DOE Grants First-Round Civil Nuclear Credit Award—$1.1B—to Diablo Canyon 

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Wed, 23 Nov 2022 16:12:24 +0000

The Department of Energy’s (DOE’s) first round of funding from its $6 billion Civil Nuclear Credit (CNC) Program is poised to go to Diablo Canyon Power Plant, California’s only operational nuclear plant. Pacific Gas & Electric  (PG&E), Diablo Canyon’s owner, could receive up to $1.1 billion in credits to extend the 2.2-GW plant’s operation for […]

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Potential Deal Brewing for Second Polish Nuclear Plant Based on South Korean Technology 

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Wed, 02 Nov 2022 14:38:56 +0000

Days after Poland chose Westinghouse to supply its AP1000 technology to the country’s first nuclear plant in Pomerania, northern Poland, the government and two Polish energy firms signed a letter of intent with Korea Hydro & Nuclear Power (KHNP) to “push ahead” with development of a second nuclear plant based on APR1400 technology in Pątnów, […]

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Diablo Canyon Nuclear Plant Gets Legislative Approval for Operation to 2030

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 01 Sep 2022 17:32:02 +0000

California’s lawmakers have passed Senate Bill 846, effectively offering Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) a pathway to keep the Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant open until at least 2030. The bill, authored by Assemblymember Jordan Cunningham, a Republican from San Luis Obispo, and Democratic state Sen. Bill Dodd of Napa, passed the California Assembly by 69–3 […]

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25,000 PG&E & Tesla Customers Invited To Form World’s Largest Distributed Battery To Support Electric Grid Reliability

Credit to Author: Guest Contributor| Date: Wed, 13 Jul 2022 03:30:49 +0000

OAKLAND, California — Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) and Tesla Inc. have launched a new pilot program that creates a virtual power plant, to help support electric grid reliability and save customers money. On June 22, Tesla invited approximately 25,000 PG&E customers with Powerwalls to join the VPP and help form the world’s largest […]

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130 Electric Vehicle Charging Stations for Schools in California, + EV Curriculum!

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Tue, 05 Jul 2022 18:40:31 +0000

We are entering a new era, and California is leading the way — as it has been for years decades. Everyone knows the auto market is electrifying, and electric school buses are slowly making their way into school transportation fleets. The Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) utility in California is now helping to electrify […]

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Bringing EV Fast Charging to Underserved Communities in California

Credit to Author: Zachary Shahan| Date: Sat, 02 Jul 2022 00:44:15 +0000

One of the biggest challenges with the transition to electric vehicles is making the transition as equitable as possible. As with most new tech, EVs come at a premium (at the cash register — not over the life of the vehicle). In general, new cars are an upper-middle-class purchase, or at least middle-class purchase (depending […]

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California Legislature Passes Bill to Support Reliability Reserve, Lifeline for Diablo Canyon Nuclear Plant

Credit to Author: Sonal Patel| Date: Thu, 30 Jun 2022 13:52:21 +0000

California’s State Legislature has passed a bill that could extend the operating lives of existing generating facilities slated for retirement, potentially providing a new lifeline for the 2,240-MW Diablo Canyon Power Plant (DCPP), which has a premature closure date in 2025. Both houses on June 29 passed AB-205 Energy, an energy trailer bill that Gov. […]

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Tesla Invites New Round Of Californians To Enroll In Virtual Power Plant

Credit to Author: Carolyn Fortuna| Date: Fri, 24 Jun 2022 21:18:04 +0000

virtual power plantThrough the Emergency Load Reduction Program (ELRP) pilot, participants will receive $2 for every additional kWh their Powerwall delivers during an event.

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Colorado EV Charging Readiness Bill Vetoed — Big Mistake

Credit to Author: NRDC| Date: Sat, 11 Jun 2022 03:26:06 +0000

In a disappointing move amid an otherwise positive legislative session for transportation, air quality, and climate, Governor Jared Polis vetoed a bill that would have expanded electric vehicle (EV) charging for Coloradans. The legislation, House Bill 22-1218, would have ensured that new buildings and major renovations had the electrical wiring and capacity to host future […]

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PG&E’s Tesla Megapack Is Now Operational

Credit to Author: Johnna Crider| Date: Wed, 20 Apr 2022 03:30:10 +0000

Pacific Gas and Electric’s 182-megawatt Tesla Megapack Elkhorn battery is now in operation, the Associated Press has reported. The energy storage system is located in Monterey Bay’s Elkhorn slough in Northern California and was part of a partnership between Tesla and PG&E. Included in the system are a total of 256 Tesla Megapacks on 33 […]

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