San Diego Gas & Electric
Caroline Winn is the CEO of San Diego Gas & Electric. Chris Rogers is Partner and West Market Leader, Energy Providers Practice at Guidehouse.
Decarbonization is the talk of every town. PUF's Steve Mitnick and Guidehouse's Chris Rogers sat down with San Diego Gas & Electric CEO Caroline Winn and Xcel Energy CEO Bob Frenzel to talk about the future of clean energy.
PUF's Steve Mitnick: San Diego Gas & Electric did this study, The Path to Net Zero: A Decarbonization Roadmap for California. What were your main takeaways?
Caroline Winn: It was a year-long study intended to develop a roadmap that would decarbonize our state and region, while also ensuring reliability of the grid. Our study is first-of-a-kind, because all the other studies didn't take into account the reliability criteria we hold ourselves to.
This is an important piece of work for several reasons. One is that climate is our business strategy and something at SDG&E we've been addressing for years.
We have led the clean-energy charge in the region by being the first utility in California to get to forty percent RPS (Renewable Portfolio Standard), with all the work in our wildfire mitigation efforts, all the undergrounding. We have eleven microgrids that are either completed or in construction.
We have batteries. We'll be tripling the amount of battery capacity on our system in the next year, and electrification of vehicles, are just a few examples of our commitment. We have an aspirational goal of net-zero greenhouse gas by 2045 across all three scopes.