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California’s Next Electricity Headache Is a Looming Shortage

California’s Next Electricity Headache Is a Looming Shortage

(Bloomberg) — As if California doesn’t have enough problems with its electric service, now regulators warn the state may be short on power supplies by 2021 if utilities don’t start lining up new resources now. In the hopes of heading off a shortfall, the California Public Utilities Commission has ordered the state’s electricity providers to […]

‘Text tax’ vote canceled by California utilities panel after FCC ruling

‘Text tax’ vote canceled by California utilities panel after FCC ruling

By Dom Calicchio | Fox News . The California Public Utilities Commission has withdrawn from its January meeting agenda a scheduled vote on imposing a tax on text messaging. The move came after the Federal Communications Commission in Washington declared text messaging to be an “information service,” not a telecommunications service, and thus not subject to a […]

NRG wins SCE contract to build power plant at Mandalay Beach, Oxnard

NRG wins SCE contract to build power plant at Mandalay Beach, Oxnard

By George Miller The contract  award by Southern California Edison (SCE) doesn’t necessarily mean that  NRG will be building the power plant- only that their bid to do so has been accepted. It would have to go through other approvals.  The California Energy Commission has final authority on any decision to build or operate a power plant […]

Moorpark nixes new power plant

Moorpark nixes new power plant

By Debra Tash At their November 20, 2013 meeting the Moorpark City Council heard a presentation from representatives of the proposed Amaranto Energy Center.  Amaranto would be a gas-fired simple-cycle power generating facility located just north of the Moorpark West studio project. The gas-fired plant would generate 290 megawatts of power and be next to […]