The Hawaii Public Utilities Commission said June 15 it had approved a 20-year contract for Maui Electric Company to purchase 21 megawatts (MW) of wind power from Sempra Generation’s Auwahi Wind project on the Ulupalakua Ranch in southeastern Maui. The approval also included a determination that Maui Electric could build an above-ground transmission connection to its main local grid line.
San Diego Gas & Electric Company (SDG&E) said Tuesday it has signed a 20-year contract for up to 156 megawatts (MW) from the first phase of Sempra Generation’s Energía Sierra Juárez wind project in Baja California, Mexico. Both SDG&E and Sempra Generation are subsidiaries of Sempra Energy (NYSE: SRE).
On June 29, 2009, a joint announcement by the U.S. Department of Energy, or DOE, and the U.S.
Panelists at an Urban Land Institute meeting yesterday in San Diego, Calif. floated the idea of a bi-national grid between the U.S and Mexico that would allow both nations to collaboratively manage their energy needs and guarantee increased use of renewable energy sources.