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PG & E (PCG) To Roll Out New 500MW Solar Power Initiative

PG & E just announced that their new solar power program has been approved by the California Public Utilities Commission. The program involves constructing 500 MW of PV solar power systems, 250 MW of which will be owned by PG & E and 250MW of which will be owned by independent developers.

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In a press release, Steve Malnight vice president for renewable energy at PG&E, … Read the rest

California Approves Deal Between P G & E (PCG) First Solar (FSLR) And Sempra Energy (SRE)

California regulators have given the go-ahead for a deal that will allow P G & E to buy power from the 48 MW solar power project that First Solar and Sempra Energy are building together near Boulder City, Nevada. Now that everything has been approved, construction should start next month and the facility should be completed late next year. It will be an add-on to a 10  MW plant previously built by First Solar and … Read the rest

Pacific Gas and Electric (PCG) Building Wind Energy Storage Plant

According to MercuryNews.com, Pacific Gas and Electric just announced that it will be building a 300-megawatt facility to store wind energy generated during times of low demand, to be released when demand is up.The facility will consist of an underground storage area. Compressed air will be injected into the storage facility and released to produce electricity as needed.

The plant is expected to cost $356 million. Is it a good investment? Some wind industry … Read the rest

PG&E (PCG) Adds Another 48MW Of Solar Power From Sempra Energy (SRE)

PG&E (PCG) will purchase another 48MW of thin film solar energy from Sempra Energy, produced at its Copper Mountain facility.  Last year, PG&E purchased all 10MW of the output at the El Dorado plant from Sempra.

“This agreement represents a major step forward for Sempra Generation in the development of the largest operational photovoltaic solar power installation in North America,” said Michael W. Allman, CEO of Sempra Generation.

The 48MW of energy will come … Read the rest

Details About Pacific Gas & Electric’s (PCG) WaveConnect Wave Energy Project

Pacific Gas & Electric briefed Fort Bragg city and county government representatives on their planned WaveConnect wave energy project. Some of the details that emerged from the briefing:

  • PG & E will pay the city’s wave energy costs.

  • PG & E will make the results of all environmental studies public.

  • PG & E is considering 10 different, viable wave technologies and implement a pilot project to test the 3 or 4 that seem most promising.

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