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Funding Opportunity for Public Agencies in High Fire Threat Areas

In light of the increasing risk of wildfires and continuing in its commitment to equity, California has modified an incentive program in manner that will support the deployment of energy storage systems for electricity customers in high fire threat regions

The Devil is in the Detail: Solar Project Contract Risks

Earlier this year, the Los Angeles Department of Water and Power signed a record-breaking deal for the cheapest solar plus energy storage project. With reduced pricing and rising sustainability standards, public agencies and commercial enterprises are turning to solar & …

The Market for California Solar RECs is Heating Up

Whether you own your solar projects or the projects are owned by a third-party, your organization may have the opportunity to capitalize on an additional revenue opportunity from these existing systems. When properly managed, each megawatt hour of solar energy …

Battery Energy Storage Systems and CCA NEM Customers

In our previous TerraBlog post, “How CCAs can model and deploy battery energy storage and DERs”, we shared a case study for using the Building Efficiency Optimization (BEO) software to reduce a community choice agency’s (CCAs) cost to …

Top 3 Risks for Organizations that Have Solar

Earlier this year, the Solar Energy Industry Association (SEIA) announced that the U.S. is now home to over 2 million solar (PV) installations. What is even more incredible, is that this announcement came only three years after the industry …

How CCAs can partner with their NEM customers to reduce their Resource Adequacy costs with energy storage systems

In our previous TerraBlog post, How batteries can reduce CCAs GHG emissions, we shared the process of modeling the impact energy storage systems have on greenhouse gas emissions of a community choice agency (CCA). In this two-part post we …

DER Rate Design: Customer Programs as a Procurement Resource

Have you ever had a surplus solar generation problem? Have you ever wished for a flatter load curve? Do you sometimes feel like your job performance relies a little too much on the vagaries of the real-time wholesale electricity market? …

How battery energy storage systems can reduce CCAs GHG emissions

In our previous TerraBlog post, How CCAs can model and deploy DERs, we shared the process and results for modeling energy storage systems for CCA customers with existing solar systems under the NEM tariff. Part of this process included …

How Energy Master Planning Keeps your Energy Costs Down

You may wonder what the best, most effective way is to lower your energy costs. The answer is a comprehensive approach that addresses both your current and your future energy demands through a new approach called Energy Master Planning. …