Home » Posts tagged with » CPUC

Public Utilities Commission meeting on new area code + 805

Public Utilities Commission meeting on new area code + 805

CPUC Rate Design Forum

CPUC Rate Design Forum

CA solar plans snarled by controversy

CA solar plans snarled by controversy

By James Poulos . In the California desert and in solar-paneled neighborhoods around the state, a new conflict over alternative energy has broken out. Pitting lawmakers, regulators, customers and the solar power industry against one another, the dispute centered around how much solar users ought to be charged — and how much solar power ought to be […]

CA utilities commission plays dangerous game with power grid security

CA utilities commission plays dangerous game with power grid security

By James Poulos . The latest tit-for-tat between lawmakers and the California Public Utilities Commission has brought back bad memories of an in-state — and unsolved — national security threat. The tiff began when the CPUC “hired outside lawyers as federal and state investigators probed allegations of official influence-peddling and improper deal-making with Pacific Gas and […]

CPUC eliminates “smart meter” opt-out fees

CPUC eliminates “smart meter” opt-out fees

By George Miller When “smart meters” were rolled out by utilities across the nation as part of the “smart grid” technology, there was much opposition. The “Smart Grid” was sold based on being able to monitor power usage much more closely, to identify trends, usage patterns, eventually implement time phased billing to encourage flattening of […]

Electricity tier changes, rate hikes bring higher energy costs

Electricity tier changes, rate hikes bring higher energy costs

California Public Utilities Commission Approves NRG Energy’s Carlsbad Energy Center

—Fast start plant to help ensure reliability while integrating renewables— Editor’s note: This is locally significant because this project is larger than the “Puente Project” proposed by NRG to replace the Oxnard Mandalay Beach plant , CARLSBAD, Calif., May 21, 2015 (BUSINESS WIRE) — Today, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) approved the SDG&E Power Purchase […]