Company recognized for leadership in innovation and excellence in the energy industry
San Diego County CA— San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) recently received the prestigious Platts Global Energy Award for Industry Leadership in the Power sector at the 19th annual awards ceremony. SDG&E was honored for its successes in innovation, operational excellence, safety, and security against a backdrop of rapid changes in the energy landscape. Judges also evaluated the company’s successful development and implementation of a strategic plan that optimizes performance and growth while taking an aggressive, proactive approach toward a radically altered business environment.
“The energy industry is on the cutting-edge of many important changes and SDG&E is not only embracing the change, but leading the charge,” said Scott Drury, president of SDG&E. “This award demonstrates how innovative thinking can result in making things better for customers, and we are honored to be recognized for our commitment to become the cleanest, safety and most reliable energy company in America.”
SDG&E was selected from 11 finalists, chosen from more than 200 nominations, by a committee of industry experts who found the company’s aspirations to reduce its carbon footprint, integrate technology and modernize and improve its system to be worthy of this recognition.
SDG&E’s award nomination highlighted how the company is leading transformational change in the energy industry and developing solutions to some of society’s most profound challenges. The company has remained focused on aggressively increasing the use of renewable energy, enabling electric vehicle ownership, and expanding energy storage to harness power from the sun and wind. In fact, nearly half of the energy supplied to SDG&E customers is from renewable sources, the most among California’s energy companies.
SDG&E is an innovative San Diego-based energy company that provides clean, safe, and reliable energy to better the lives of the people it serves in San Diego and southern Orange counties. More than 4,000 employees are committed to providing the cleanest, safest and most reliable energy in the West. With 43 percent of the power mix coming from renewable resources such as solar and wind, SDG&E has far exceeded California’s goal of delivering 33 percent renewable energy, has fueled the adoption of electric vehicles and energy efficiency through unique customer programs, and supports a number of non-profit partners. SDG&E is a subsidiary of Sempra Energy (NYSE: SRE), a Fortune 500 energy services holding company based in San Diego. For more information, visit SDGEnews.com or connect with SDG&E on Twitter (@SDGE), Instagram (@SDGE) and Facebook.