San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) is seeking up to 140 MW of new “preferred energy resources,” including energy storage, renewable energy, distributed generation, energy efficiency and demand response.
SDG&E says the solicitation for additional preferred energy resources builds upon the company’s investments in clean energy. The utility currently has more than 60 renewable contracts representing more than 2,400 MW of renewable energy, the equivalent of powering more than 700,000 San Diego homes for a year. SDG&E claims it became the first California utility to supply its customers with a third of its energy, 33%, from renewable resources in 2015.
“We’re not only committed to reducing air emissions and meeting California’s climate goals, we’re leading the way,” says Scott Drury, the utility’s chief energy supply officer. “Through renewable energy investments, we’ve helped to advance clean energy technologies resulting in emissions reductions that are comparable to taking more than 250,000 gasoline-powered cars off local roadways.”
“Our future focus is to balance our clean energy goals with providing more choices and affordable energy to our customers,” adds Drury.
Bid submissions are due on July 1, and the utility anticipates the selection of the “short list” by Oct. 28. For additional information, visit sdge.com/2016prefresourceslcrrfo.