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."
A charity run, meals for the needy, a long-running music festival and -- shhh! -- holiday shopping were on tap for Thanksgiving Day in San Diego.
The California Highway Patrol arrested 15 in San Diego County on suspicion of drunken driving, during the first night of its annual Thanksgiving "maximum enforcement period."
The always-heated topic of whether to begin holiday shopping on Thanksgiving Day will be raised again Thursday, as many chain stores will open their doors around San Diego one day before the so-called "Black Friday."
A charity run, meals for the needy, a long-running music festival and holiday shopping are on tap for Thursday's Thanksgiving Day in San Diego.
Your living room often becomes your work space if you work from home. If you have kids, the house can be even more chaotic. Well now, more women are able to take 10-15 steps out of their home and into their "she shed."
Around 60,000 passengers are expected to pass through San Diego's Lindbergh Field daily during the upcoming holiday weekend.
Thanksgiving meals were provided to the needy around San Diego County Wednesday, one day ahead of the holiday.