SAN DIEGO GAS & ELECTRIC CO.

CEO: Jessie Knight.

Operating revenue: $3.05 billion in 2010; $2.92 billion in 2009.

Net income: $369 million in 2010; $344 million in 2009.

No. of local employees: About 5,000.

Headquarters: San Diego.

Year founded: 1881.

Company description: Full-service utility providing electric power to 3.4 million customers in San Diego and parts of Orange counties.

Key factors for success: Making customers, reliability and safety top priorities; thinking forward to the future; being engaged as a community partner.

San Diego may have more solar cells and electric vehicles per capita than any place in the country, but unless the region implements a more advanced system of managing the net power gains resulting from using alternative sources it won’t mean that much, says Lee Krevat, director of San Diego Gas & Electric Co...

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