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.
SDG&E Electric Franchise Agreement
SDG&E Gas Franchise Agreement
Energy Cooperation Agreement - May 25, 2021
SDG&E Electric and Gas Franchise Administrative MOU
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.
Committee Creation and Appointments
r-314189 Creation of committee
Mayor Gloria's appointments
r-314220 Tomasulo appointment
r-314356 Quient appointment
2023 Meeting Agendas, Minutes, Presentations and Video Recordings
March 15, 2023 Meeting Adjourned
Feb. 13, 2023 Meeting Agenda
Jan. 18, 2023 Meeting Agenda
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: