Summary: California’s irrigation systems are in need of a high frequency delivery system.  Exploring the concept of pumping plant efficiency and considering various energy sources may offer an alternative solution to California’s dilemma. Keywords: Irrigation Systems, Pumping Efficiency, Energy Sources, Epump, Water Horsepower, Energy Horsepower, Electricity, Natural Gas, Diesel, Propane, Pump Water Categories: PPT Presentation…

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Summary: The report will follow POU’s comprehensive annual reports and its latest results from energy efficiency programs, specifically, multifamily and low-income customers, BRO’s (Behavior, Retrocommissioning, and Operator), and look towards the future of energy savings. Keywords: Public Power, Energy Savings, Title 24, AB 1890, SB 1037, AB2021, SB 350, Incentives, Climate Zones, Customer Class, Retail…

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Summary: This bill prioritizes disadvantaged and low-income communities to be allocated a portion of CEC budget; to scrutinize any adverse localized health impacts and fund clean energy projects. Keywords: California Energy Commission, Electric Program Investment Charge, Disadvantaged, Low Income Communities, Technology Demonstration and Deployment, Public Utilities Commission, Renewable Energy, Research, Development Programs Categories: Assembly Bill…

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Summary: Agricultural irrigation water supplies travel through various districts before reaching its destination and require energy from different sectors throughout California. This report will analyze current energy requirements, historical transfer of water, various scenarios for future energy requirements, and reservoir sensitivity to our erratic climate change. Keywords: Agricultural Irrigation, Irrigation Districts, Water Transfer Agreements, Metropolitan…

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Summary: California’s growing population drives the demand for water and energy supplies, exponentially straining the state’s electricity delivery systems. This report will explore the effectiveness of water conservation efforts during multi-year drought periods. It will examine the water-use life cycle, identify opportunities for further conservation, and the effects from future changes. A key recommendation is…

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Summary: This program is established to fund public interest in clean, reliable, and affordable energy that would inevitably benefit the ratepayers of the three major IOU’s: PG&E, SDG&E, Southern California Edison. The initiative will promote applied R&D, technology demonstration and deployment, and market facilitation to meet California’s aggressive energy goals at the lowest possible cost…

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Summary: Development of new renewable resources and technological advances in energy efficiency still struggles to supply the demands of California’s growing population. This Energy Action Plan outlines and recommends strategies to reduce energy demand, secure additional energy supplies, adopt sustainable technologies, and build an infrastructure to protect California from supply disruption and price spikes. Keywords:…

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Summary: AB 1890 would amend the Public Utilities Act allowing the restructure of the electricity market to become more competitive in California by allowing customer end-users to choose their electricity provider. While under direct supervision of Independent System Operator (ISO) and the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) to continuously provide efficient and reliable electricity. Keywords:…

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Summary: This Plan of Action is to update the Water Energy Nexus Embedded Energy Cost Calculator (Water-Energy Calculator) created by the joint IOUs (Investor-owned utilities) to be filed with the CPUC (California Public Utilities Commission). The plan addresses three crucial updates and provides future steps to implement necessary change. Keywords: Joint IOUs, Cost Calculator, Action…

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