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SDG&E Electric and Gas Franchise

Power Lines

In June 2021, the San Diego City Council approved the electric and gas franchise agreements with San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E). The Franchise is a 10-year agreement with the option to extend for an additional 10 years and allows SDG&E to use the public right of way to install and maintain the infrastructure - such as pipes, poles and wires - necessary to provide energy to San Diego's residents and businesses.

The Franchise Agreements also include an Energy Cooperation Agreement (ECA). The ECA works to ensure alignment with the City’s Climate Action Plan (CAP) goals and advocates for equity programs for rooftop solar, affordable housing and energy efficiency. Additionally, the ECA ensures transparency by requiring regular meetings and presentations to City Council regarding energy rates, major projects, customer equity and climate equity.

PDF icon SDG&E Electric Franchise Agreement

PDF icon SDG&E Gas Franchise Agreement

PDF icon Energy Cooperation Agreement - May 25, 2021

PDF icon SDG&E Electric and Gas Franchise Administrative MOU

PDF icon SDG&E Utility Undergrounding Program MOU

Franchise Compliance Review Committee

The Franchise Compliance Review Committee was created in accordance with Section 6 of the Franchise Agreement. This Committee is established every two years to ensure compliance with the terms of the franchise and to provide City Council with recommendations on the renewal for the secondary term of the Franchise.


Megan Ong

Program Coordinator



Committee Creation and Appointments

PDF icon r-314189 Creation of committee

PDF icon Mayor Gloria's appointments

PDF icon r-314220 Tomasulo appointment

PDF icon r-314356 Quient appointment

2023 Meeting Agendas, Minutes, Presentations and Video Recordings

PDF icon March 15, 2023 Meeting Adjourned

PDF icon Feb. 13, 2023 Meeting Agenda

PDF icon Jan. 18, 2023 Meeting Agenda



SDG&E Bids

Cancellation of Invitation to Bid (2020)

Cancellation of the Invitation to Bid for Franchise of Gas and Electric Services

Invitations to Bid

The City of San Diego previously offered the following Invitations to Bid. The links below include instructions on the bidding process and the provisions for the respective franchises.

Questions and Responses to the Electric and Gas Invitations to Bid

The City received a significant amount of questions. These documents include questions and responses: