Pacific Gas & Electric named most solar integrated utility

Pacific Gas & Electric has been named the most solar integrated utility by the Solar Electric Power Assn.

06/03/2009


 

Due to the 85 MW of new solar capacity, Pacific Gas and Electric Co.

(PG&E), San Francisco,

was named the most solar integrated utility by the Solar Electric Power Assn

(SEPA). SEPA believes the report shows utilities are continuing to make major

investments in adding solar electricity into their portfolios.

"This year's report demonstrates that solar electricity is finally on the

radar screen of utilities across the country," SEPA Executive Director Julia

Hamm said in a statement.  "Solar plants

large and small are ready for significant build-out, and the utility industry

is moving quickly toward mass adoption to meet a variety of business

needs." 

Two other California utilities,

Southern California Edison and San Diego Gas and Electric Co., took second and

third place in SEPA's 2008 Top Ten Utility Solar Integration Rankings .

The report calculates

how much solar electricity was interconnected by the utilities in 2008 and what

was installed cumulatively up through the end of 2008, including both

photovoltaics and concentrating solar power. The survey reported information

from 92 utilities. The results are broken down into several categories

including solar W per customer and total solar MW for 2008 activity. The move

to distributed solar generation projects in which utilities own solar energy

arrays at customer sites, is responsible for the majority of solar power growth

in 2008.

Have thoughts or comments on energy consumption, integration of renewable power, and energy efficiency improvements in America? Visit Michael Ivanovich's, Consulting-Specifying Engineer's editor-in-chief, "Give and Take Blog"   and read "European energy snobs vs. ugly Americans"

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