Big day for solar at the California Public Utilities Commission
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?