By Staff Reports
(Victor Valley)– Southern California Edison delivered more solar energy to its customers last year than any other utility in the nation, according to rankings compiled by the Smart Electric Power Alliance. The rankings were announced today at the alliance’s annual Utility Conference.
SCE connected 1,648 megawatts of solar energy to the grid last year through new and expanded residential and commercial solar installations as well as through utility power-purchase agreements. This represents a 31 percent increase over the 1,258 megawatts SCE connected in 2015, when it also earned the alliance’s top spot for megawatt capacity. SCE has placed among the top-10 utilities every year since the alliance began publishing its solar rankings in 2007.
Among the company’s other solar energy accomplishments:
The alliance’s rankings recognize utilities in four categories: Top-10 utilities for most new solar megawatts and most new watts per customer and top-10 utilities for most new storage megawatts and most watts per customer. The 10th annual survey includes figures from 412 U.S. utilities on solar connected to the grid both last year and in total since 2007. The full top-10 listings are available online at sepatop10.org.
“California’s electricity customers have made it very clear, they want more renewable, clean energy,” said Kevin Payne, SCE’s CEO. “SCE is committed to meeting customers’ needs, as well as to meeting the state’s climate and air quality targets, so we continue to innovate and invest in our electric grid to make it all possible.”
About Southern California Edison
An Edison International (NYSE:EIX) company, Southern California Edison is one of the nation’s largest electric utilities, serving a population of approximately 15 million via 5 million customer accounts in a 50,000-square-mile service area within Central, Coastal and Southern California.