SEPA Names Top 10 Solar Utilities 0

CA utilities rank 1, 2, 3 and 9

TheSolar Electric Power Association (SEPA) released its second annual "TopTen Utility Solar Integration Rankings" based on data through 2008.U.S. utilities were ranked according to installed solar capacity incategories including customer-side of the meter (net metering);utility-side of the meter; solar capacity per customer and more.

Asexpected, California held four of the top 10 utilities for totalmegawatts of solar installed in 2008, including the top three spots.Pacific Gas & Electric (Central to Northern CA) ranked first with84.9MW installed in 2008 followed by Southern California Edison (LA toAZ border) at 32.4MW installed and San Diego Gas & Electric wasthird with 16MW installed. Sacramento Municipal Utility District rankedninth with 2.9MW installed. Rounding out the top 10 in order wereutilities from Colorado (14.2MW), New Jersey (5.5MW), Arizona (3.56MW),Hawaii (3.54MW), Oregon (3.538MW), New York (2.5MW).

Totalcumulative solar capacity through 2008 showed five California utilitiesin the top ten. In order these were Southern California Edison with441.4MWac total capacity installed; Pacific Gas & Electric,229.5MW; Nevada Energy, 7.9MW; San Diego Gas & Electric, 49.3MW;Public Service Co. of Colorado (Xcell Energy), 28.5MW; LA Dept. ofWater & Power, 13.6MW; Public Service Electric & Gas Co. of NewJersey, 13.2MW; Arizona Public Service Co., 10.6MW; SacramentoMunicipal Utility Dist., 10.2MW; and Long Island Power Authority of NewYork, 7.7MW installed.

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