SAN DIEGO, June 29, 2017 – Sempra Energy (NYSE: SRE) today released its 2016 corporate responsibility report, outlining the company’s responsible approach to providing safe and reliable energy service, and developing energy infrastructure.
“At Sempra Energy, we take great pride in improving lives with energy and innovation every day,” said Debra L. Reed, chairman, president and CEO of Sempra Energy. “Our latest corporate responsibility report chronicles our efforts to continue growing our businesses, developing new infrastructure and delivering energy in a responsible way.”
The 2016 report, titled “Sustainable Growth,” documents how Sempra Energy is actively addressing climate change and associated risks. Among the highlights:
Sempra Energy’s companywide emissions rate for power generation is roughly half the U.S. national average. In fact, 50 percent of all power generation owned by Sempra Energy is emissions-free solar, wind and hydroelectric power.
Southern California Gas Co. worked with its partners to develop a near-zero-emissions, heavy-duty engine fueled by natural gas, which was deployed commercially in 2016.
San Diego Gas & Electric sourced approximately 43 percent of the energy it delivered to customers from renewable resources in 2016. The utility also began offering its customers a 100-percent renewable energy option.
Sempra Mexico’s IEnova is expanding Mexico’s natural gas and renewable energy infrastructure to help reduce the country’s dependence on oil. The company now owns the largest wind farm in Mexico, capable of generating 252 megawatts (MW) of electricity.
Sempra South America Utilities’ Luz del Sur now operates the Santa Teresa hydroelectric plant, capable of producing up to 100 MW of clean energy each day.
Sempra LNG & Midstream continues to work with partners to develop the infrastructure that will make liquefied natural gas (LNG) available to countries that currently rely on fuel oil or coal for power generation.
Sempra Renewables completed the construction of four renewable energy projects in 2016 capable of producing 422 MW of clean power.