WASHINGTON, D.C. (October 26, 2017) –The Advanced Energy Management Alliance (AEMA) today applauded the unanimous decision of the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) to support the growth of Demand Response in California by requiring the three investor-owned utilities, Pacific Gas & Electric (PG&E), San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E), and Southern California Edison (SCE) to […]
While we excitedly await the temporary darkness of August 21, on May 3rd Californians could also have been in the dark. The reason consumers in California had power was because of a resource called “demand response”. Demand response is the coordinated reduction of electricity use by consumers to provide reliability, prevent black-outs, or to lower […]
Advanced Energy Management Alliance (“AEMA”) and other Demand Response (“DR”) Advocates oppose two decisions issued by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) on November 24th and 30th that are inconsistent with the state’s desire to displace fossil-based generation with cleaner, preferred resources. EnerNOC filed an application for rehearing on December 23rd on the CPUC’s decision […]
Michael Panfil, an attorney with the Environmental Defense Fund Clean Energy Program, blogs on The Energy Collective about how demand response can increase the value of clean energy and should be allowed to do to a greater degree in California, a state that prides itself on environmental progress. Read full blog by EDF here.
On September 26, California Governor Jerry Brown signed into law Senate Bill 1414, putting demand response on a level playing field with generation, and empowering the California Public Utilities Commission to include demand response, not just fossil fuel investments, in its plans to meet the state’s electricity needs. This legislation exemplifies California’s leadership in developing smart […]
In a unanimous decision, the California State Assembly and Senate both approved legislation that will increased the use of demand response in the state, saving consumers money and reducing the need for additional peak generation. The bill would encourage additional demand response as a means to lower emissions and increase reliability. See full story at […]
The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) filed a settlement that should provide opportunities for demand response in the state of California through recognition of an increased value for demand response that monetizes benefits for consumers. The effort was the result of collaboration between CAISO, Clean Coalition, Environmental Defense Fund, and others. The parties involved have […]