California utility reports record production of green energy

SDGE San Diego Gas Electric

San Diego Gas & Electric broke its own record last week for production of renewable electricity.

The company says it produced 1,042 MW on its power grid Aug. 19, the most SDG&E has ever produced in a single day.

Company spokeswoman Stephanie Donovan told KPBS that SDG&E produces about 900 to 1,000 MW of renewable energy any given day, though weather conditions can affect production.

Scott Drury, SDG&E chief energy supply officer, attributes the new record to sunshine and strong winds.

California set a statewide renewable electricity record on the same day, generating 6,341 MW about an hour after SDG&E’s peak, according to the California Independent System Operator.

Did You Like this Article? Get All the Energy Industry News Delivered to Your Inbox

Subscribe to an email newsletter today at no cost and receive the latest news and information.

 Subscribe Now


Making DDoS Mitigation Part of Your Incident Response Plan: Critical Steps and Best Practices

Like a new virulent strain of flu, the impact of a distributed denial of service (DDoS) attack is...

The Multi-Tax Challenge of Managing Excise Tax and Sales Tax

To be able to accurately calculate multiple tax types, companies must be prepared to continually ...

Operational Analytics in the Power Industry

Cloud computing, smart grids, and other technologies are changing transmission and distribution. ...

Maximizing Operational Excellence

In a recent survey conducted by PennEnergy Research, 70% of surveyed energy industry professional...