In: Distributed Energy Resources

The Distributed PPA Program for CCAs
March 18, 2021

1.1 GW of New Distributed Solar is Installed in California Each Year Electricity customers in California’s Investor-Owned Utility markets have installed…

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Learning from the Texas Energy Crisis
March 11, 2021

The aftermath of the 2021 Polar Vortex (power outages, water safety issues, and the tragic loss of life) has left Texans…

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Revenue Opportunities for Existing Solar and Battery Systems
May 5, 2020

Many public agencies and commercial enterprises have deployed solar and battery systems in order to reduce their energy costs and meet…

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Building A Smart Energy Strategy: Optimizing Energy Procurement Plans
April 29, 2020

In our previous articles, we provided an introduction to our approach to developing an energy procurement strategy for the California High-Speed…

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Building a Smart Energy Strategy: Modeling Energy Usage
April 14, 2020

In our introductory article, we provided an overview of our approach to developing an energy strategy for the California High Speed…

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Evaluating the Potential of a Microgrid
April 8, 2020

In anticipation for upcoming power shutoff events by utility operators to mitigate the risk of wild fires, many public agencies are…

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Building a Smart Energy Strategy: An Introduction
April 1, 2020

In light of electrification plans, renewable energy targets, and ever increasing costs, developing a smart energy strategy continues to be among…

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Important New Updates To California’s SGIP (Battery) Incentive
March 3, 2020

With the advent of the wildfire driven Public Safety Power Shutoff (PSPS) events, California has made several important new changes to…

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SOMAH Incentive for Solar on Affordable Housing
October 30, 2019

California’s Solar on Multifamily Affordable Housing program (SOMAH) is the nation’s largest investment in solar photovoltaic (PV) for low-income residential properties….

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A Smart Backup Power Option for Cities, Schools, and Water Agencies
October 24, 2019

For the second time in the past two weeks, homes and businesses in California are without power. The prospect of continued…

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