Tag Archives: Distributed Energy Resources

California Legislature Passes Bill Requiring Utilities to Consider Using Distributed Energy Resources and Storage to Meet Peak Demand

Last week, the California Senate and Assembly passed a bill that would require utilities and the California Public Utilities Commission to consider the use of distributed energy resources, energy storage, and grid operational efficiencies to meet peak energy and reliability … Continue reading

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Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Issues Report on Multiyear Rate Plans

Earlier this month, the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory issued a report entitled State Performance-Based Regulation Using Multiyear Rate Plans for U.S. Electric Utilities.  This report provides in-depth analysis of multiyear rate plans (MRPs).  MRPs are a particular type of performance-based … Continue reading

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California ISO, Utilities Outline Path to Increased Integration of Distributed Energy Resources

Last week, the California Independent System Operator (CAISO), in conjunction with More Than Smart and three of the state’s distribution utilities (Pacific Gas & Electric Co., Southern California Edison, and San Diego Gas & Electric), unveiled a proposed set of … Continue reading

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Virginia Enacts Suite of Clean Energy Legislation

On May 8, 2017, Virginia Governor Terry McAuliffe signed eleven energy-related bills at a ceremonial event.  The Governor’s office released a press release describing the legislation as “promot[ing] the use of solar and other renewable energy options and aim[ing] to … Continue reading

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GAO Reports on Residential Generation and Storage

The Government Accountability Office (GAO) recently released its report, Status of Residential Deployment of Solar and Other Technologies and Potential Benefits and Challenges.  The report considers innovations that have allowed the new and increased availability of such technologies, as deployed … Continue reading

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