Sempra Generation Receives 2011 POWER Magazine Renewable Top Plant Award


SAN DIEGO, Dec. 1, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Sempra Generation's Copper Mountain Solar 1 has been named a Renewable Top Plant by POWER Magazine, ranking it among the top renewable power installations completed worldwide in the past year.


Located in Boulder City, Nev., Copper Mountain Solar 1 is currently the largest photovoltaic solar power installation in the U.S.  Construction on a 150-megawatt expansion of the facility is expected to begin in early 2012.

"It is an honor to be recognized by POWER Magazine, especially given the number of impressive renewable projects that have recently been developed across the globe," said Jim Sahagian, vice president of commercial development for Sempra Generation. "It's exciting to be at the forefront of the rapidly evolving solar industry and demonstrate that this technology can play a major role in meeting the growing demand for clean sources of power." 

Sempra Generation is a leading developer of utility-scale solar projects with a development pipeline that exceeds 1,300 MW.  In August 2011, the company received the Solar Energy Industries Association's Solar Champion Award in the Project Developer category for its contribution to expanding the use of solar power in America.   

POWER Magazine provides business and technology coverage of the worldwide power generation industry.  For more than four decades, the company has honored electricity generation top performers.


About Sempra Generation

Sempra Generation operates and maintains natural gas-fueled power plants, and is a leading developer of solar and wind facilities that serve U.S. markets.  Sempra Energy (NYSE: SRE), based in San Diego, is a Fortune 500 energy services holding company with 2010 revenues of $9 billion.  The Sempra Energy companies' nearly 17,500 employees serve about 31 million consumers worldwide.

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Sempra Generation is not the same company as the utility, San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) or Southern California Gas Company (SoCalGas), and Sempra Generation is not regulated by the California Public Utilities Commission.





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For further information: Scott Crider of Sempra Generation, 1-877-855-7887,