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Clean and Renewable Energy

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Clean energy provides a range of benefits from improving the health and security of our communities to creating more jobs in clean energy and technology industries.

The City continues to consider ways to increase the use of renewable energy to reach 100 percent citywide in 2035. One option is through a Community Choice Aggregation (CCA). CCAs give residents and businesses an opportunity to choose who will purchase energy on their behalf, either the CCA or the incumbent utility, and the renewable content of their electricity.

See below for information related to the City’s research on CCAs.

CCA July 2017 final draft feasibility study:

Other options to reach the City’s renewable energy goals are in progress, through a PDF icon Request for Statement of Qualifications (RFSQ). Please check this page frequently for additional information and further research results on options to reach 100 percent renewable energy.

Public Comment:

Please submit comment letters regarding the City’s 100 percent renewable electricity efforts (e.g., Community Choice Aggregation feasibility or other programs) to [email protected] no later than November 15, 2017. Comments will be posted on this page and summarized for the City Council.

Community Choice Aggregation Final Draft Feasibility Study

Public Comments Received as of September 15, 2017*

Date Received Signatory(ies) Affiliation Comment Document
July 26, 2017 Nicole Capretz, Nick Segura, Nate Fairman, Joyce Lane Climate Action Campaign, IBEW Local 569, IBEW Local 465, SanDiego350 PDF icon Comment Document
August 2, 2017 Tyson Siegele SanDiego350 PDF icon Comment Document
August 7, 2017 Jay Powell None PDF icon Comment Document
August 10, 2017 Erika Morgan San Diego Energy DIstrict PDF icon Comment Document
September 8, 2017 Alicia Race Climate Action Campaign PDF icon Comment Document
September 8, 2017 Alexandra Berenter Downtown San Diego Partnership PDF icon Comment Document
September 8, 2017 Francisco J. Urtasun Sempra Services Corp. PDF icon Comment Document
September 12, 2017 Bob Nelson None PDF icon Comment Document

*To be updated as comments are received. 


PDF icon Frequently Asked Questions related to the City’s 100 percent renewable energy initiative.

100% Renewable Energy Timeline


Solar panels


Solar and wind turbines have become icons for sustainability. Increasing renewable energy options is important to achieve achieve San Diego’s greenhouse gas reduction goals.

In 2017, San Diego was ranked the No. 1 city in the U.S. for cumulative and per capita installations of solar panels, according to the Environment California Research & Policy Center's annual “Shining Cities” report.


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