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Regulators to California Utilities: More Third-Party Demand Response, Please

California energy regulators have asked Pacific Gas & Electric and San Diego Gas & Electric to seek out more megawatts of distributed energy capacity under the state’s Demand Response Auction Mechanism (DRAM) -- a win for companies that have complained that they still have plenty of projects for sale. In a set of decisions issued Thursday, the California Public Utilities Commission said that both utilities fell short of their goals under the DRAM program, by cutting short the DRAM auction held earlier this year.
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