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California Public Utilities Commission
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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE PRESS RELEASE Media Contact: Terrie Prosper, 415.703.1366, email@example.com Docket #: Res E-4331
CPUC TAKES ANOTHER STEP TOWARD STATE'S RENEWABLE ENERGY GOAL WITH APPROVAL OF SDG&E CONTRACT
SAN FRANCISCO, June 24, 2010 - The California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) today approved a renewable energy contract for San Diego Gas and Electric Company (SDG&E), furthering the state's progress towards its renewable energy goals.
Through its 20-year power purchase agreement with Alta Mesa, LLC, SDG&E will procure renewable generation from a 40 megawatt, fourth phase build-out of the Alta Mesa Wind Project in the San Gorgonio Pass near Palm Springs, Calif. Under the power purchase agreement, SDG&E will receive an average of approximately 123 gigawatt-hours of energy per year beginning in July 2011.
The CPUC's Renewables Portfolio Standard (RPS) program requires investor-owned utilities, energy service providers, and community choice aggregators operating in California to obtain 20 percent of their retail sales from renewable energy sources by 2010. On November 17, 2008, Governor Schwarzenegger signed an Executive Order (S-14-08), which established a 33 percent by 2020 RPS goal.
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