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October 9, 2003 | From Bloomberg News
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 | From a Times Staff Writer
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.
September 13, 2000 | Rebecca Harris, (949) 248-2154
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 | From Bloomberg News
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 | Bloomberg News
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.
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