SDG&E to build 334 MWh of energy storage to support renewables
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SDG&E to build 334 MWh of energy storage to support renewables

San Diego Gas & Electric has received approval by the CPUC for five energy storage projects totaling 83.5 MW of instantaneous power output, with a four hour rating. June 6, 2018John Weaver Fluence Energy StorageAs of the filing of the 2017 California RPS Annual Report, San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) was already getting 43% of its electricity from renewable resources. The state expects to hit 50% renewables by 2020 – a full ten years ahead of the state’s 2030 target.In order to better maximize the intermittent nature of solar power and to meet state energy storage guidelines, SDG&E has is…
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Sunny San Diego fights new utility charges on rooftop solar
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Sunny San Diego fights new utility charges on rooftop solar

The city of San Diego said changes to rooftop solar tariffs proposed by California utilities would hamper the renewable energy market and interfere with local plans to address climate change. The city, in filings Tuesday with state utility regulators, took issue with a request from San Diego Gas & Electric to add a monthly "grid connection" fee for solar customers as well as special charges based on peak periodic energy use, regardless of overall monthly electricity consumption. California utility regulators are reconsidering the current "net metering" tariff that provides bill credits for solar energy at the full retail electricity rate.…
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