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2013-12-19 12:24:22

SAN DIEGO, Dec. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) and the U.S. Forest Service have partnered to preserve and protect 448 acres between El Cajon Mountain and the El Capitan Reservoir. Known as Oak Ridge Ranch, the property is now National Forest system land donated by SDG&E. The partnership at Oak Ridge Ranch protects native Engelmann oak trees that only grow naturally in a narrow band that stretches along the mountain foothills of Southern...

2013-12-11 12:22:52

SAN DIEGO, Dec. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) and the U.S. Forest Service have partnered to preserve and protect a 66-acre parcel known as Descanso Junction in the Cleveland National Forest. The land borders a one-mile stretch of Highway 79 on the western slope of Guatay Mountain. It protects a part of the upper Sweetwater River watershed, the largest of three local watersheds. The acquisition of the Descanso Junction property also preserves and...

2013-10-17 20:22:31

BERKELEY, Calif., Oct. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) today set a target for California investor owned utilities to procure 1.325 GW of cost effective energy storage by 2020. The target, which is the largest of its kind worldwide, is set to increase California's installed energy storage capacity six fold from its current 35 MW (excluding large-scale pumped hydro storage). The decision is the result of a 2-year regulatory process that...

2013-09-13 16:21:32

City, County Officials and Fire Agencies Join Utility to Announce Cooperative Firefighting Agreement SAN DIEGO, Sept. 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) today announced it has renewed agreements with the County and City of San Diego and firefighting agencies to continue to make a heavy-lift air-crane available to support fire suppression efforts this high-risk fire season. The Erickson Air-Crane helitanker, with the capacity to drop up to 2,500-gallons...

2013-07-26 16:20:43

Efforts to save energy result in substantial savings SAN DIEGO, July 26, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) presented UC San Diego with a $7.2 million check representing energy efficiency incentives earned through implementation of 30 energy efficiency projects from 2010 to 2012. The total amount includes incentives earned by UC San Diego for energy efficiency efforts in 2010 ($330,000), 2011 ($2.5 million) and 2012 ($4.4 million). Through the 30...

2013-06-17 12:22:50

In Addition to Boosting Reliability to the Grid, the Transmission Line is also a Catalyst for Renewable Power Production and Economic Benefits SAN DIEGO, June 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- One year after San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) energized and put into service the 117-mile Sunrise Powerlink transmission line linking San Diego to the renewable-rich Imperial Valley, the positive impact of this infrastructure project is enormous not only to the San Diego region, but also...

2013-06-11 12:24:01

Conservation and Demand-Response Programs will be Necessary in Times of High Demand this Summer without San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station SAN DIEGO, June 11, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- This summer, San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) is reminding customers that, while adequate electricity supplies are lined up to meet customers' energy needs, conservation and demand response will still be vital during extremely hot weather or an unplanned power plant outage or transmission line...

2013-06-07 12:22:36

Focus continues on ensuring adequate energy resources SAN DIEGO, June 7, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Southern California Edison (SCE), the majority owner and operator of the San Onofre Nuclear Generating Station (SONGS), has notified San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) that a decision has been reached to permanently retire SONGS Units 2 and 3 and to seek approval to start the decommissioning activities for the entire facility. SDG&E has a 20-percent minority ownership...

2013-05-22 12:24:27

May is National Electrical Safety Month SAN DIEGO, May 22, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Safety is a top priority for San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) and National Electrical Safety Month serves as a reminder of the importance of acting safely around power lines. "Safety is our number one priority at SDG&E and we advise our customers to always assume that all power lines are 'live' and stay well clear of them at all times," said David L. Geier, vice president of electric...

2013-05-08 16:22:45

8th Annual Energy Showcase Helps Businesses Save Money, Energy SAN DIEGO, May 8, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) recognized 11 local businesses today at the 8(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: University of California, San Diego (UC San Diego) K-12 Schools: Sweetwater Union High School Higher...