Developing Energy Infrastructure for the Future
Sempra Energy and its subsidiaries are developing smart, new energy infrastructure that is needed to meet the future energy demands of tens of millions of consumers. The company has focused its role in the energy value chain on transmission and distribution investments that we believe provide attractive risk-adjusted returns. And importantly, the investments we make are helping to reshape each market we serve by delivering lower-carbon energy choices to fuel homes and businesses.
In Texas, Oncor is playing a key role in helping to deliver the rapidly increasing supply of wind and solar energy to the state’s growing population. Oncor’s grid is an integral part of the market served by the Electric Reliability Council of Texas, Inc., which has helped Texas grow to be the number one state in the U.S. for wind generation. As Sempra Energy advances its mission to be North America’s premier energy infrastructure company, we will continue to invest in the critical energy infrastructure needed to support the Texas economy.
In California, our utilities connect millions of customers to wind, solar and renewable natural gas. Approximately 45% of the energy delivered to SDG&E (San Diego Gas & Electric) customers comes from renewable energy sources. Also, SoCalGas (Southern California Gas Company) announced a vision to be the cleanest natural gas utility in North America, with a goal of replacing 20% of the natural gas it delivers to core customers with renewable natural gas by 2030.
In Mexico, natural gas, wind and solar are providing alternatives to fuel oil. IEnova is building crucial infrastructure to increase energy reliability and accessibility and help the country reach its ambitious clean energy goals.
And worldwide, LNG from the Cameron LNG liquefaction-export facility provides an alternative to fuel oil and coal. Many countries need access to more secure forms of energy to address the needs of their growing populations. Sempra Energy is pursuing the development of five strategically located LNG projects in North America, with a goal of developing operating infrastructure that can deliver up to 45 million tonnes per annum of LNG to the largest world markets.
All of these initiatives are aimed at enabling a lower-carbon future, a fundamental part of our mission and culture.