California’s electricity glut

A Los Angeles Times Investigation


Californians are paying billions for power they don't need

Feb. 5, 2017

We're using less electricity. Some power plants have even shut down. So why do state officials keep approving new ones?

California invested heavily in solar power. Now there's so much that other states are sometimes paid to take it

June 15, 2017

The state's push forward on both fossil fuel and renewable plants has led to excess power — and energy that goes to waste.

Why Wall Street gets a cut of your power bill

Dec. 14, 2017

A California program designed to strengthen the electricity grid has lost nearly $700 million – at consumers’ expense.


A runaway energy industry is costing California billions

Feb. 5, 2017

The state has more than enough power. So why are we paying higher prices and building new plants?


Lawmakers urge regulators to delay plans for Oxnard power plant

Feb. 7, 2017

State lawmakers urged regulators to reconsider a controversial natural gas project.

California regulators weigh whether the state needs more power plants

June 6, 2017

The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power has put on hold plans to renovate old natural gas plants while it studies clean-energy alternatives.

A Central Valley power plant may close as the state pushes new building at customers' expense

June 10, 2017

The La Paloma Generating Station is facing shutdown because California's grid manager says the power isn’t needed anymorepartly, due its location.

California's electricity price skyrocketed with the heatwave. Should power officials have called the alert?

June 23, 2017

Energy grid didn't need flex alert, experts say.

San Juan Capistrano sues state regulators to block $350-million power line project

June 26, 2017

City sues to block power project.

Regulators recommend that the state reject a Ventura County natural gas plant

Oct. 6, 2017

A California Energy Commission committee is urging the state to reject a proposal to build a new natural gas plant in Ventura County.