Today, the California Public Utilities Commission issued two big solar decisions.
The first was to approve the San Diego Gas and Electric PV program, which will bring on-line 100 MW of PV over the next few year, in 1-5 MW increments. The utility will build and own 26 MW, and buy a further 74 MW through competitive auctions. This program mirrors similar programs in PG+E and SCE utility territories, for a total of 1.1 GW statewide. Details here, Union Tribune article here.
Secondly, the Commission approved 2 big PV projects that are being developed by First Solar, for a total of 550 MW. Approved resolution is here.
Big day for solar at the CPUC. Tell you what, commissioners, why don’t you take Monday off to relax?