U.S. Department of Energy - Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy
Geothermal Technologies Office
PG&E Adds More Renewable Geothermal Energy to Electric Mix
March 6, 2006
SAN FRANCISCO, March 6 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Pacific Gas and Electric Company announced it has entered into a contract with Military Pass- Newberry Volcano Project, LLC to purchase up to 120 megawatts (MW) of renewable geothermal energy resources to help meet its customers' future electricity needs. Electric generation from this renewable energy resource will provide enough power to supply nearly 100,000 PG&E customers.
"The addition of this geothermal generation further adds to PG&E's diverse and renewable energy resources and ensures that more than thirty percent of our northern and central California customers' energy needs will come from hydroelectricity and renewable sources," said Fong Wan, vice president of Energy Procurement. "These new resources will add to a generating portfolio that already has one of the lowest rates of air emissions in the country."
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