This is the inevitable result of government-granted monopolies.
They claim the money didn't come from San Diego utility customers, but that's an accounting shell game. Sempra is SDG&E, and SDG&E is Sempra.
To boot, the CEO gave his buddy the no-bid construction contract.
You'll recall that Sempra is the same company that still employs lobbyist Heidi DeJong Barsuglia after she allegedly was "dripping" from her interactions with a legislator in Sacramento.