Glendale Shelves $500 Million Gas Plant to Examine Clean Alternatives

The city council of Glendale, California last week voted to study clean energy options rather than approve a gas plant that has been years in the making.

The city-controlled utility had proposed a rebuild of the existing Grayson plant. The council could have upheld the $500 million gas plant Tuesday, but in the wee hours of Wednesday morning, members voted four-to-one to examine other options.

Economic shifts in the energy industry and strong public input changed the context of the decision.

This appears to be the first time a municipal utility declined to approve a gas plant in favor of distributed energy resources. …read more

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