Sempra Operating Company SDG&E Wins National Award for Electric Reliability in the U.S.
SDG&E also Received ReliabilityOne® Awards for Outstanding Reliability Performance in the West and Outstanding Grid Sustainability
SAN DIEGO, Nov. 18, 2021 /PRNewswire/ -- Sempra (NYSE: SRE) (BMV: SRE) announced today that one of its operating companies, San Diego Gas & Electric Company (SDG&E), received national recognition for its continued excellence in reliability and innovation. SDG&E, which serves 3.7 million people in San Diego and southern Orange counties, was honored by PA Consulting with three of its most prestigious awards: ReliabilityOne® National Reliability award, Outstanding Reliability Performance in the West Region Metropolitan Service Area (also known as the "Best in the West") and Outstanding Grid Sustainability.
"At Sempra, innovation is at the core of everything we do and we are committed to harnessing technology to advance the resiliency of our infrastructure with an unwavering focus on safety and sustainability. SDG&E's awards demonstrate our enterprise-wide focus on building climate-resilient energy systems that can serve our customers for generations to come," said Kevin Sagara, group president for Sempra and chairman of SDG&E and Southern California Gas Co. (SoCalGas).
Sempra's transmission and distribution infrastructure investments are strategically located in attractive North American markets, including California, where SDG&E and SoCalGas work to provide safe, dependable, lower-carbon energy to 26 million consumers. Sempra's California utilities are helping lead the decarbonization of the state's energy system through innovation and technology to better serve customers, improve operational safety and reliability, and support the modernization of energy systems with a focus on climate resiliency. SDG&E has invested in innovative, state-of-the-art technologies and programs since 2007 that have made it an industry leader in wildfire safety, grid resiliency and sustainability. The company has implemented grid hardening efforts and integrated enhanced situational awareness tools, like wildfire modeling and drones, designed to identify potential wildfire risks and reduce customer impacts associated with outages.
This is the 16th consecutive year that SDG&E has received the ReliabilityOne® award for "Outstanding Reliability Performance" among utilities in the Western United States.
"For 21 years, the ReliabilityOne® Awards have highlighted outstanding electric utility providers who are focused on resiliently building a more positive future for their customers," said Gregg Edeson, PA Consulting's ReliabilityOne® Program Director. "We are pleased to name SDG&E as an industry leader for delivering outstanding service and restoration efforts while balancing customer needs and optimizing investments."
The ReliabilityOne® Awards are given annually to utilities in eight regions that have excelled in delivering the most reliable electric service to their customers.
For further information: Kelli Mleczko, Sempra, (877) 340-8875, email@example.com