PG&E Passes 20% Renewable Energy Milestone


Pacific Gas and Electric Co. (PG&E) says it delivered 22.5% of its electricity from renewable sources in 2013 eligible under California's renewable portfolio standard (RPS).

The utility says the milestone marks the first time that deliveries of renewable energy – including solar, wind, biomass, small hydro-electric and geothermal – exceeded 20% for one year, and gave the utility a slight surplus for the 2011-2013 RPS compliance period.

Since 2002, PG&E has signed 155 contracts for more than 10.6 GW of eligible renewable power.

‘Through our own clean energy resources and power purchase agreements for solar, wind and other renewable fuels, we are working to grow our clean energy portfolio and do so in a way that is affordable for our customers,’ says John Conway, senior vice president of energy supply for PG&E.

Along with its increasing clean energy portfolio, PG&E says it is helping customers better manage their energy usage through energy efficiency and demand response programs, as well as rooftop solar and other distributed generation options.

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