Tuesday, June 5, 2018

San Diego Energy Management Award

By Karen Robes Meeks

The Port of San Diego recently received a 2018 Excellence in Energy Leadership award from San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) at its 13th annual Energy Showcase event.

The port, which was feted with 11 other local businesses, was honored for developing California’s first Energy Management Plan, authorized by Assembly Bill 628 and signed into law in 2013.

The law allowed ports and harbor districts to team with their electrical and/or gas corporations on emission-curbing energy management plans that would also nurture economic development within the port.

“Thanks to continuous collaboration with our partners, local government, tenants and SDG&E, the Port’s Energy Management Plan will serve as a road map to continue to make positive environmental impacts for years to come,” said Rafael Castellanos, chairman of the Board of Port Commissioners. “We are honored to be recognized as a 2018 Energy Champion.”