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By Gridworks Senior Fellows Arthur Haubenstock and Mike Florio   In August a record-setting heat wave spanned the western United States causing enough stress on California’s grid to trigger blackouts. The circumstances leading to these events have been widely reported, including: a handful of gas-fired power plants that unexpectedly went off-line; extreme heat across the […]

September 16, 2020

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To realize its vision of a carbon-neutral economy, California has set a target of 5 million zero-emission vehicles on the road and 250,000 charging ports in service by 2030.  This ambitious target creates an enormous opportunity at the intersection of transportation and the power sector: transportation charged by reliable renewable energy.  This year Gridworks catalyzed that opportunity with […]

September 11, 2020

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This month Gridworks began facilitating the Hawaii Public Utilities Commission’s Working Group on Advanced Rate Design in support of distributed energy resources. The Working Group will support the development of advanced rate design proposals for consideration by the Commission as a part of its policy-making for Distributed Energy Resources. Participating parties will share data and information, […]

August 31, 2020

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Gridworks has been busy recently, supporting leaders in Oregon and Washington as they update their approach to distribution system planning. In Oregon we’re more than halfway through a 10-part webinar series in the Public Distribution System Planning investigation. Through the webinars, expert partners beyond Oregon teamed with local utilities and community-based organizations to discover and discuss foundational topics […]

August 18, 2020

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To avoid catastrophic climate impacts, most existing studies aim for 100% renewable electric power systems by 2050. The 2035 Report is the first to show that the United States could reach 90% clean, carbon-free electricity by 2035 with existing renewable energy and battery technologies while lowering customer electricity bills. The last of Gridworks’ Elemental Happy Hour series […]

July 9, 2020

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Gridworks has been busy recently, supporting leaders in Oregon and Washington as they update their approach to distribution system planning. In Oregon, we’re more than halfway through a 10-part webinar series in the Public Distribution System Planning investigation. Through the webinars, expert partners beyond Oregon teamed with local utilities and community-based organizations to discover and discuss foundational […]

May 22, 2020

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There is no way to get to 100% renewable energy that I can see right now without hydrogen in the mix. It doesn’t exist.”  Martin Adams, LADWP Can hydrogen transform the energy industry? Are we going to replace conventional energy sources with hydrogen? Gridworks took up these big questions last week during our first Elemental […]

May 14, 2020

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We’re all adapting to best practices to keep everyone healthy and for many of us, that means transferring our in-person gatherings to virtual platforms.  At Gridworks, we are refining our virtual facilitation skills and offer this short list of best practices and lessons learned. We would be happy to share our experiences in more detail […]

April 1, 2020

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Gridworks is growing again. We are pleased to welcome three new members to our team, Katie Wu (Director),  Ronny Sandoval (Fellow), and Rehana Aziz (Project Manager).  Katie Wu is an environmental professional with nine years of experience in environmental and energy work.  She was formerly a Regulatory Analyst and Supervisor in Energy Efficiency at the California Public Utilities Commission. […]

April 1, 2020

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The Building Decarbonization Coalition is organizing a core group of building decarbonization enthusiasts to lead a building electrification rate design strategy. This post is the last of a three-part series aiming to raise the profile of how electric rate design impacts a customer looking to decarbonize their home or business. The first two posts covered […]

November 4, 2019

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