Officials Levy $1.9 Billion Penalty For PG&E

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Fri, 08 May 2020 00:12:51 +0000

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California officials on May 7 approved a $1.9-billion penalty against Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) for the company’s role in a series of wildfires that left more than 100 people dead and caused billions of dollars in damage in 2017 and 2018. The damage claims led PG&E to file for bankruptcy in January 2019. PG&E, […]

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Electric Trucks, Buses, & Fast Chargers Need Innovative Electricity Rates From Utilities

Credit to Author: NRDC| Date: Tue, 05 May 2020 11:05:21 +0000

Charging an electric truck or bus at a fleet depot — or an electric car at an apartment, workplace, or a public fast-charging station — should be far cheaper than filling up on gasoline or diesel. Unfortunately, that’s often not the case at sites that receive electricity under utility rates designed for commercial buildings and industrial operations that don’t reflect the flexible nature of electric vehicle (EV) charging. Fortunately, a newly-released report explains how utilities can remedy that mismatch by offering rates designed for commercial EV charging

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Johnson Stepping Down as PG&E CEO

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Wed, 22 Apr 2020 14:30:23 +0000

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Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E) announced April 22 that Bill Johnson, the president and CEO who took over those roles in the midst of the company’s bankruptcy proceedings, will step down June 30 after just more than one year on the job. The company said Bill Smith, a PG&E board member, will serve as interim […]

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Need for Resilience Supports Energy Storage

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Mon, 20 Apr 2020 16:59:15 +0000

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Independent power producer Neoen Australia said an expansion of the world’s largest lithium-ion battery system has completed its network connection, bringing the Tesla-supported Hornsdale Power Reserve, adjacent to a wind farm in South Australia, to a rated size of 150 MW/193.5 MWh. It’s the latest in a series of projects being developed worldwide to add […]

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Need for Resilience Supports Energy Storage

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Mon, 20 Apr 2020 16:59:15 +0000

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Independent power producer Neoen Australia said an expansion of the world’s largest lithium-ion battery system has completed its network connection, bringing the Tesla-supported Hornsdale Power Reserve, adjacent to a wind farm in South Australia, to a rated size of 150 MW/193.5 MWh. It’s the latest in a series of projects being developed worldwide to add […]

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Check Out This Electric Vehicle Total Cost Of Ownership Calculator

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Sat, 28 Mar 2020 19:44:14 +0000

We’re quite fond of running and publishing total cost of ownership forecasts here, whether comparing the Tesla Model 3 with the BMW 3 Series, comparing the Tesla Model Y with the Mercedes-AMG GLE 63 S, or comparing the Volkswagen ID.3 with the Volkswagen Golf

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PG&E Pleads Guilty to 84 Involuntary Manslaughter Counts in 2018 Fire

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Mon, 23 Mar 2020 14:50:18 +0000

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Pacific Gas & Electric has agreed to plead guilty to 84 counts of involuntary manslaughter and one count of unlawfully causing a fire after it was blamed for the 2018 Camp Fire in Northern California, the deadliest wildfire in state history. The utility reached the agreement with the Butte County District Attorney’s office on March […]

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Utilities Plan to Keep Key Staff Housed at Power Plants

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Fri, 20 Mar 2020 16:17:39 +0000

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U.S. electric utilities and other energy companies are preparing to have key personnel remain at power plants and operations centers to ensure the facilities remain online during the coronavirus pandemic. The federal government considers power plants part of the nation’s critical infrastructure. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) is responsible for working with power […]

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Power Industry Weighs Impacts of Coronavirus

Credit to Author: Darrell Proctor| Date: Wed, 18 Mar 2020 20:08:48 +0000

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Utilities and power generators worldwide are altering their business practices and developing strategies for dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic. It’s particularly critical for the power industry, as a reliable supply of electricity is essential to prevent even more economic disruption. The U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) lists utilities among the 16 industries that the […]

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Humongous Tesla Battery Plant Approved In California Is 10× Bigger Than World’s Biggest Battery Plant

Credit to Author: Johnna Crider| Date: Thu, 27 Feb 2020 18:45:02 +0000

Tesla has been approved to reinvent the Moss Landing power plant in California as a battery power plant. In fact, it will be approximately 10× bigger than Tesla’s Hornsdale, which was 3× bigger than any other battery storage facility at the time it was built

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