To help spur technology development and ultimately ease more renewables on the grid, California is requiring utilities to add big new energy storage capacity.
The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) hold a series of town meetings to explain why customers must pay extra to keep their analog meter.
A unanimous vote by the California Public Utilities Commission means twice as many consumers will be paid for excess power sent back to the grid.
California regulators say a settlement with NRG Energy will bring electric vehicle charging infrastructure to low- and moderate-income residents.
In settling an old claim by the state, NRG Energy agrees to spend $100 million to install some 200 fast-chargers in key areas of California.
California regulators revise PG&E’s smart meter program to allow residential customers to go analog, but with a $75 fee and $10 monthly charge.
California, in its quest to reach 33 percent renewables by 2020, approves solar and wind power contracts that will add more than 1,000 megawatts of capacity.