Under the initiative, 26MW of utility-owned generation will be slated for construction on existing SDG&E property, with the remaining 74MW to be purchased from independent power producers.

The program calls for SDG&E to install and procure renewable solar power using projects primarily in the 1MW to 2MW range and also provides for PV solar installations ranging from less than a megawatt up to 5MW.

In addition to developing its own local solar projects, SDG&E will solicit power purchase agreements for solar power at other sites in the region.

The company’s local solar initiative is designed to complement the 1MW or less solar projects currently developed under the direction of the California Solar Initiative.