2017
While ample hydro continues depressing Pacific Northwest power prices, a confluence of factors have somewhat buoyed prices in Southern California and Arizona.


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