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Energy commission committee opposes Puente Power Project

By   /  Friday, October 6th, 2017  /  Energy, Latest news  /  Comments Off on Energy commission committee opposes Puente Power Project

Story updated at 1:20 p.m. Oct. 6: A California Energy Commission committee assigned to evaluate the Puente Power Project announced Oct. 5 that the project did not meet regulatory standards and it would not recommend approval. The preliminary opinion was not an actionable decision, but came in response to a letter sent Sept. 29 by Read More →

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SimpliPhi Power to provide off-grid energy storage system in New Zealand

By   /  Thursday, October 5th, 2017  /  Energy, Latest news, Technology  /  Comments Off on SimpliPhi Power to provide off-grid energy storage system in New Zealand

Ojai-based SimpliPhi Power announced Oct. 3 that it had contracted with electricity distributor Powerco to build an off-grid renewable energy storage system called Base Power in New Zealand. The system provides supplemental or alternative energy to areas where upgrades to the network were not deemed to be cost effective. After initial trials, Powerco ordered 20 Read More →

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Cal Poly SLO contracts with REC Solar for solar farm project

By   /  Tuesday, October 3rd, 2017  /  Agriculture, Central Coast, Education, Energy, Latest news  /  Comments Off on Cal Poly SLO contracts with REC Solar for solar farm project

Cal Poly San Luis Obispo announced the launch of a 4.5 megawatt solar farm project Oct. 3 that will provide around a quarter of its total electricity usage. The university has contracted with REC Solar to finance construction and maintenance through a power purchase agreement. Construction began in late September and is expected to be Read More →

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Community Choice Energy costly option for Central Coast

By   /  Friday, September 29th, 2017  /  Central Coast, Energy, Latest news, South Coast  /  Comments Off on Community Choice Energy costly option for Central Coast

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Puente alternatives cheaper than gas power plant

By   /  Friday, September 29th, 2017  /  Energy, Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Puente alternatives cheaper than gas power plant

By Carmen Ramirez and Craig Lewis Renewable energy alternatives are technically and economically superior to the proposed gas Puente Power Project in Oxnard. The Ventura County Taxpayers Association’s guest commentary supporting the Puente gas plant in the Sept. 8 issue of the Business Times contained inaccurate and misleading information. It’s true that a recent California Read More →

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Simi Valley unveils solar array to power municipal facilities

By   /  Monday, September 25th, 2017  /  Energy, Latest news, Technology  /  Comments Off on Simi Valley unveils solar array to power municipal facilities

The Simi Valley Police Department unveiled a new rooftop solar array and solar canopy parking structures that are expected to net it $15.5 million in savings over the next 20 years. The project will provide renewable energy to a third of the city of Simi Valley’s municipal facilities, the city announced after a ribbon cutting Read More →

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Cal Poly SLO gets $500,000 grant to fund startup development

By   /  Monday, September 25th, 2017  /  Central Coast, Education, Energy, Latest news, Technology  /  Comments Off on Cal Poly SLO gets $500,000 grant to fund startup development

The Cal Poly San Luis Obispo Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship received $500,000 to fund startup development in the county as part of an effort to mitigate job losses from the proposed closure of the Diablo Canyon nuclear power plant. U.S. Rep. Salud Carbajal, D-Santa Barbara, announced on Sept. 18 that the Department of Commerce’s Read More →

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