public utilities commission

California PUC Aims to Replace Shuttered Nuclear and Gas With 'Preferred Resources'

March 13, 2015 by Eric Wesoff

The California Public Utilities Commission made a proposed decision on Friday that denied approval of a new gas-fired power plant in the coastal Southern California city of Carlsbad. Approval for the plant was denied because the utility did not sufficiently consider "preferred resources."[read more]

Minnesota Paves the Way for Solar Energy Advocates Nationwide

March 19, 2014 by Jake Rozmaryn

Minnesota and Solar

The solar battle between utilities, stakeholders, solar customers and other rate payers is coming to an end, at least in Minnesota. Last Wednesday, the Minnesota Public Utilities Commission voted in favor of the first statewide formula for calculating the value of customer-generated solar power.[read more]

Texas PUC has plan to test smart meters

April 2, 2010 by Michael Giberson

Following up on earlier mention of consumer concerns over the accuracy of smart meters, yesterday the Texas PUC approved a plan for testing smart meters. The Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports: The Texas Public Utility Commission unveiled a detailed plan Thursday for independent testing of smart meters, the same day Oncor Electric...[read more]

California Smart Grid: The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly

March 22, 2010 by Christine Hertzog

The State of California mandated that the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) work with the California Independent System Operator (CAISO) and California Energy Commission (CEC) to create requirements for a Smart Grid deployment plan by July of this year. These three entities held workshops this past week to gather information...[read more]