Favorable weather helps SDG&E and CAISO both set renewables records
Last week the sun was bright, the wind blew, and Californian’s got more renewable power than ever before.
SDG&E said that on Aug. 19, at 12:51 p.m., the utility hit a new record of 1,042 MW of renewable generation on its power grid. “A combination of bright sunshine and strong wind conditions in the San Diego and Imperial Valley helped to generate the record-setting amount of green energy for our customers,” Scott Drury, chief energy supply officer for SDG&E, said in a statement.
“We are proud to have delivered 33% renewable power over the last twelve months — the first utility in California to do so,” Drury said.
The renewable generation also does not include the 61,000 SDG&E rooftop solar customers, the utility added.