San Diego Gas and Electric (SDG&E) is no stranger to water conservation. In fact, electric substations have reduced water use by 76 percent, saving more than 200 million gallons of irrigation water since 2004. Most recently, SDG&E unveiled its new water-wise landscaping project at Century Park, its Kearny Mesa headquarters.
Salt River Project's (SRP) board has voted to impose charges on new solar customers, while at the same time giving their current customers a break from charges. However, the move appears to bring the company one step closer to the threat of a lawsuit.
Arizona Public Service (APS) has entered into an agreement with data center services company IO to provide IO's customers with data center capacity powered by 100 percent renewable energy. This sustainability initiative is part of a broader effort to encourage greener data center practices and engage utilities, vendors and elected officials to enable procurement of renewable energy.
Pacific Gas and Electric (PG&E) is supporting solar in California and preparing the next generation of energy workers with a $250,000 sponsorship that will provide sustainable energy project opportunities for several local high schools. Students will build portable solar units, participate in local sustainability projects and have the chance to make a global impact.
Gulf Power is planning four different projects in the Gulf Region that could power 68,7000 customers in Northwest Florida. The company has submitted four petitions to the Florida Public Service Commission (FPSC) this year, for renewable energy projects, including wind and solar.
For Reliant customers, the smart home has just gotten closer to reality. Reliant has launched a new suite of home security packages and automation tools that will help customers connect anywhere, anytime, to what is often their largest investment-- their home.
SunEdison has announced a plan to bring electricity to 20 million people in underserved world communities by 2020. The project will be conducted by SunEdison social innovations, a group whose mission is to help rural communities by developing business models and introducing new communities to help renewable energy sustainable.
A 40-mile powerline crossing the border between Spain and France has officially been inaugurated. The line, called the Santa Llogaia-Baixas link, is meant to increase energy ties between the different nations in the European Union.
Texas wind is becoming an important part of the energy mix in the state, and according to the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT)-- the operator of the grid covering most of Texas-- more than 10 percent of electricity on the grid in 2014 came from wind generation.
San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) has launched a loaner program for home area network devices, "in efforts to help customers make smart energy choices and save money."