SAN DIEGO (CNS) - San Diego Gas & Electric announced Wednesday it will buy electricity from two solar generating sites being built in San Diego County and three solar and wind projects in Riverside and Kern counties.
SDG&E executives signed contracts with Northlight Power and Silverado Power LLC, which have projects planned in San Diego County, and with TerraGen Development LLC, to buy electricity produced on wind farms in Riverside and Kern counties; and with E.ON Climate and Renewables LLC to buy power from a solar project in Kern County.
More than 20 percent of the energy SDG&E provided to retail customers over the past two years came from renewable sources, utility officials said. SDG&E was on track to meet a state requirement that 33 percent of its electricity come from renewable sources by 2020.
"After starting with less than one-percent renewable energy in 2002, SDG&E put an aggressive course of action in place to obtain competitively priced renewable power for our customers to meet California's renewable requirements," said James P. Avery, a SDG&E senior vice president. "This has resulted in a well-balanced renewable portfolio that encompasses a broad spectrum of energy sources including solar, wind, biomass, biogas and geothermal energy."
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