regulators approve SDG&E solar power initiative
The California Public Utilities Commission
approved a San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) solar power
initiative that provides for 100 megawatts (MW) of photovoltaic
(PV) solar energy.
Under the initiative, 26 MW of utility-owned
generation would be slated for construction on existing SDG&E property, with
the remaining 74 MW purchased from independent power producers.
The program calls for SDG&E to install and procure renewable
solar power using projects primarily in the one to two megawatt
range and also provides for PV solar installations ranging from
less than a megawatt up to 5 MW. In addition to developing its
own local solar projects, SDG&E will solicit power purchase
agreements for solar power at other sites in the region.