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Mandalay Generating Station to shut down

By   /  Friday, November 3rd, 2017  /  Energy, Latest news  /  Comments Off on Mandalay Generating Station to shut down

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PG&E’s net income climbs despite wildfire liability questions

By   /  Thursday, November 2nd, 2017  /  Earnings, Energy, Latest news, Tri-County Public Companies  /  Comments Off on PG&E’s net income climbs despite wildfire liability questions

Despite questions raised about the company’s liability for the fires in Northern California and a slight drop in operating revenues, net income for Pacific Gas and Electric Co. rose 41 percent for the quarter ended Sept. 30. In an earnings release Nov. 2, the company brought down its full-year earnings guidance, citing the reinstatement of Read More →

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New bids to replace Puente Power Project likely to be smaller

By   /  Friday, October 20th, 2017  /  Energy, Latest news, West Ventura County  /  Comments Off on New bids to replace Puente Power Project likely to be smaller

A new round of bids for a replacement for the now-shelved Puente Power Project will likely save consumers money, according to an influential state senator representing Ventura County. Sen. Henry Stern, a Democrat whose district includes Simi Valley and Thousand Oaks, told a panel at the 47th annual Ventura County Economic Development Association outlook conference Read More →

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Cal Poly SLO to study Diablo Canyon closure

By   /  Friday, October 6th, 2017  /  Central Coast, Energy, Real Estate, Technology, Top Stories, Top Story, Tourism  /  Comments Off on Cal Poly SLO to study Diablo Canyon closure

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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  /  Agribusiness, 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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