California Regulator to Consider Penalty Against Sempra for 2015 Aliso Canyon Gas Leak

The California Public Utilities Commission launched a probe against Southern California Gas Company to determine the fines and penalties to be imposed for the failures and systemic issues that led to the four-month gas leak from the disastrous blowout at the Aliso Canyon storage facility in October 2015, according to a June 27 news release.…

PNM Proposes Solar-Plus-Battery, Gas Projects to Replace 500-Megawatt Coal-Fired Capacity

The Public Service Company of New Mexico, a unit of PNM Resources Inc., asked the Public Regulation Commission to approve its plan to retire 497 megawatts of the San Juan Generating Station coal-fired plant in 2022 after the current coal supply and operating agreements expire, according to a July 1 filing. The company evaluated four…

California Grid Operator Begins Reliability Coordinator Services for 17 Entities Across the West

The California Independent System Operator Corporation launched RC West on July 1, becoming the official reliability coordinator with grid oversight responsibility for 16 balancing authorities and transmission operators in California and one in northern Mexico. The launch marks the first operational phase, with RC West taking over responsibility from Peak Reliability. The grid operator expects…