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July 30, 2015 1:42 PM ET

Multi-Utilities

Company Overview of San Diego Gas & Electric Company

Company Overview

San Diego Gas & Electric Company transports, distributes, and sells natural gas and electricity. As of December 31, 2014, it owned and operated 4 natural gas-fired power plants, including a 566- Megawatt (MW) electric generation facility located in Escondido; a 96-MW electric generation peaking facility located in San Diego; and a 47-MW electric generation facility located in El Cajon of California, as well as a 485-MW electric generation facility located in Boulder City, Nevada. The company also had 2,090 miles of electric transmission lines and 23,158 miles of electric distribution lines; 2,960 miles of natural gas transmission and storage pipelines; 50,001 miles of natural gas distributio...

8326 Century Park Court

San Diego, CA 92123

United States

Founded in 1905

4,300 Employees

Phone:

619-696-2000

Key Executives for San Diego Gas & Electric Company

Chief Executive Officer and Director
Age: 53
President, Chief Operating Officer and Director
Age: 59
Chief Financial Officer, Chief Accounting Officer, Vice President, Controller and Treasurer
Age: 47
Chairman of Sempra Energy and Chief Executive Officer of Sempra Energy
Age: 59
Chief Executive Officer of Southern California Gas Co. and President of Southern California Gas Co.
Age: 54
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2015.

San Diego Gas & Electric Company Key Developments

Tech Mahindra Ltd., San Diego Gas & Electric, SAP Canada and Nissan Canada Join Hands to Empower Citizens of Ontario with Clean Energy

Tech Mahindra Ltd. has announced the partners for its Intelligent Electric Vehicle Charging System Project along with Ontario-based local distribution company, Niagara-on-the-Lake Hydro. Partners for this project include San Diego Gas & Electric, SAP Canada and Nissan Canada. This project is sponsored by the Ministry of Energy and funded in part through the Ontario Smart Grid Fund initiative. Tech Mahindra will focus on the development of an integrated hardware-software solution that allows utilities to gather data on both EV charging patterns and local transformer performance. Enrolling 10-15 EV users in Niagara-on-the-Lake, this project will help utilities plan for future EV impacts on the distribution system, and through an In-Home Display, will help consumers manage energy usage. The EV Charging System pilot project began in March 2015 and is scheduled to be completed by the end of September 2016.

Settlement Provides Spark to San Diego Gas & Electric Co's Proposed EV-Charging Pilot Program

San Diego Gas & Electric Co. and groups representing environmental, electric vehicle service providers, automakers and labor have signed a settlement agreement in support of the Sempra Energy utility's electric vehicle grid integration pilot project, the first such pilot aimed at encouraging the development of charging infrastructure in California. Filed with the California Public Utilities Commission for approval on June 3, the settlement agreement lays out a four-year pilot whereby SDG&E would install, own and maintain EV-charging infrastructure at up to 550 business and multifamily locations throughout its Southern California service territory. The utility initially filed for PUC approval of the pilot in 2014, with the settlement resolving issues raised in its application such as the program's impact on market innovation and customer choice. There would be 10 chargers at each location for a total of 5,500 separate chargers, with building owners and managers able to have a choice of grid-integrated rate options and equipment from a list of vendors pre-qualified by the utility. SDG&E will assess a participation payment on a charging site host that volunteers to participate in the pilot, except for those hosts in 'disadvantaged communities.' That payment would be defined at a later date and be approved by the PUC. SDG&E would offer two time-varying 'VGI' rate options to encourage charging at off-peak times. Charging sessions would be billed to the driver's or site host's SDG&E account, depending on the rate option chosen. SDG&E in the settlement also agreed to solicit participation in a stakeholder group called the VGI Program Advisory Council to provide insight on planning and implementing the program. It would also file an interim progress report after the pilot's first two years. SDG&E expects the PUC to issue a final decision on whether to adopt the settlement agreement later this year. SDG&E sees the pilot program as a key step in meeting California Gov. Jerry Brown's goal of having 1.5 million zero emission vehicles on California roads by 2025, as stated in one of his 2012 executive orders. Aiming at that goal, Brown in September 2014 signed multiple bills to help along the EV market in the state, including A.B. 2565, which requires commercial and residential property owners to approve installation of an EV-charging station by renters so long as the station meets certain requirements.

California Utility Regulators Approves Carlsbad Plant Contract with San Diego Gas & Electric Company

California utility regulators voted 4-1 on May 21 to allow San Diego Gas & Electric Co. to sign a 20-year power supply contract with NRG Energy Inc. that will assure that a 500-MW version of the proposed Carlsbad Energy Center gets built on the beachfront of Carlsbad, Calif. The California Public Utilities Commission's decision two weeks ago to withhold its approval for further consideration kept the merchant power developer on edge and prompted Commissioner Catherine Sandoval to call an all-party meeting on May 19 to determine why the contract was needed immediately rather than waiting for further analysis of possible alternatives, including Sempra Energy subsidiary SDG&E's short list of bidders. In the end, all commissioners but Sandoval voted to approve the power purchase and tolling agreement, including Commissioners Liane Randolph and Carla Peterman, who had expressed reluctance to approve the gas-fired plant contract before examining greener alternatives including energy storage, transmission, renewables and energy efficiency. The majority decided they would be cutting it too close to await uncertain alternatives in the face of the need for additional resources in the transmission-constrained load pocket of northern San Diego and southern Orange counties brought on by the forced retirement of Edison International subsidiary Southern California Edison Co.'s San Onofre nuclear generating station and the need to retire the Encina plant in Carlsbad to comply with state requirements to end once-through cooling of gas-fired generation.

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