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Tag Archives: PG&E

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