Impacts of COVID-19 Virus on Electricity Demand

LCG, March 27, 2020 -- Jeremy Platt, an energy scientist, Palo Alto has made some early analysis of impact of COVID -19 on electricity demand using the grid operators data published by LCG. Data from several areas of the country offer early and near real-time views of impacts of the economic slowdown due to evolving regional and statewide coronavirus mitigation strategies.

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California PUC Targets Doubling Renewable Energy by 2030

LCG, March 27, 2020--The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) yesterday unanimously approved a new emissions target for its electric sector that would double California's clean energy capacity through 2030 and effectively block new natural gas-fired electric generating facilities.

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Industry News

Western Governors Tell California to Build Plants

LCG, Jan. 15, 2001The governors of five Western states have urged California Gov. Gray Davis to increase efforts to produce more electricity in the Golden State, saying in a letter Friday that "California is not an electrical island."

The governors of Arizona, Nevada, Montana, Utah and Wyoming told Davis that California, to a much larger extent, "needs to share the responsibility of building more generation plants with adequate fuel supply, electrical transmission facilities and gas pipelines and deal with the inherent environmental challenges that presents."

Davis has said that California is moving forward with plans to build nine new power plants and plans more energy conservation measures.

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