Community support helps SDG&E exceed goal for back-up power to ease expected summer blackouts

Back-up generation activated under the RBRP helps reduce the overall statewide electricity demand enough to count toward SDG&E’s share of electric load curtailments ordered by the California Independent System Operator (ISO). With this added generation on line, SDG&E will be able to offset some of the curtailments ordered by the ISO, keeping power flowing to thousands of homes and businesses in San Diego County. The original goal of the program was to aggregate 50 MW of back-up generation.

CALGARY, Alberta, July 5, 2001 — In a joint press release today, the U.S. and Canadian subsidiaries of Australia’s Macquarie Bank Limited announced that Macquarie North America Ltd. has underwritten 15% of the equity in “AltaLink,” the successful bidder for the electricity transmission business of TransAlta Utilities Corporation in the Canadian Province of Alberta.

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