SDG&E Applauds Governor's Revised 20/20 Energy Conservation Program

Apr 20, 2001, 01:00 ET from San Diego Gas & Electric

    SAN DIEGO, April 20 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ -- San Diego Gas
 & Electric (SDG&E) officials today praised Gov. Gray Davis for revising
 regional conservation goals in the state's new "20/20" program to acknowledge
 SDG&E customers' conservation efforts last summer.
     Davis today announced that a 5-percent credit would be provided to SDG&E
 customers toward their 20-percent conservation goal needed to qualify for a
 20-percent rebate on their summer 2001 energy bills.
     "We are pleased that Governor Davis has recognized that SDG&E customers
 were in a unique position last summer, being the first Californians to face
 free-market energy prices and feel the pinch of the state's energy crisis,"
 said Debra L. Reed, president of SDG&E.  "They moved to conserve aggressively
 ahead of the rest of the state and deserve a special accommodation in the
 governor's program to reflect their efforts last summer.  We have been working
 with the governor's office since the program was first announced to support
 this credit and we applaud the governor's decision. "
     Wholesale electricity prices for SDG&E customers soared last summer at the
 start of California's energy crisis.  As wholesale prices climbed, SDG&E
 customers reduced their electricity usage by 8 percent by the end of the
 summer.  On average, SDG&E customers have continued to reduce electricity
 consumption about 7 percent since last summer.
     Under the 20/20 program with the governor's special 5 percent credit for
 SDG&E customers, the typical SDG&E residential customer is likely to save more
 than $20 on his or her monthly electricity bill by cutting consumption
 15 percent this summer.
     San Diego Gas & Electric is a regulated utility that provides service to
 3 million consumers through 1.2 million electric meters and 740,000 natural
 gas meters in San Diego and southern Orange counties.  SDG&E is a subsidiary
 of Sempra Energy (NYSE:   SRE), a Fortune 500 energy services holding company
 based in San Diego.
 
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SOURCE San Diego Gas & Electric
    SAN DIEGO, April 20 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ -- San Diego Gas
 & Electric (SDG&E) officials today praised Gov. Gray Davis for revising
 regional conservation goals in the state's new "20/20" program to acknowledge
 SDG&E customers' conservation efforts last summer.
     Davis today announced that a 5-percent credit would be provided to SDG&E
 customers toward their 20-percent conservation goal needed to qualify for a
 20-percent rebate on their summer 2001 energy bills.
     "We are pleased that Governor Davis has recognized that SDG&E customers
 were in a unique position last summer, being the first Californians to face
 free-market energy prices and feel the pinch of the state's energy crisis,"
 said Debra L. Reed, president of SDG&E.  "They moved to conserve aggressively
 ahead of the rest of the state and deserve a special accommodation in the
 governor's program to reflect their efforts last summer.  We have been working
 with the governor's office since the program was first announced to support
 this credit and we applaud the governor's decision. "
     Wholesale electricity prices for SDG&E customers soared last summer at the
 start of California's energy crisis.  As wholesale prices climbed, SDG&E
 customers reduced their electricity usage by 8 percent by the end of the
 summer.  On average, SDG&E customers have continued to reduce electricity
 consumption about 7 percent since last summer.
     Under the 20/20 program with the governor's special 5 percent credit for
 SDG&E customers, the typical SDG&E residential customer is likely to save more
 than $20 on his or her monthly electricity bill by cutting consumption
 15 percent this summer.
     San Diego Gas & Electric is a regulated utility that provides service to
 3 million consumers through 1.2 million electric meters and 740,000 natural
 gas meters in San Diego and southern Orange counties.  SDG&E is a subsidiary
 of Sempra Energy (NYSE:   SRE), a Fortune 500 energy services holding company
 based in San Diego.
 
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