Unlike San Diego consumers for whom skyrocketing utility billscame as a hugely unpleasant surprise, natural gas customers inIndiana have been warned in advance to expect to expect much higherbills this winter. The message to Indiana consumers this week wassimilar to those being broadcast all across the country bygovernment and utility officials anxious to moderate the intensepublic reaction manifest in California.
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San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) re-emphasized yesterdaythat it would be willing to arrange its 1.2 million customers’ paymentoptions to accommodate for the above normal electricity prices fromthe California Power Exchange. SDG&E announced it would not shutanybody’s power off for failure to pay through the remainder of thesummer through October. The utility also announced that it would notreport any of its customers to credit agencies during this period oradd late charges. Customers are encouraged to contact SDG&E to setup a flexible payment plan. Customers can call 1-800-411-SDGE or visitthe website, www.sdge.com
Soliance Networks, the San Diego-based joint venture thatprovides total information solutions for the energy industry, hascompleted its first information technology project for an energyservice provider, getting the system running in just eight weeks.Soliance created an Internet-based “virtual utility” system forEnergy America’s customers that included enrollment, customerbilling operations, bill creation, and support. The “virtualutility” took six weeks to certify and validate, and two more weeksto become fully operational for Energy America. The system willsupport over 1 million customers by mid-2001. Energy America sellscompetitively priced natural gas and electricity to residential andsmall business customers in New Jersey, Georgia, Maryland, Ohio,Pennsylvania, and Michigan.
Sempra Energy of San Diego, CA, will be the only game in town for gas distribution in Nova Scotia for at least 25 years now that it has the provincial government’s permission to build and operate the largest new North American gas distribution system of the last 30 years.
Sempra Energy of San Diego, CA, will be the only game in townfor gas distribution in Nova Scotia for at least 25 now that it hasthe provincial government’s permission to build and operate thelargest new North American gas distribution system of the last 30years.
AMDAX.com, an e-commerce company based in San Diego, CA,unveiled plans yesterday to host an Internet-based real-timeutility auction system, in an attempt to give California gas andelectric consumers another option to secure their energy needs. Thecompany said it was in the midst of finalizing numerous contractswith electric generators, gas and electric marketers and end users.Currently, the auction is set to start Nov.1.
Sempra Energy Trading, formerly AIG Trading Corp, said itopened a satellite trading floor in San Diego to take advantage ofCalifornia’s deregulated market for electricity. The company’s WestCoast operation will initially have 19 employees. They willinterface with power scheduling operations of California’sIndependent System Operator (ISO) and work with Sempra’s East Coastoperations. Sempra is based in Greenwich, CT.