CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 17, 2008 |
A bid by a San Diego Gas & Electric contractor to build a controversial power plant in Ladera Ranch in south Orange County has been shelved, according to legal documents filed Friday. Wellhead Power Margarita LLC has asked Orange County to rescind project approval that it had been granted by the county planning commission, handing a major victory to residents who had formed the group Ladera Hope. "We have won, and it's historic," said Jon Forrest, a Ladera Hope spokesman.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 31, 2007 |
Judging from postings on a community website, it was a busy summer in Ladera Ranch. But amid news about concerts on the green, movies in the park and the Cycling Grand Prix, one headline went largely unnoticed: "New Energy for Ladera in June, 2008." The item was for a meeting at which residents of the tranquil south Orange County community could learn how a soon-to-be-built power plant would prevent blackouts during periods of high demand for electricity. About a dozen people attended.
August 3, 2007 |
Sempra Energy's San Diego Gas & Electric said it probably would fall short of California's renewable energy goals, which could subject it to fines of as much as $25 million. SDG&E, which provides electricity to 1.4 million homes and businesses in Southern California, will be unable to get 20% of its power supplies from renewable energy sources such as wind turbines and solar panels by 2010, as mandated by a state law, the company said in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
May 2, 2007 |
Southern California Gas Co. and San Diego Gas & Electric Co. have $5 million apiece burning a hole in their pockets that they want to lend, at no cost, to small businesses to buy energy-efficient equipment.
April 13, 2007 |
Sempra Energy's San Diego Gas & Electric utility got California regulatory approval for a $572-million plan to upgrade customer meters with equipment that will provide more data on energy consumption. San Diego Gas & Electric plans to install about 1.4 million advanced electric meters and upgrade 900,000 natural gas meters by the first quarter of 2011.
February 10, 2007 |
Sempra Energy's San Diego Gas & Electric said it reached a compromise with consumer advocates on a proposal to spend $572 million on advanced meters. Advanced meters contain communications equipment that enables the utility to record energy consumption data remotely, eliminating the need for workers to read the meters manually. The meters also may provide consumers with detailed data about power consumption.