California Takes New Step Toward 100% Clean Energy by 2045 (.PDF Download)

July 5, 2021
With an eye on ensuring electric grid reliability and meeting clean energy goals, CPUC orders utilities to procure 11,500 MW of new, clean electricity resources to come online by 2026.

With the goal of ensuring California’s electricity reliability while also meeting clean energy goals, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) recently approved a historic decision ordering utilities to procure 11,500 megawatts (MW) of new electricity resources to come online between the years 2023 and 2026.

That would be enough energy to power approximately 2.5 million homes, with all of the resources procured coming from preferred resources, such as distributed energy resources (including energy efficiency and demand response), renewables and zero-emitting sources, the CPUC said in a press release about the development.

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