Monday, July 11, 2016

USA, California: San Diego Gas & Electric Might be Forced to Procure More Renewable Energy

California PUC directs SDG&E to buy more renewables despite RPS compliance (Utility Dive)

The SDG&E Service Area, close to geothermal
energy resources in the Imperial Valley
The California Public Utilities Commission (PUC) has proposed that San Diego Gas & Electric increase its renewable energy procurements to make up for a 102 MW generation shortfall, according to SNL.

The PUC said SDG&E was required to procure 164.7 MW to meet its most recent targets in the state's renewable auction mechanism (RAM), but only agreed to procure 62.7 MW.

SDG&E said that only one of the bids it received in the auction was cost competitive and that it already has enough renewable energy on its system to meet other state targets, notably the renewable portfolio standard (RPS).