PG&E tops in nation in adding solar power

Published: Wednesday, Apr. 24, 2013 - 12:00 am | Page 6B
Last Modified: Wednesday, Apr. 24, 2013 - 7:54 am

Pacific Gas and Electric Co. topped the nation's electric utilities for the most solar power added to its system in 2012, according to a report by the Washington, D.C.-based Solar Electric Power Association.

In its sixth annual report, SEPA put PG&E's annual capacity at 805 megawatts, far outdistancing second-place Southern California Edison's 195 megawatts. PG&E has topped the list for five years.

The Sacramento Municipal Utility District was the third California utility in the national top 10 and ranked ninth in the U.S. rankings, with 66 megawatts.

SMUD was the only municipal utility on the top-10 list.

Utilities ranking in this year's top 10 accounted for 73 percent of all solar capacity that came online in 2012.

Call The Bee's Mark Glover, (916) 321-1184.

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