Energy News for the California Market

FERC summer outlook flags California, Texas as posing potential reliability problems

By: Jasmin Melvin |

The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission will maintain its watchful eye on the West this summer as the risk for wildfires adds to stresses on that system. It also intends to monitor the Texas grid for reliability challenges stemming from that region’s tight power supplies, staff said in their […]

2019-05-20T08:48:46-05:00May 20th, 2019|California Market, Texas Market|

Certain California Residents will See Increases in their Utility Bills

By: Marivic Cabural Summers |

The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) decided to revise the fee for certain utility customers across the state.

On Thursday, the CPUC said the revised fee called Power Charge Indifference Adjustment (PCIA) will affect Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) and Direct Access customers. These California residents will see increases in […]

2018-10-15T15:55:57-05:00October 15th, 2018|California Market|

Northern California utility says it will turn the lights off when fire risk spikes

By: Dale Kasler |

PG&E has long resisted the idea of shutting off electrified power lines to prevent wildfires, saying the public safety risks of putting communities in the dark was too high.

Until now.

Stung by accusations that its power lines may have sparked last October’s disastrous wine country fires, Pacific Gas and Electric […]

2018-03-27T12:34:03-05:00March 23rd, 2018|California Market|