Archives for July 2019

California’s new Public Utilities Commission president must lead us to a gas-free future

By Gladys Limón and V. John White | Special to CalMatters Link to article Everywhere you turn in California, clean energy technologies are winning out over gas. From Oxnard to Los Angeles and Glendale, to the Inland Empire and Bay Area, proposed and existing gas-fired plants are being scrapped in favor of cleaner options. Clean […]

Demand response is dead. Long live Flexiwatts!

By Lillian Mirviss | Utility Dive Link to article The following is a contributed article by Lillian Mirviss, a government affairs manager at OhmConnect as well as a current fellow in the San Francisco chapter of the Clean Energy Leadership Institute. Demand Response is dead. That’s how the topic of Demand Response (DR) typically comes […]

Grid chief: Operators pulling ‘rabbits’ to keep lights on

By Peter Behr | E&E News Link to article Stresses on parts of the power grid have operators scrambling for ways to keep the lights on. In Texas, where backup power reserves are stretched to the limit, most engineers would conclude that “there’s no way in hell they can keep the lights on,” said Jim […]