SDG&E Boosts Biomass Supply

San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) has announced it has filed two power-purchase agreements (PPA) with the California Public Utilities Commission to supply 10 megawatts of biomass energy.

The two PPA’s, signed with Envirepel Energy, Inc. will involve biomass projects located on the Los Coyotes Indian Reservation and in Ramona, Calif.  Both are scheduled to be online by 2008-2009. In addition to the Envirepel agreements, SDG&E continues to work on various offers received in its 2007 renewable bidding process.

“We are excited to continue building our renewable energy supply for San Diego with our newest biomass-energy agreements,” said Debra L. Reed, president and chief executive officer for SDG&E.  “We are committed to meeting the state’s requirement for 20 percent of our portfolio being clean, renewable energy that we deliver to our customers; it supports our vision for a greener San Diego.”