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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. The City has also conducted research on other programs that could assist in achieving the renewable energy goal. The other program is described in a proposal submitted by San Diego Gas & Electric through a selective process. This proposal can be viewed in the table below titled "Request for Proposals". 

PDF icon Read frequently asked questions related to the City’s 100 percent renewable energy initiative (available in English and Spanish). 

Latest Updates

  • May 24, 2018, the City of San Diego issued a memorandum to San Diego Gas and Electric following up on a discussion pertaining to debt equivalence and scheduling. The memorandum is available to view here: PDF icon City of San Diego Memorandum

  • April 24, 2018, the City of San Diego issued a memorandum to San Diego Gas and Electric addressing the third party peer review response and issuing a data request. The memorandum is available to view here: PDF icon City of San Diego Memorandum

  • April 20, 2018, San Diego Gas and Electric issued a response to the third party peer review discussed below. The response is available to view here: PDF icon San Diego Gas & Electric Response to Third Party Review

  • On March 13, 2018 the City of San Diego issued a memorandum to San Diego Gas and Electric responding to questions posed by San Diego Gas and Electric during an in-person meeting on February 7, 2018. The memorandum is available to view here: PDF icon City of San Diego Memorandum

  • A third party review of both the CCA feasiblity study and the San Diego Gas and Electric proposal has been completed by MRW & Associates. These reviews have been posted below:

PDF icon San Diego Gas and Electric Proposal Third Party Review

PDF icon CCA Feasibility Study Third Party Review

*A previous version of the San Diego Gas and Electric Proposal Third Party Review was erroneously labeled "confidential", this label has been removed. No other content within the document has changed. 

Regulatory Interactions 

  • June 1, 2018, the City of San Diego filed an opening brief with the California Public Utilities Commission pertaining to the Order Instituting Rulemaking to Review, Revise, and Consider Alternatives to the Power Charge Indifference Adjustment. View opening brief here: PDF icon City of San Diego Opening Brief
  • March 1, 2018, the City of San Diego filed a response pertaining to the Order Instituting Rulemaking Pursuant to Senate Bill No. 790 to Consider and Adopt Code of Conduct, Rules and Enforcement Procedures Governing the Conduct of Electrical Corporations Relative to the Consideration, Formation and Implementation of Community Choice Aggregation Programs. View the response here: PDF icon City of San Diego Response
  • January 11, 2018, the City of San Diego filed comments in regards to the California Public Utilities Commission's Draft Resolution E-4907. View the comments here: PDF icon City of San Diego Comments

 

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

Request for Proposals PDF icon View the RFP

Issued September 7, 2017

Proposer Proposal
San Diego Gas & Electric

PDF icon San Diego Gas & Electric Proposal     

 

Request for Statement of Qualifications PDF icon View the RFSQ

Issued June 22, 2017

Respondent Response
3 Phases Renewables Respondent marked response confidential                                   
Avangrid Renewables, LLC PDF icon Avangrid Renewables RFSQ Response
CleanSpark PDF icon CleanSpark RFSQ Response
Constellation Newenergy, Inc. Respondent marked response confidential
EDF Renewable Energy PDF icon 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 PDF icon 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.  PDF icon SWG Energy RFSQ Response
ZGlobal PDF icon ZGlobal RFSQ Response

 

Request for Information PDF icon View the RFI

Issued September 23, 2016

Respondent Response
Altus Power PDF icon Altus Power RFI Response
Avangrid PDF icon Avangrid RFI Response
Center for Resource Solutions PDF icon Center for Resource Solutions RFI Response
Center for Sustainable Energy PDF icon Center for Sustainable Energy RFI Response
CleanSpark PDF icon CleanSpark RFI Response
Community Energy Action Network PDF icon Community Energy Action Network RFI Response
Current Powered by GE PDF icon Current Powered by GE RFI Response
Domiciles for a New America PDF icon Domiciles for a New America RFI Response
Envision Solar PDF icon Envision Solar RFI Response
Gridnovo PDF icon Gridnovo RFI Response
OpTerra PDF icon OpTerra RFI Response
Primowind PDF icon Primowind RFI Response
San Diego Gas & Electric PDF icon SDG&E RFI Response
Skywalker Energy PDF icon Skywalker Energy RFI Response
SourceOne PDF icon SourceOne RFI Response
Sullivan Solar Power PDF icon Sullivan Solar Power RFI Response

