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Tag Archives: PG&E

PG&E Narrows Scope of the CPUC Proceeding to Shut Down the Diablo Canyon Nuclear Plant by Unilaterally Withdrawing Its Procurement and Cost Allocation Requests

Posted in California
On February 27, 2017, Pacific Gas and Electric Company (“PG&E”) announced it is withdrawing several portions of its plan to close its 2.3 gigawatt Diablo Canyon Power Plant near San Luis Obispo by 2025. Specifically, PG&E has withdrawn its requests that the California Public Utilities Commission (“CPUC”) authorize PG&E to replace Diablo’s generation capacity with… Continue Reading

Reforms to Exit Fees for Departing Load Customers May Be On the California Horizon

Posted in California, Electric Power
The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) signaled this month that the topic of exit fee reform for departing load customers may be back on the Commission’s agenda.  A significant public outcry arose late last year when Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) aimed to significantly increase its exit fees to such a level that much… Continue Reading

PG&E Issues Its 2012 Renewables Portfolio Standard Request for Offers

Posted in California, Renewables
At long last, PG&E finally issued its 2012 Renewables Portfolio Standard (RPS) Request For Offers (RFO).  PG&E is seeking offers to procure approximately 1,000 GWh per year of renewable energy from long-term Power Purchase Agreements and Renewable Energy Credit Purchase Agreements (so they will accept offers of products that would qualify for any of the… Continue Reading

California Court finds Renovated Ferry Building to No Longer Be Municipal Load

Posted in California, Litigation
A California Appellate Court confirmed on March 27 an earlier Superior Court ruling that the iconic Ferry Building in San Francisco, a property owned and originally largely occupied by the Port of San Francisco, was no longer Municipal Load. This is significant because the City and County of San Francisco has a contract with Pacific Gas and… Continue Reading

Proposed Decision Adopting Metrics to Measure Smart Grid Deployments

Posted in Rulemakings, Smart Grid
The California Public Utilities Commission released a much awaited proposed decision  on March 20th regarding metrics to measure the deployment of the smart grid in the PG&E, SCE, and SDG&E service territories. The consensus metrics can be found in Attachment A to the proposed decision.   The consensus consists of 19 metrics that the utilities will report… Continue Reading

California Public Utilities Commission Launches New Formal Investigation Into PG&E’s Gas Pipelines

Posted in California, Uncategorized
  The Commission launched a formal investigation into PG&E’s gas pipelines located in areas of higher population density.  Specifically, the Commission is to review and determine whether “PG&E properly and safely reviewed, on a regular basis, its natural gas transmission pipelines to identify areas of increased population density so as to modify its maximum allowable operating pressures (taking pressure… Continue Reading