What Does the Extension of California’s Cap-and-Trade Mean for Microgrid Development?

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California lawmakers voted this week to extend the state's cap-and-trade program to 2030, a move expected to boost microgrid development, especially when coupled with other climate plays. Backed by Gov. Jerry Brown, the legislation won passage by a two-thirds vote in the Assembly and the Senate. By itself the extension isn't expected to … [Read more...]

Turning Distributed Energy Resources into Grid Market Players in California

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California is looking at a plan (DERP) to turn distributed energy resources into grid market players. What will this mean to microgrid developers? Is this a better approach to creating a distributed grid than New York state's REV? Alex Morris, director, policy and regulatory affairs for the California Energy Storage Alliance (CESA) answers these … [Read more...]

Energy Storage, Demand Response, Energy Efficiency Big Winners in California RFP

Energy storage, demand response and energy efficiency were big winners this week in a solicitation issued by Southern California Edison to secure long-term capacity contracts. The utility chose  more than 500-MW of clean energy to help replace the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station and retiring natural gas plants. The winners were announced … [Read more...]