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

A copy of the Request for Proposals issued in April, 2016 to provide the City of San Diego a Feasibility Study for a Community Choice Aggregate (CCA) can be found here: PDF icon Request for Proposals for the CCA Feasibility Study 

A draft outline of the CCA's business plan/scope is available here: PDF icon Draft CCA Business Plan Outline/Scope

CCA July 2017 final draft feasibility study:

 

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]. 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 April 13, 2018*

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
Aug. 2, 2017 Tyson Siegele SanDiego350 PDF icon Comment Document
Aug. 7, 2017 Jay Powell None PDF icon Comment Document
Aug. 10, 2017 Erika Morgan San Diego Energy DIstrict PDF icon Comment Document
Sept. 8, 2017 Alicia Race Climate Action Campaign PDF icon Comment Document
Sept. 8, 2017 Alexandra Berenter Downtown San Diego Partnership PDF icon Comment Document
Sept. 8, 2017 Francisco J. Urtasun Sempra Services Corp. PDF icon Comment Document
Sept. 12, 2017 Bob Nelson None PDF icon Comment Document
Sept. 29, 2017 Lynn Reaser, Ph.D., CBE Point Loma Nazarene University

PDF icon Presentation to Environment Committee

PDF icon Comment Document

Oct. 12, 2017 Sara Kent Coastal Environmental Rights Foundation PDF icon Comment Document
Oct. 12, 2017 Gary Levitt Del Mar Mesa Community Planning Board PDF icon Comment Document
Oct. 12, 2017 Cathy Ramsey Greater Skyline Hills Community Association PDF icon Comment Document
Oct. 12, 2017 Jeffry L. Stevens Mira Mesa Community Planning Group PDF icon Comment Document
Oct. 12, 2017 Jim Baross Normal Heights Community Planning Group PDF icon Comment Document
Oct. 12, 2017 Robin Kaufman Rancho Bernardo Community Council PDF icon Comment Document
Oct. 12, 2017 Robin Kaufman Rancho Bernardo Planning Board PDF icon Comment Document
Oct. 15, 2017 Kenneth Malbrough Encanto Neighborhoods Community Planning Group PDF icon Comment Document
Oct. 17, 2017 Frank J. Urtasun Sempra Services Corporation PDF icon Comment Document
Oct. 18, 2017 Jennifer White None PDF icon Comment Document
Oct. 18, 2017 Shane Yonston Impact Investors PDF icon Comment Document
Oct. 18, 2017 Jacob McKean Modern Times Beer PDF icon Comment Document
Oct. 18, 2017 Bishop George D. McKinney St. Stephen's Cathedral Church of God in Christ Ministries PDF icon Comment Document
Oct. 18, 2017 Mikey Knab Main Street Alliance San Diego PDF icon Comment Document
Oct. 18, 2017 Jon E. Hall Greater Golden Hill Community Development Corporation PDF icon Comment Document
Oct. 18, 2017 Thomas Silva Eastern Area Community Planning Committee PDF icon Comment Document
Oct. 18, 2017 The Rev. Colin Mathewson St. Luke's Episcopal Church PDF icon Comment Document
Oct. 18, 2017 Frisco White, AIA Carmel Valley Community Planning Board PDF icon Comment Document
Oct. 24, 2017 John Ambert Ocean Beach Planning Board PDF icon Comment Document
Oct. 24, 2017 Henish Pulickal Pacific Beach Planning Group PDF icon Comment Document
Oct. 24, 2017 Rosalie Bloomberg-Rissman Raise Progress PDF icon Comment Document
Oct. 24, 2017 Luciano Pablo The Rosemont Community Council PDF icon Comment Document
