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2014-07-11 12:21:05

SAN DIEGO, July 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) recently granted San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) a Special Airworthiness Certificate for a small Unmanned Aircraft System (UAS), allowing the utility to research, test and train flight crews on the UAS in a sparsely populated airspace in Eastern San Diego County. SDG&E is the first utility in the nation to be granted FAA approval for this technology. "The unmanned aircraft system provides...

2014-06-26 16:21:44

Conservation and Demand-Response Programs will be Necessary in Times of High Demand this Summer during Heat Waves SAN DIEGO, June 26, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- This summer, San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) is reminding customers that, while adequate electricity supplies are available to meet regional energy needs, conservation and demand response will still be vital during heat waves or an unplanned power plant outage or transmission line emergency. Summer began early this year with heat...

2014-06-02 16:21:30

Increased Income Guidelines Expand Eligibility SAN DIEGO, June 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- More San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) customers are now eligible to save every month on their bill and receive energy efficient home improvements due to new income guidelines that went into effect today. Households of two with a yearly income of $31,460 or less can now enroll in the money-saving, state sponsored customer assistance programs California Alternate Rates for Energy (CARE) and the...

2014-05-19 20:20:47

SDG&E Crews Work Round-the-Clock to Repair Damage SAN DIEGO, May 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) crews worked throughout the past week making repairs to the electrical system and restoring service to customers affected by the recent wildfire devastation in San Diego County. As of yesterday, all power has been restored to all customers. "I am proud of the work SDG&E crews have done to assist with power restoration and fire coordination during...

2014-05-13 16:22:48

9th Annual Energy Showcase Helps Businesses Save Money, Energy SAN DIEGO, May 13, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) recognized 10 local business customers today at the 9(th) Annual Energy Showcase as Energy Champions for their outstanding results in energy efficiency and conservation. The following Energy Champion award winners were named: -- Grand Champion (Property Management): Irvine Company -- Hospitality: Hilton San Diego Bayfront -- Biotech:...

2014-05-09 12:23:04

SAN DIEGO, May 9, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Mylar balloons can make great Mother's Day and graduation gifts, if they're kept indoors or securely tied down, but they can also pose a safety hazard. San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) today urged customers to be aware of the dangers that can arise when Mylar balloons touch power lines. The metallic coating on Mylar balloons is an excellent conductor of electricity. If a Mylar balloon touches a power line, it could cause a power outage in your...

2014-04-25 12:22:43

Customers reminded to call 8-1-1 two-days before digging SAN DIEGO, April 25, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- As Arbor Day celebrations begin, San Diego Gas & Electric's (SDG&E) award-winning vegetation management team is reminding customers to plant the "Right Tree in the Right Place" this Arbor Day. When selecting trees customers are encouraged to keep in mind the future growth of the tree, as trees grow to mature heights they can interfere with overhead power lines and in some cases...

2014-03-27 20:20:33

SAN DIEGO, March 27, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) today executed a joint settlement with Southern California Edison (SCE), The Utility Reform Network (TURN) and the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) Office of Ratepayer Advocates (ORA) which, if approved, would resolve the CPUC's current inquiry into the June 2013 retirement of the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS). Last year, SCE, as the majority owner and operator of SONGS,...

2014-03-19 16:21:37

Largest Solar Power Plant Interconnected Under California RAM Program BELMONT, Calif., March 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- SunEdison (NYSE:SUNE), a leading solar technology manufacturer and provider of solar energy services announced today that it has completed construction of a 24 MW (megawatt) DC (direct current) solar power plant located in the California Desert. The Cascade solar power plant is supplying renewable electricity to San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) through a...

2014-03-19 12:23:28

Grants will fund non-profit organizations focusing on environmental stewardship SAN DIEGO, March 19, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) kicked-off its annual Environmental Champions initiative, a $1 million charitable giving campaign that funds local environmental non-profit organizations in San Diego and southern Orange counties. The SDG&E Environmental Champions initiative welcomes proposals from non-profit organizations for programs that...


Word of the Day
attercop
  • A spider.
  • Figuratively, a peevish, testy, ill-natured person.
'Attercop' comes from the Old English 'atorcoppe,' where 'atter' means 'poison, venom' and‎ 'cop' means 'spider.' 'Coppa' is a derivative of 'cop,' top, summit, round head, or 'copp,' cup, vessel, which refers to 'the supposed venomous properties of spiders,' says the OED. 'Copp' is still found in the word 'cobweb.'
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