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."
San Diego Gas & Electric announced on Tuesday the activation of a 15-mile transmission line from Sycamore Canyon to Penasquitos to improve electrical reliability.
You can check out a rarely seen portion of the Ramona Grasslands Preserve, but only for a limited time!
The San Diego-based Institute for Public Strategies on Tuesday warned parents that although prescription drug use among adolescents is on the decline overall, Xanax use among teenagers is rising.
A popular Oceanside bar has lost its liquor license. The owners of Firewater Saloon claim the city is trying to run their business out of town. Officials say the suspension is because of disorderly activity on the premises.
Last week, News 8 introduced you to Jeffrey Dilallo, the owner of El Cajon’s The Grand who banned certain motorcycle clubs he said violated his ‘no weapons’ policy.
San Diego officials and residents held commemorative events around the county Tuesday on the 40th anniversary of the Pacific Southwest Airlines Flight 182 crash.
A woman was arrested on suspicion of arson Tuesday in connection with a vehicle fire that spread to the outside of a house in the Allied Gardens area, officials said.
September 25, 1978 is a date imprinted in the memories of many San Diegans. Those that lived here – and elsewhere – remember the shocking images of plane wreckage on fire and homes ablaze following the crash of PSA Flight 182, which was 40 years ago Tuesday.
Harvest for Hope aims to raise money for low-income, underprivileged families whose children are battling cancer.