Oct. 24, 2017 Bob Crider Serra Mesa Planning Group PDF icon Comment Document
Oct. 24, 2017 Andra Donovan and Cheryl Ward Board of Education San Diego Unified School District PDF icon Comment Document
Oct. 30, 2017 Raejen M. Fellows Electric Vehicle Association of San Diego File Comment Document
Nov. 6, 2017 Martha Elizabeth Bekken The San Diego Peace Resource Center PDF icon Comment Document
Nov. 8, 2017 David Patino Resident PDF icon Comment Document
Nov. 8, 2017 I. Garcia Resident PDF icon Comment Document
Nov. 8, 2017 Jerry Shults Resident PDF icon Comment Document
Nov. 8, 2017 Lisa Jenkins Resident PDF icon Comment Document
Nov. 8, 2017 Mohamed Hanter Resident PDF icon Comment Document
Nov. 13, 2017 Carolyn Provost Resident PDF icon Comment Document
Nov. 13, 2017 Alfonso Morris Resident PDF icon Comment Document
Nov. 13, 2017 Anne Clorite Resident PDF icon Comment Document
Nov. 13, 2017 Carolyn Shadle Resident PDF icon Comment Document
Nov. 13, 2017 Fred Randel Resident PDF icon Comment Document
Nov. 13, 2017 Jerry Malaund Resident PDF icon Comment Document
Nov. 13, 2017 Jim Evans Resident PDF icon Comment Document
Nov. 13, 2017 Lawrence Zynda Resident PDF icon Comment Document
Nov. 13, 2017 Marcia Bookstein Resident PDF icon Comment Document
Nov. 13, 2017 Mary Du Brandwein Resident PDF icon Comment Document
Nov. 13, 2017 Mel Mackler Resident PDF icon Comment Document
Nov. 13, 2017 Morey Rahimi Resident PDF icon Comment Document
Nov. 13, 2017 Rita Lim-Wilby Resident PDF icon Comment Document
Nov. 13, 2017 Robert Scott Resident PDF icon Comment Document
Nov. 13, 2017 Ron Lacey Resident PDF icon Comment Document
Nov. 14, 2017 Gina Goodhill Tesla, Inc. PDF icon Comment Document
Nov. 14, 2017 Ruben Barrales Resident File Comment Document
Nov. 15, 2017 Mikey Knab Business for Good San Diego PDF icon Comment Document
Nov. 15, 2017 Jim Waring None File Comment Document
Nov. 15, 2017 Haney Hong San Diego County Taxpayers Association PDF icon Comment Document
Nov. 15, 2017 Jessica Hayes San Diego County Democratic Party PDF icon Comment Document
Nov. 15, 2017 Jack Monger Industrial Environmental Association PDF icon Comment Document
Nov. 15, 2017 Ty Tosdale Tosdale Law Firm PDF icon Comment Document
Nov. 16, 2017 Ryan O'Connor SanDiego350 PDF icon Comment Document
Nov. 16, 2017 Erika Morgan San Diego Energy District Foundation PDF icon Comment Document
Nov. 27, 2017 Julia Brown Sustainable Energy Advisory Board PDF icon Comment Document
Dec. 5, 2017 Frank Urtasun Sempra Services Corporation PDF icon Comment Document
Dec. 18, 2017 Mala Kruss Wingerd None PDF icon Comment Document
Dec. 18, 2017 Heather Fenwick None PDF icon Comment Document
Dec. 18, 2017 Ivanna Patton None PDF icon Comment Document
Dec. 19, 2017 Cynthia Wootton None PDF icon Comment Document
Feb. 28, 2018 Frank Urtasun Sempra Services Corporation PDF icon Comment Document
Mar. 7, 2018 Pete Hasapopoulos Sierra Club My Generation Campaign PDF icon Comment Document
Mar. 31, 2018 Taylor Moyer San Diego Entrepeneurs Exchange PDF icon Comment Document
Apr. 2, 2018 Jerry Sanders San Diego Regional Chamber of Commerce PDF icon Comment Document

*To be updated as comments are received. 

 

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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