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Ingrid Lobet
Ingrid Lobet is an investigative reporter at inewsource. To contact her with tips, suggestions or corrections, please email ingridlobet@inewsource.org.

Inside the deal that shaped San Diego County’s power picture

The Otay Mesa Energy Center is the biggest source of power now for the San Diego region. June 21, 2016, Megan Wood/inewsource

San Diegans probably remember little about how they got the two massive stations in Escondido and Otay Mesa that are now their biggest sources of electricity. But more than a dozen energy experts interviewed by inewsource remember it well. The year was 2003. California had recently gone dark repeatedly as traders colluded to ratchet up power prices and some operators ... Read More »