Clean and Renewable Energy
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 other programs.
|San Diego Gas & Electric|
|3 Phases Renewables||Respondent marked response confidential|
|Avangrid Renewables, LLC||Avangrid Renewables RFSQ Response|
|CleanSpark||CleanSpark RFSQ Response|
|Constellation Newenergy, Inc.||Respondent marked response confidential|
|EDF Renewable Energy||EDF Renewable Energy RFSQ Response|
|ENGIE||Respondent marked response confidential|
|NRG Energy, Inc.||Respondent marked response confidential|
|Phoenix Energy of Nevada, LLC||Respondent marked response confidential|
|San Diego Gas & Electric||SDG&E RFSQ Response|
|Sempra Renewables||Respondent marked response confidential|
|Shell Energy||Respondent marked response confidential|
|SolarCity Corporation DBA Tesla Energy||Respondent marked response confidential|
|SWG Energy, Inc.||SWG Energy RFSQ Response|
|ZGlobal||ZGlobal RFSQ Response|
|Altus Power||Altus Power RFI Response|
|Avangrid||Avangrid RFI Response|
|Center for Resource Solutions||Center for Resource Solutions RFI Response|
|Center for Sustainable Energy||Center for Sustainable Energy RFI Response|
|CleanSpark||CleanSpark RFI Response|
|Community Energy Action Network||Community Energy Action Network RFI Response|
|Current Powered by GE||Current Powered by GE RFI Response|
|Domiciles for a New America||Domiciles for a New America RFI Response|
|Envision Solar||Envision Solar RFI Response|
|Gridnovo||Gridnovo RFI Response|
|OpTerra||OpTerra RFI Response|
|Primowind||Primowind RFI Response|
|San Diego Gas & Electric||SDG&E RFI Response|
|Skywalker Energy||Skywalker Energy RFI Response|
|SourceOne||SourceOne RFI Response|
|Sullivan Solar Power||Sullivan Solar Power RFI Response|
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 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.
Frequently Asked Questions related to the City’s 100 percent renewable energy initiative.
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]. Comments will be posted on this page and summarized for the City Council.
|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||Comment Document|
|Aug. 2, 2017||Tyson Siegele||SanDiego350||Comment Document|
|Aug. 7, 2017||Jay Powell||None||Comment Document|
|Aug. 10, 2017||Erika Morgan||San Diego Energy DIstrict||Comment Document|
|Sept. 8, 2017||Alicia Race||Climate Action Campaign||Comment Document|
|Sept. 8, 2017||Alexandra Berenter||Downtown San Diego Partnership||Comment Document|
|Sept. 8, 2017||Francisco J. Urtasun||Sempra Services Corp.||Comment Document|
|Sept. 12, 2017||Bob Nelson||None||Comment Document|
|Sept. 29, 2017||Lynn Reaser, Ph.D., CBE||Point Loma Nazarene University|
|Oct. 12, 2017||Sara Kent||Coastal Environmental Rights Foundation||Comment Document|
|Oct. 12, 2017||Gary Levitt||Del Mar Mesa Community Planning Board||Comment Document|
|Oct. 12, 2017||Cathy Ramsey||Greater Skyline Hills Community Association||Comment Document|
|Oct. 12, 2017||Jeffry L. Stevens||Mira Mesa Community Planning Group||Comment Document|
|Oct. 12, 2017||Jim Baross||Normal Heights Community Planning Group||Comment Document|
|Oct. 12, 2017||Robin Kaufman||Rancho Bernardo Community Council||Comment Document|
|Oct. 12, 2017||Robin Kaufman||Rancho Bernardo Planning Board||Comment Document|
|Oct. 15, 2017||Kenneth Malbrough||Encanto Neighborhoods Community Planning Group||Comment Document|
|Oct. 17, 2017||Frank J. Urtasun||Sempra Services Corporation||Comment Document|
|Oct. 18, 2017||Jennifer White||None||Comment Document|
|Oct. 18, 2017||Shane Yonston||Impact Investors||Comment Document|
|Oct. 18, 2017||Jacob McKean||Modern Times Beer||Comment Document|
|Oct. 18, 2017||Bishop George D. McKinney||St. Stephen's Cathedral Church of God in Christ Ministries||Comment Document|
|Oct. 18, 2017||Mikey Knab||Main Street Alliance San Diego||Comment Document|
|Oct. 18, 2017||Jon E. Hall||Greater Golden Hill Community Development Corporation||Comment Document|
|Oct. 18, 2017||Thomas Silva||Eastern Area Community Planning Committee||Comment Document|
|Oct. 18, 2017||The Rev. Colin Mathewson||St. Luke's Episcopal Church||Comment Document|
|Oct. 18, 2017||Frisco White, AIA||Carmel Valley Community Planning Board||Comment Document|
|Oct. 24, 2017||John Ambert||Ocean Beach Planning Board||Comment Document|
|Oct. 24, 2017||Henish Pulickal||Pacific Beach Planning Group||Comment Document|
|Oct. 24, 2017||Rosalie Bloomberg-Rissman||Raise Progress||Comment Document|
|Oct. 24, 2017||Luciano Pablo||The Rosemont Community Council||Comment Document|
|Oct. 24, 2017||Bob Crider||Serra Mesa Planning Group||Comment Document|
*To be updated as comments are received.
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.