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Tri-Counties embracing energy options

By   /  Friday, January 12th, 2018  /  Energy, Latest news  /  Comments Off on Tri-Counties embracing energy options

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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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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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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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Puente Power Project needed and should be approved

By   /  Friday, September 8th, 2017  /  Energy, Latest news, Op/Eds, Opinion  /  Comments Off on Puente Power Project needed and should be approved

By David Grau NRG Energy is proposing to build a new power plant at its existing Mandalay Generating Station on Harbor Boulevard at the beach. The plan, called the Puente Power Project, calls for the new plant to replace two existing facilities that are required by state law to discontinue by 2020. This proposal will Read More →

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First Solar sells 40 megawatt Cuyama Solar Project to DESRI

By   /  Thursday, August 17th, 2017  /  Central Coast, Energy, Latest news  /  Comments Off on First Solar sells 40 megawatt Cuyama Solar Project to DESRI

San Luis Obispo-based First Solar announced the sale of its 40 megawatt Cuyama Solar Project to D. E. Shaw Renewable Investments, or DESRI, for an undisclosed amount. Construction of the project began on July 25 and is expected to be finished by the end of the year. This is the third deal between DESRI and Read More →

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