SAN DIEGO, Sept. 1, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Sempra U.S. Gas & Power was recently named the inaugural industry recipient of the "Power Player of the Year" award by Clean Energy Project (CEP) at the National Clean Energy Summit (NCES) 8.0 in Las Vegas. The recognition is based on the company's continuing commitment to renewable energy development.
Each year, the NCES hosts influential industry leaders and policymakers from across the country to discuss clean energy development. CEP, a non-profit organization dedicated to powering the "clean energy economy," co-sponsored the event.
"We are honored to be recognized by Clean Energy Project for our commitment to renewable energy development," said Patti Wagner, president and CEO of Sempra U.S. Gas & Power. "The award highlights just how much can be accomplished when our team at Sempra U.S. Gas & Power along with our renewables project partners work together with state and local leadership across the country to grow power generation from wind and solar resources."
Along with its affiliates and joint-venture partners, Sempra U.S. Gas & Power has nearly 2,000 megawatts (MW) of solar and wind generation in operation, with new projects under construction and plans to bring another 422 MW online by year-end 2016.
At the NCES Kevin Sagara, president of renewables for Sempra U.S. Gas & Power, accepted the award on behalf of the company.
"Sempra U.S. Gas & Power has provided vision and created opportunities in clean energy development, and demonstrated the direct and secondary benefits of developing the West's, and the nation's, renewable resources," said Jennifer Taylor, the executive director of CEP. "CEP's board of directors' decision to select Sempra U.S. Gas & Power was cemented by the fact that the company got its solar start and initiated its vision for solar right here in Nevada."
Sempra U.S. Gas & Power has participated in NCES since the energy summit's inception in 2008. That same year, the company completed construction on its first photovoltaic solar project in Boulder City, Nev.
About Sempra U.S. Gas & Power
Sempra U.S. Gas & Power, LLC is a leading developer of renewable energy and natural gas solutions with power plants that generate enough electricity for nearly 600,000 homes. Sempra U.S. Gas & Power companies also operate natural gas storage facilities, pipelines and distribution utilities. The company is a subsidiary of Sempra Energy (NYSE: SRE), a Fortune 500 energy services holding company with 2014 revenues $11 billion. The Sempra Energy companies' 17,000 employees serve more than 32 million consumers worldwide. For more information, visit www.SempraUSGP.com.
Sempra International, LLC, Sempra U.S. Gas & Power, LLC, and Sempra Partners, LP, are not the same companies as the California utilities, San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) or Southern California Gas Company (SoCalGas), and Sempra International, LLC, Sempra U.S. Gas & Power, LLC, and Sempra Partners, LP, are not regulated by the California Public Utilities Commission. Sempra International's underlying entities include Sempra Mexico and Sempra South American Utilities. Sempra U.S. Gas & Power's underlying entities include Sempra Renewables and Sempra Natural Gas.
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