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[CEM 1433 / April 21, 2017]

Southern California Edison Unveils New Battery Energy Storage System

Southern California Edison and General Electric celebrated a new battery energy storage project at Edison’s 47 MW natural gas-fired Center Peaker power plant in Norwalk. The integrated system—heralded as the first to marry battery storage with peaking generation—provides for multiple benefits, according to Edison, including instantaneous response to grid conditions, enhanced ability to integrate renewables, reduced greenhouse-gas emissions, and lower operating costs.

Diablo Canyon Closure Hearings Begin at CPUC

Hearings at the California Public Utilities Commission kicked off this week on the future of the Diablo Canyon power plant, California’s last operating nuclear plant. Administrative Law Judge Peter Allen, who is overseeing the case, will have to consider positions of other parties in the proceeding who oppose portions of the settlement proposal, or would like to see the 2,240 MW plant close even earlier than operator Pacific Gas & Electric’s proposed retirement dates of 2024 and 2025, when the plant’s current operating licenses expire.

Los Angeles County Votes to Move Ahead With Community Choice Aggregation

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The Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors on April 18 voted unanimously to launch a community choice aggregation program, Los Angeles Community Choice Energy, to provide generation service to unincorporated areas of the county and partner cities. The county hopes to initiate the first phase of CCA service in January 2018.

Also In California Energy Markets This Week . . .

  • Southwest: Nevada Legislators Slice, Dice Clean Energy Bills
  • Potomac: Perry Orders Study of Renewables’ Grid Impact
  • Officials Demonstrate Hydrogen Cars, Tout State’s Progress
  • Massive Outage Snarls San Francisco Following Substation Fire

       ...And Much More!

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