Stockton’s UOP partners with Tesla on 5MW solar carport project

UOP now has solar carports in eight parking lots. -By Davis Harper

The latest in Stockton renewable energy news?  Solar carports are now shading eight parking lots at the University of the Pacific’s (UOP or “Pacific”) Stockton campus and anticipated to generate 30% of the university’s energy. The 5.3 megawatt (MW) project, which UOP worked with Tesla on, also includes 1 MW of battery storage and 16 … Read more

Stockton Community Choice Energy study released

On March 23, Stockton’s City Council will be receiving an informational presentation on a feasibility study examining the opportunities and economic outlook for launching a Community Choice agency.  A Community Choice Energy program would allow the City to buy electricity at competitive rates on behalf of Stockton residents and businesses and reinvest net revenues back … Read more

California’s three big utility companies stand in the way of consumer choice

by Sam Liccardo and Sheila Kuehl, San Francisco Chronicle Highlights San Jose Mayor Sam Liccardo and Los Angeles County Board of Supervisors member Sheila Kuehl wrote an opinion piece addressing the Power Charge Indifference Adjustment, otherwise known as the PCIA or “exit fee”: Since 2013, exit fees have risen more than 600% in the PG&E … Read more