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 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] no later than November 15, 2017. 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|
|August 2, 2017||Tyson Siegele||SanDiego350||Comment Document|
|August 7, 2017||Jay Powell||None||Comment Document|
|August 10, 2017||Erika Morgan||San Diego Energy DIstrict||Comment Document|
|September 8, 2017||Alicia Race||Climate Action Campaign||Comment Document|
|September 8, 2017||Alexandra Berenter||Downtown San Diego Partnership||Comment Document|
|September 8, 2017||Francisco J. Urtasun||Sempra Services Corp.||Comment Document|
|September 12, 2017||Bob Nelson||None||Comment Document|
|September 29, 2017||Lynn Reaser, Ph.D., CBE||Point Loma Nazarene University|
|October 12, 2017||Sara Kent||Coastal Environmental Rights Foundation||Comment Document|
|October 12, 2017||Gary Levitt||Del Mar Mesa Community Planning Board||Comment Document|
|October 12, 2017||Cathy Ramsey||Greater Skyline Hills Community Association||Comment Document|
|October 12, 2017||Jeffry L. Stevens||Mira Mesa Community Planning Group||Comment Document|
|October 12, 2017||Jim Baross||Normal Heights Community Planning Group||Comment Document|
|October 12, 2017||Robin Kaufman||Rancho Bernardo Community Council||Comment Document|
|October 12, 2017||Robin Kaufman||Rancho Bernardo Planning Board||Comment Document|
|October 15, 2017||Kenneth Malbrough||Encanto Neighborhoods Community Planning Group||Comment Document|
|October 17, 2017||Frank J. Urtasun||Sempra Services Corporation||Comment Document|
|October 18, 2017||Jennifer White||None||Comment Document|
|October 18, 2017||Shane Yonston||Impact Investors||Comment Document|
|October 18, 2017||Jacob McKean||Modern Times Beer||Comment Document|
|October 18, 2017||Bishop George D. McKinney||St. Stephen's Cathedral Church of God in Christ Ministries||Comment Document|
|October 18, 2017||Mikey Knab||Main Street Alliance San Diego||Comment Document|
|October 18, 2017||Jon E. Hall||Greater Golden Hill Community Development Corporation||Comment Document|
|October 18, 2017||Thomas Silva||Eastern Area Community Planning Committee||Comment Document|
|October 18, 2017||The Rev. Colin Mathewson||St. Luke's Episcopal Church||Comment Document|
|October 18, 2017||Frisco White, AIA||Carmel Valley Community Planning Board||Comment Document|
|October 24, 2017||John Ambert||Ocean Beach Planning Board||Comment Document|
|October 24, 2017||Henish Pulickal||Pacific Beach Planning Group||Comment Document|
|October 24, 2017||Rosalie Bloomberg-Rissman||Raise Progress||Comment Document|
|October 24, 2017||Luciano Pablo||The Rosemont Community Council||Comment Document|
|October 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.