San Diego Gas & Electric and a Florida utility were named the two most reliable electric utilities in the Untied States by a respected consulting firm.
“Most U.S. utilities encountered difficult weather situations last year. Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria lashed at utility grids while destructive wildfires and floods hit California. Yet our winners, hailing from both coasts, created resilient and safe grids that were able to stand up to environmental challenges,” the consulting group said in making the awards.
SDG&E also received the Regional Reliability Award for the west for the 13th consecutive year, and the Outstanding Technology and Innovation award for the second year in a row. The awards were announced Wednesday night at an electric industry event in Scottsdale, AZ.
“Every day, our 4,000 employees come to work committed to providing reliable energy service to our customers — it is what our customers expect, and it is what they deserve,” said Caroline Winn, chief operating officer for SDG&E. “This award is particularly noteworthy given that the amount of renewable energy SDG&E integrates is among the highest levels in the country.”
“We are continuing to improve, modernize and upgrade the electric grid to ensure that the communities we serve have clean, safe and reliable energy for generations to come,” she added.
The ReliabilityOn Awards are given annually to utilities in six regions that have excelled in delivering the most reliable electric service to their customers.
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