New Playbook to help modernize our distribution grid

The Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC) and GridLab, allies of Vote Solar in promoting the growth of solar, battery storage and other distributed energy technologies, released a toolkit for clean energy advocates on how to respond to utility grid modernization proposals. Called “A Playbook for Modernizing the Distribution Grid,” the 18 page report offers guidance ...


CPUC Makes Landmark Decision Supporting Community-Scale Renewable Energy

Today, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) unanimously voted to offer a new program to promote community-scale renewable energy projects of 20 megawatts or less. The new program was created to bring California back into compliance with the Public Utility Regulatory Policies Act (PURPA), a federal law that promotes competition in the electricity industry. “This ...

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San Francisco rally in favor of renewable energy policy

Hundreds of Solar Workers Rally at California PUC

Over 150 solar workers rallied Thursday morning at the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) to continue policies that support the fast-growing rooftop solar market in California. The ralliers called attention to the recent, spectacular growth of California’s solar economy, a testament to business innovation and continued policy leadership in the Golden State. A few sunny ...