In August a record-setting heat wave spanned the western United States causing enough stress on California’s grid to trigger blackouts. Since the outages, there has been a frenzy of finger pointing and fact-checking jockeying to answer “how could this have happened?” Gridworks Senior Fellows Arthur Haubenstock and Mike Florio, with a combined 50 years of experience in California […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

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 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 […]

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 […]

Newsletters 2020 | Apr 01, 2020

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 – […]

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 […]