The Hummingbird project is slated to be in service by December 2020, subject to
California Public Utilities Commission approval.
The project will provide an affordable and reliable capacity resource and facilitate PG&E's integration of renewable energy resources.
(Source: esVolta, Solar Ind., 19 July, 2018)
Contact: PG&E, www.pg&e.com; esVolta, Randolph Mann, Pres., (949) 330 6300, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.esvolta.com
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Vistra's retail and generation businesses include TXU Energy, Homefield Energy, Dynegy, and Luminant, operate in 12 states and six of the seven competitive markets in the U.S. and total approximately 41,000 megawatts of capacity.
(Source: Vistra Energy, PR, 2 July, 2018) Contact: Vistra Energy, Curt Morgan, CEO, Molly Sorg, Inv. Relations, (214) 812-8004, email@example.com, www.vistraenergy.com; PG&E, www.pge.com
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PG&E has submitted 4 new energy storage projects to the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) for approval today.
Three are third-party owned projects to be connected to the PG&E grid. The fourth project is a "proposed utility-owned 182.5 MW lithium-ion battery energy storage system (BESS).
Tesla would supply the battery packs for the giant project while
PG&E has the option to increase the capacity to 1.1 GWh. (Source: Tesla, electrk, 29 June, 2018)Contact: Tesla Power Pack, www.tesla.com/en_CA/powerpack; PG&E, www.pg&e.com
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SEM is a long-term, holistic approach to energy management that increases energy and cost savings for customers year-over-year through goal setting, progress tracking and reporting of results. This program design includes a whole-facility approach that uses Normalized Metered Energy Consumption (NMEC) and a baseline model to help identify and measure energy savings opportunities from all program activities at participating facilities.
CLEAResult is North America's largest provider of energy efficiency programs and services tailored to an individual clients' needs. (Source: CLEAResult, PR, 31 May, 2018) Contact: CLEAResult, www.clearesult.com; PG&E, www.pge.com
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California's Building Energy Efficiency Standards -- Title 24, Part 6 -- guide residential and non-residential building and construction across the state. The standards help to ensure energy efficiency in new construction to reduce greenhouse-gas emissions associated with buildings, as well as to lower energy costs for California customers. As a result, single family homes built to the latest 2016 standards will use approximately 28 pct less energy for lighting, heating, cooling, ventilation and water heating than homes built to the 2013 standards. The state programs offer incentives for building above energy efficiency code requirements based on standard energy design ratings.
Based on PG&E's existing California Advanced Homes Program for new home construction, eligible customers can apply for the new Advanced Energy Rebuild Program to receive up to $17,500 for rebuilding sustainably. Condominiums, apartments and in-law units will be eligible for a portion of the incentives. The program is available through December 31, 2019 or until funds are exhausted.
For business owners, the Savings by Design program currently offers incentives up to $150,000 per building. PG&E will increase the incentives to up to $300,000 per building. Additionally, PG&E will increase its comprehensive design assistance, offer expedited application reviews and engineering and sales support for business customers who lost their property. These changes will be available as they exist today through 2023.
Access California Advanced Homes Program details at cahp-pge.com and Savings by Design at www.pge.com/savingsbydesign.
(Source: PG&E, 176 May, 2018) Contact: PG&E, www.pge.com
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The system operator has a Reliability Must Run contract with the existing plant's owner, Dynegy, to purchase power during peak periods.
The Oakland Clean Energy Initiative is expected to come into service by mid-2022.
(Source: PG&E, 23 Mar., 2018)
Contact: PG&E, Roy Kuga, VP Grid Integration and Innovation,
Media Relations, (415) 973-5930, www.pge.com; California Independent System Operator, (916) 351-4400, www.caiso.com
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Proposed projects must demonstrate an ability to capture and process biogas from dairy cows to produce renewable natural gas for electic power generation ,heating and fueling vehicles.
The draft solicitation is the first step in a new program created under SB 1383 by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), which has been directed to reduce me Proposed projects will be jointly selected by the CPUC, California Air Resources Board and the California Department of Food and Agriculture.
