SDG&E Sees Record Demand, Curtails Gas to IT Customers
Record demand of 659 MMcf/d last week on San Diego Gas &
Electric's system forced the utility to curtail about 120 MMcf/d of
deliveries to six interruptible customers, including two power
generators and four commercial and industrial customers in Southern
California, SDG&E spokesman Art Larson said. Demand on the
system Thursday would have exceeded SDG&E's capacity without
"We've had some very high power plant demand here as well as
high residential demand due to cold weather." Demand for the
24-hour period ending at 7 a.m. Thursday morning was 544 MMcf/d
with the 120 MMcf/d in curtailments. "It's actually higher than the
record and would have gone beyond our capacity."
The curtailments are expected to remain in place contingent on
the weather and power plant demand. "We've had demand from the
three power plants of about 320 MMcf/d. When we owned those plants
it was about 150 MMcf/d."
Larson said SDG&E has about 80 interruptible customers and
only six have been interrupted so far in exchange for lower rates.
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