Utilities

San Diego Electric School Bus Puts Electricity Into The Grid

Update: Nuvve Holding Corp. is a global energy infrastructure management company headquartered in San Diego, CA which partnered directly with San Diego Gas and Electric and Cajon Valley Union School District to successfully deploy the first full vehicle-to-grid (V2G) project in the nation, following the U.S. Department of Energy’s vehicle-to-everything (V2X) initiative announced in April. Through this program, the district’s fleet of eight electric school buses enabled with Nuvve’s V2G technology will now qualify to participate in SDG&E’s new Emergency Load Reduction Program (ELRP), which pays business customers $2/kWh if they’re able to export energy to the grid or reduce energy use during grid emergencies. In addition to Cajon Valley, Nuvve and SDG&E are also working with other Southern California school districts including, San Diego Unified and Ramona Unified School Districts, on similar V2G projects.

What Firefighters Can Teach Us About Preparing The Grid For Extreme Weather

Preparing for emergencies and preventing disasters requires planning, equipment and communications. This is true for fighting fires and for keeping the electric power system operating in extreme weather. Firefighters have strategic plans regarding territory to address, as well as operational plans. Equipment includes fire trucks, protective gear and hoses. First … [continued]

What’s A Gas Utility Without Gas?

The Philadelphia City Council will hold a public hearing this week to discuss the future of Philadelphia Gas Works (PGW), the country’s largest municipally owned gas utility. The hearings follow the release of the highly anticipated PGW Business Diversification Study in December, which explored several decarbonization pathways and business implications for the … [continued]

California Utilities Shutting Off Power For Fewer People, But Too Many Still In The Dark

It was only a few years ago when millions of Californians had their power shut off to prevent grid infrastructure from sparking wildfires. It was 2019, and California’s largest utility, Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E), wasn’t taking any chances. Just a year before, its equipment ignited the Camp Fire, the deadliest fire in California … [continued]