September 27, 2016 1:48 AM ET

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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, 2015, it owned and operated 4 natural gas-fired power plants, which included a 565- megawatt (MW) electric generation facility located in Escondido; a 96-MW electric generation peaking facility situated in San Diego; and a 45-MW electric generation facility located in El Cajon of California, as well as a 480-MW electric generation facility situated in Boulder City, Nevada. The company also had 1.4 million electric customer meters comprising 1,268,700 residential; 150,100 commercial; 500 industrial; 5,100 direct access; and 2,000 street and highway lighting meters. In addition, ...

8326 Century Park Court

San Diego, CA 92123

United States

Founded in 1905

4,315 Employees

Phone:

619-696-2000

Key Executives for San Diego Gas & Electric Company

Chairman, Chief Executive Officer and President
Age: 54
Chief Financial Officer, Chief Accounting Officer, Vice President, Controller and Treasurer
Age: 48
Chairman of Sempra Energy and Chief Executive Officer of Sempra Energy
Age: 60
Chief Executive Officer of Southern California Gas Co. and President of Southern California Gas Co.
Age: 55
Chief Executive Officer of Sempra U.S. Gas & Power and President of Sempra U.S. Gas & Power
Age: 54
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2016.

San Diego Gas & Electric Company Key Developments

San Diego Gas & Electric Constructs Two New Energy Storage Projects in San Diego County

San Diego Gas & Electric received approval from The California Public Utilities Commission for a proposal to construct two new energy storage projects in San Diego County. In May, the California Public Utilities Commission directed Southern California electric utilities to fast-track additional energy storage options to improve regional energy reliability. Adding storage resources improves the overall reliability of the grid as it enables the system to accommodate greater amounts of renewable power and helps to ease congestion.

San Diego Gas & Electric to Add More Energy Storage to Improve Regional Reliability

The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) approved a proposal by San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) to build two new energy storage projects in San Diego County. In May, the CPUC directed Southern California electric utilities to fast-track additional energy storage options to enhance regional energy reliability. Adding storage resources improves the overall reliability of the grid as it allows the system to accommodate greater amounts of renewable power and helps to ease congestion. SDG&E proposes to charge the batteries during times when there is an abundance of solar or wind power and discharge them during the peak usage time in the early evening. SDG&E will own the storage projects that AES will build on utility-owned property in Escondido and El Cajon. The larger of the two will be a 30-MW unit and the smaller will be a 7.5-MW unit. Construction will begin immediately and should be completed in early 2017.

San Diego Gas & Electric Unveils Latest Additions to its Fire-Preparedness Toolkit

San Diego Gas & Electric unveiled the latest additions to its fire-preparedness toolkit for this year, which includes the return of the Erickson Skycrane "Sun Bird" for the seventh straight year. The helitanker, which holds a maximum of 2,650 gallons of water or fire suppressant and can get airborne in just 15 minutes, already helped knock down two fast-moving brushfires just days after its arrival in San Diego on July 1. Recently, SDG&E and the County renewed their joint contract that will ensure the Skycrane will be available through 2022 for regional fire suppression. The Skycrane is stationed at SDG&E's Aviation Services facility at Gillespie Field in El Cajon and will stay through October this year – or longer, if fire conditions warrant. SDG&E has added two additional weather stations to its current network of more than 170 – one in Mission Valley and another in southern Orange County – to improve the situational awareness during extreme fire-weather events in those communities. To develop the wildfire risk reduction model, SDG&E looked at every component of its overhead electric system – not just power lines and poles, but switches, fuses and cross-arms – taking into account size and age as well as the potential associated loss and replacement costs if a fire were to start. The model is based on tens of millions of computer simulations of fire ignitions and how they could spread based on various conditions. SDG&E is working on translating the model for operational use by factoring in weather conditions and fuel-moisture data to fine-tune the risk forecast daily.

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