17 Apr '18, 10am

Glendale Shelves $500 Million Gas Plant to Examine Clean Alternatives

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. By doing so, Glendale joins a trend of grid planners halting new gas plants in favor of cleaner, distributed tools to fulfill the same grid needs. Community activists have cheered such decisions, as in the city of Oxnard, where the Puente plant would have loom...

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