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California will require utilities to pay consumers for generating more solar and wind power than they use and will boost the payoff for certain solar facilities. The laws take effect Jan 1.
Date: 10/13/2009
Type: News
PG&E will offer financial incentives for California data centers that purchase servers that have earned the Energy Star rating.
Date: 10/16/2009
Type: News
By investing in off-peak energy storage systems, specifically compressed air storage, the utility companies could make better use of government incentives meant to promote energy efficiency.
Date: 10/28/2009
Type: Blog
Technologies: Energy Storage, Utilities
PG&E will expand net metering from 2.5 percent of peak demand to 3.5 percent.
Date: 10/30/2009
Type: News
Sacramento utility to install smart meters, energy storage devices, and solar panel inverter systems to help manage power from rooftop solar panels.
Date: 11/03/2009
Type: News
PG&E and other utilities are installing thousands of smart meters to monitor household electricity usage and collect data.
Date: 11/04/2009
Type: News
Ausra sells planned CA solar farm to First Solar, resulting in the cancellation of Ausra’s contract to provide 177 megawatts to PG&E- a setback in the utility’s efforts to meet state-mandated renewable-energy targets.
Date: 11/05/2009
Type: News
Utilities use network-connected meters and other new technologies to build a smart grid that will reduce outages, cut costs and improve customer service.
Date: 11/13/2009
Type: Article
An $11 million grant from the Department of Energy will help Honeywell and SCE install smart grid technology in California.
Date: 11/17/2009
Type: News
Utilities and third-party companies will have to develop a suite of applications to help customers monitor and manage their energy use.
Date: 11/19/2009
Type: News

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