Univ. of California, Cal State, and UC Irvine Energy
The Univ. of California and the Cal State system
power (LA Times Feb. 10, p. A26)
Both UC and Cal State system campuses have long term
contracts with Enron from 1998 for four years, expiring on March 31, 2002.
The UC system generates about 100 megawatts or about
one third of its energy usage, with plants at UCLA, Davis, San Francisco,
Berkeley, and UCSD.
Cal State campuses generate 60 megawatts.
The Cal State and UC systems together consume 1%
of the state's electricity.
They are seeking $185 million for more power plants
and energy conservation projects.
UC and Cal State pay more than $125 million annually
for power. (LA Times, March 13, 2001, including the following).
Enron has notified its commercial and industrial
customers including the universities that their power would switch to PG&E
and SCE. Enron will reimburse the universities for any increase in
their power bills. A judge has now blocked this. Enron is expected
The contract with Enron has saved the campuses $30
UCLA purchases its excess power from the LADWP, and
UC Riverside purchases its from Riverside.
All UC schools other than UCLA and UC Riverside are
covered by the Enron agreement.
UC/CSU is the largest consumer of electricity in
UC systemwide peak load is 332 megawatts, and its
electric bill is $87 million, with an additional $26 million natural gas
CSU's peak load is 117 megawatts, with an electric
bill of $40 million and a natural gas blill of $20 million.
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