PG&E to Buy Solar & Natural Gas Power
Another proposed natural gas power plant, capable of producing 586 megawatts, would be built in Oakley and would begin operations in 2014. If the California Public Utilities Commission approves, PG&E will buy and run the Oakley plant.
Like California's other utilities, PG&E is under state orders to increase its use of renewable power. By the end of 2010, 20 percent of the electricity the utilities sell must come from sources such as the sun or the wind.
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