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Energy continues to be a key issue for public water agencies. ACWA is engaged on the regulatory and legislative arenas, and continues to explore opportunities for members to develop and utilize renewable energy sources through the ACWA Preferred Provider Program.

Latest News about Energy

The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) adopted new rules Oct. 17 requiring investor-owned utility companies to install cutting-... read»
Coordinating water and energy efficiency programs can yield big savings because about one-fifth of electricity use in California is related... read»
DWR Announces $750 Million Settlement for Electricity Charges
The California Department of Water Resources (DWR) today announced a settlement with the British Columbia utility Powerex, one of the... read»
Two bills that would streamline regulations for small hydropower projects were passed through unanimous consent by the U.S. Senate on... read»
Southern California’s energy supply is expected to be tight for at least the next few years due to the permanent closure of the San... read»

Policy Principles

The use of water requires energy. Energy is used by consumers and in the treatment and delivery of water. Residential use of water, alone... read more»

Latest Regulatory Updates

ARB letter clarifying its intent in using the term “loading order” in the Climate Change Scoping Plan Update read more»
Materials from the February Energy Committee meeting. read more»
ACWA provides these comments in response to the Administrative Law Judge’s Ruling Regarding Program Guidance For The 2013-2014 Energy... read more»
On May 26, the Energy Division of the California Public Utilities held a public workshop to present the draft results for two of three... read more»
The ACWA Energy Committee hosted a workshop at the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) in San Francisco on March 29th. ... read more»

Other articles

Energy Committee materials from December 2013 are attached below. read more»
See the links below for the February agenda packet. read more»
Carbon allowances, offsets and auctions are a new reality in California with the implementation of AB 32. Can this become a new funding... read more»
Carbon allowances, offsets and auctions are a new reality in California with the implementation of AB 32. Can this become a new funding... read more»