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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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Five years ago this month, in August of 2014, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) opened a landmark Rulemaking (R.14-08-013) to explore new policies and methodologies for better incorporation of distributed energy resources (DER) into the electric utility system.  In this series of articles, Gridworks explores the intentions and outcomes of this multi-year effort, with […]

October 11, 2019

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The Distribution Resource Planning (DRP) process was both a response to fundamental changes in electricity markets and an attempt to shape the course of future changes in ways that would minimize overall system costs and maximize ratepayer benefits. One goal was to establish a new framework for the integration and operation of new Distributed Energy […]

October 8, 2019

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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 second 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. In this post we cover […]

October 8, 2019

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