The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) has approved a San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) solar power initiative that provides for 100 MW of photovoltaic 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 to be purchased from independent power producers.
The program calls for SDG&E to install and procure solar power using projects primarily in the 1 MW to 2 MW range and also provides for PV solar installations ranging from less than 1 MW 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.
SOURCE: San Diego Gas & Electric