Virginia Governor Signs Executive Order to Drive Renewable Energy Installations

LCG, September 18, 2019--The Governor of Virginia signed an Executive Order 43 yesterday setting statewide goals for clean energy deployment and expands upon the Commonwealth's commitments to reduce the environmental impact, mitigate the impacts of climate change, and boost the clean energy economy in Virginia.

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Los Angeles Moves A Step Closer to Approving Huge Solar with Battery Storage Installation

LCG, September 12, 2019--The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power (LADWP) Board of Commissioners unanimously approved a plan on September 10 to install a 300-MW/1,200-MWh battery energy storage system (BESS) located at 8minute Solar Energy's (8mSE) Eland Solar and Storage Center.

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Industry News

Texas to get a Whiff of Electric Dereg Tomorrow

LCG, July 30, 2001One out of 20 retail electric customers in Texas will be eligible to start receiving power from an alternative service provider beginning at 12:01 tomorrow morning, as the state begins a pilot program to get ready for full deregulation next January 1.

Originally set to begin June 1, the pilot program has been delayed by computer problems. At least one alternative service provider, and an environmentally friendly one at that, thinks the wait was worth it.

Eleanor Scott, a spokeswoman for Green Mountain Energy, said "We think waiting until all the systems are ready will let us provide good customer service."

Good service without California's problems, is the promise of Texas industry officials. They point to recent commissioning of several new power plants in the Lone Star State as insurance against soaring prices and rolling blackouts.

In Texas, and everywhere else but Sacramento, an insufficiency of supply in California is seen as the cause of that state's problems. In California, the high power prices and rolling blackouts are blamed on energy companies from Texas.

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