October 9, 2003 |
Sempra Energy's San Diego Gas & Electric unit wants state approval to spend about $600 million to buy new power plants and long-term electricity supplies for its 1.3 million customers in the Southland. The purchases would add 1,250 megawatts of electricity, enough for about a million homes, starting in 2005, a spokesman said. It's the first effort of San Diego Gas & Electric to buy electricity for its customers since 1991.
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.
June 16, 2006 |
California's investor-owned utilities will be allowed to pass on to customers the costs of building lines to transmit renewable power from sources such as wind farms, the California Public Utilities Commission ruled Thursday. The wind farm being developed at Tehachapi will cost an estimated $1 billion to connect to the grid, and the commission's ruling will allow utilities to make the deals needed to recover power-line costs when several companies share lines and costs.
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.