In addition, PG&E has asked the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) to approve new agreements for power from natural gas-fired plants that can balance the fluctuating output of solar and wind resources. According to PG&E, these agreements grew out of a competitive solicitation last year to identify long-term power projects with the best customer value. They include two proposed new facilities in California's Contra Costa County and an existing co-generation plant in Kern County, owned by Midway Sunset Cogeneration Co.
‘Taken together, these agreements reflect PG&E's comprehensive energy strategy to meet our customers' future power needs with clean energy solutions,’ says Fong Wan, senior vice president of energy procurement at PG&E. ‘Consistent with state policy, we are building our portfolio to ensure affordable and reliable energy services, while moving as quickly as possible to meet California's renewable power goals.’
SOURCE: Pacific Gas and Electric Co.