Dairy biogas development is rapidly increasing in California, with help in part from $35 million in grant funding last year from the California Department of Food and Agriculture (CDFA). CDFA is expected to provide an additional $61-$75 million in grant funding for new dairy biogas projects this year. There are currently about 40 projects in the works, and experts expect there could be as many as 120 projects being developed by 2022, according to a SoCal Gas release.
(Source: Southern California Gas Company, PR, 19 Jan., 2018) Contact: Southern California Gas,, www.socalgas.com; San Diego Gas & Electric, www.sdge.com;
Pacific Gas and Electric, www.pge.com; California Department of Food and Agriculture, (916) 654-0466, www.cdfa.ca.gov
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The facilities will be connected directly to the power grid and will charge the lithium-ion batteries during an abundance of renewable power generation.
Energy stored in the batteries will be delivered back to the PG&E grid during times of peak electricity demand, increasing grid reliability while reducing congestion.
The energy storage projects are expected to be operational by 2023, subject to regulatory approvals. (Source: Enel Green Power North America, Power Tech., 6 Dec. 2017) Contact: Enel Green Power NA, Connor Branch, Bus. Dev., (978) 681-1900, www.enelgreenpower.com
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California's Energy Storage Decision requires investor-owned utilities to procure 1,325MW of storage by 2020. PG&E's share is 580MW. Since 2015, PG&E has signed contracts for 79MW of new energy storage capability.
By the end of 2017, PG&E forecasts that about 33 pct of its retail electric deliveries will come from wind and solar, which are intermittent or provide peak output during times of low demand and require energy storage to maximize their energy potential.
Pacific Gas and Electric Company, a subsidiary of PG&E Corporation (NYSE:PCG), is one of the largest combined natural gas and electric energy companies in the United States. Based in San Francisco, with more than 20,000 employees, the company delivers some of the nation's cleanest energy to nearly 16 million people in Northern and Central California. (Source: PG&E, PR, Dec., 2017) Contact: PG&E, Martin Wyspianski , Energy Portfolio Procurement and Policy, www.pge.com
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PG&E supported AB 398 and
Assembly Bill 617 which addresses local air quality concerns in affected communities. Both global greenhouse gas emissions and local air pollutants are important public health and policy issues that must be addressed. PG&E believes both bills target these problems with focused policy solutions, according to a PG&E release.
(Source: PG&E, PR, 25 July, 2017) Contact:
Lynsey Paulo, (415)-973-5930 , www.pge.com
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The 3-MW project will be developed in collaboration with ICF INC., the Center for Sustainable Energy (CSE), Direct Contact, Univ. of California Davis, Babcock Power Environmental, Gaelectric and DE Solutions. The facility's power production will be sold to Pacific Gas and Electric for use in conjoined businesses.
(Source: California Energy Commission, Daily Eagle, 1 May, 2017) Contact: Camptonville Community Partnership, Refine Miller, Bioenergy Project Manager, (530) 288-9355, CPP@cville.K12.ca.us
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The program offers renewable energy developers an opportunity to submit proposals starting April 26, 2017 through noon Pacific Time on May 26, 2017. Projects will be chosen through a competitive bidding process and are expected to be selected by August 2017. This request for offers calls for a development target of 150 MW of renewable resources.
Renewable energy developer proposal and other details are HERE. (Source: Pacific Gas & Electric Co., April 28, 2017)
Contact: PG&E, Aaron JOhnson, VP Customer Energy Solutions, www.pge.com
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The 18-month Step Up and Power Down initiative was built on the premise that awareness of energy waste, encouraging energy related behavioral change, and taking steps to save energy through building efficiencies delivers energy and costs savings for offices, hotels, retail stores and food service companies in designated downtown areas.
In San Francisco, 827 companies participated in the initiative and achieved energy savings of 23.5 gigawatt-hour.
In San Jose, 448 companies participated and saved 27.6 gigawatt-hours, which is equivalent to the electricity to power more than 2,800 homes for one year.
(Source: PG&E, Business Wire, 6 April, 2017) Contact: PG&E, Vincent Davis, Dir. Energy Efficiency, (415) 973-5930, www.pge.com; Step Up & Power Down program, www.stepupandpowerdown.com; City of San Jose, Kerrie Romanow, Director of Environmental Services, (408) 535-8550, www.sanjoseca.gov
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