August 19, 2003 |
Sempra Energy, the San Diego-based parent of Southern California Gas and San Diego Gas & Electric, said it had received the necessary land-use and environmental permits from the Mexican government to begin construction on a liquefied natural gas terminal in Baja California. The $600-million facility would be the first LNG terminal on the West Coast and would send gas to the California market as well as fuel electricity-generating stations in Baja. Construction is to begin next year.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 13, 2000 |
State Sen. Bill Morrow (R-Oceanside) today will discuss electric industry deregulation at a town hall meeting. Also on the panel are California Public Utilities Commissioner Carl Wood, Chris Tooker of the California Energy Commission, San Diego Gas & Electric vice president of distribution services Steve Davis and Ray Thompson, Republican policy consultant for energy, utilities and communications in Sacramento. The meeting is scheduled for 7 p.m.
December 24, 2004 |
Dynegy Inc. and NRG Energy Inc. on Thursday won the California Energy Commission's approval to build two generators at an El Segundo power plant. The 630-megawatt expansion will replace two gas turbines that the companies shut down because they were too costly to operate, said David Byford, a Dynegy spokesman. The project will take four years to complete once construction begins, he said. "Before we begin construction, we would need to enter a long-term contract," Byford said.
November 21, 2001 |
Sempra Energy's San Diego utility company can increase electricity rates for 1.2 million customers to recover $2 million it's spending on transmission lines to import power from Mexico, federal regulators said. San Diego Gas & Electric Co., California's third-largest utility, can bill customers for the expense and a 13% return on the investment over 10 years, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission ruled.
May 22, 2009 |
Pacific Gas & Electric Co., the utility owned by PG&E Corp. of San Francisco, won approval from regulators for a solar power contract with Sempra Generation, a unit of Sempra Energy of San Diego. Under a 20-year contract, Pacific Gas will buy power from a 10-megawatt photovoltaic solar plant in Boulder City, Nev. Sempra and First Solar Inc. said in April that they would expand the facility by 48 megawatts using First Solar's thin-film technology. The California Public Utilities Commission approved the contract at its meeting in San Francisco.