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Electric and Gas Franchise Information


The City of San Diego is pleased to offer the following franchise opportunities for gas and electric services as Invitations to Bid. The links below include instructions on the bidding process and the provisions for the respective franchises. Potential bidders may choose to bid on one or both of the franchise opportunities.

PDF icon Electric Franchise Invitation to Bid

PDF icon Gas Franchise Invitation to Bid

Questions and Responses to the Electric and Gas Invitations to Bid

The City received a significant amount of questions. We aim to publish a second batch of questions and responses prior to the close of the advertising period.

PDF icon 10.16.20 Invitations to Bid - Questions and Responses


The City of San Diego entered into a 50-year franchise for electric and gas services in 1970 with San Diego Gas & Electric. This franchise is set to expire in January 2021. The City is currently developing the terms of a new franchise for both gas and electric services, and information regarding this process will periodically be updated below.

 PDF icon Request for Expressions of Interest for Gas & Electric Services Memorandum

PDF icon  RFEI Franchise for Electric and Gas Services

Send all inquiries, questions and correspondence relating to this RFEI by email to: Lfriedman@sandiego.gov

While you are here, please review our File Franchise Fee Workshop Presentation and this presentation from the Energy Policy Initiatives Center on understanding your electric bill. 

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