SDG&E Announces Five New Renewable Power Purchase Agreements

         SDG&E Announces Five New Renewable Power Purchase Agreements

Contracts include two local solar projects

PR Newswire

SAN DIEGO, April 17, 2013

SAN DIEGO, April 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ --San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E)
today announced that it has signed five new renewable power purchase
agreements for a total of nearly 62 megawatts (MW) of solar and wind energy.
Two of these contracts, for a total of 27 MW of solar power, will be located
in San Diego County.

SDG&E signed two contracts for a total of 14.7 MW with TerraGen Development
Company, LLC for two wind projects located in Kern and Riverside Counties, and
a 20 MW solar contract with E.ON Climate and Renewables, LLC for a facility to
be built in Kern County. Finally, SDG&E signed a 7 MW solar contract with
Northlight Power and another 20 MW contract with Silverado Power, LLC; both of
these solar photovoltaic projects will be located in San Diego County.

For the second year in a row, SDG&E surpassed the 20 percent mark in renewable
power in proportion to overall power sales. In 2012, approximately 20.3
percent of the energy delivered to retail customers was provided by renewable
energy sources, such as wind, geothermal, biomass, hydroelectric and solar
facilities. In 2011, the company reported renewable energy deliveries
representing a total of 20.8 percent.

SDG&E signed 13 renewable contracts in 2012 and 23 contracts in 2011 for a
total of 36 renewable contracts totaling over 1,750 MW of generation capacity
over the past two years. These contracts put SDG&E in a position to maintain
California's 20 percent renewable portfolio requirements in the 2011 to 2013
time frame and achieve the 25 percent renewable power requirement by 2016.
SDG&E is on track to meet or exceed the state's mandate that 33 percent of its
retail sales be produced from renewable energy projects by 2020.

"After starting with less than one-percent renewable energy in 2002, SDG&E put
an aggressive course of action in place to obtain competitively priced
renewable power for our customers to meet California's renewable
requirements," said James P. Avery, SDG&E senior vice president, power
supply. "This has resulted in a well-balanced renewable portfolio that
encompasses a broad spectrum of energy sources including solar, wind, biomass,
biogas and geothermal energy."

The first large scale renewable energy project developed in San Diego County
since 2006—the 26 MW NRG Solar Borrego Project—went into commercial operation
on February 12. SDG&E also has six projects currently under construction in
the Imperial Valley, including the Ocotillo Express Wind Project, which
connected to the Sunrise Powerlink last December. These Imperial Valley
contracts were made possible due to the construction of the Sunrise Powerlink,
put into service last June, providing renewable developers in Imperial County
a way to make new projects a reality.

For more information on SDG&E's progress towards achieving renewable goals and
developments please visit SDGE.com/RenewableFuture.

SDG&E is a regulated public utility that provides safe and reliable energy
service to 3.4 million consumers through 1.4 million electric meters and more
than 860,000 natural gas meters in San Diego and southern Orange counties. The
utility's area spans 4,100 square miles.SDG&E is committed to creating ways
to help customers save energy and money every day.SDG&E is a subsidiary of
Sempra Energy (NYSE: SRE), a Fortune 500 energy services holding company based
in San Diego.Connect with SDG&E's Customer Contact Center at 800-411-7343, on
Twitter (@SDGE) and Facebook.

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SOURCE San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E)

Website: http://www.sdge.com
Contact: Jennifer Ramp, San Diego Gas & Electric, (877) 866-2066,
www.sdge.com, Twitter: @sdge
 
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