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SDG&E Electric and Gas Franchise

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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 iconSDG&E Electric Franchise Agreement
PDF iconSDG&E Gas Franchise Agreement
PDF iconEnergy Cooperation Agreement - May 25, 2021
PDF iconSDG&E Electric and Gas Franchise Administrative MOU
PDF iconSDG&E Utility Undergrounding Program MOU

Franchise Compliance Review Committee
The Franchise Compliance Review Committee (committee roster) 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.

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Committee Creation and Appointments
PDF iconr-314189 Creation of committee
PDF iconMayor Gloria's appointments - July 22, 2022
PDF iconr-314220 Tomasulo appointment
PDF iconr-314356 Quient appointment
PDF iconMayor Gloria's appointments - April 26, 2023

2023 Meeting Agendas, Minutes, Presentations and Video Recordings

PDF iconMay 31, 2023 Meeting Agenda

PDF iconApril 19, 2023 Meeting Agenda

PDF iconMarch 15, 2023 Meeting Adjourned

PDF iconFeb. 13, 2023 Meeting Agenda

PDF iconJan. 18, 2023 Meeting Agenda



The City of San Diego entered into a 50-year franchise for electric and gas services in 1970 with San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E). This franchise expired in January 2021. The City then developed the terms of a new franchise for both gas and electric services.

PDF iconEnergy Franchise Agreements - Questions and Answers

Previous San Diego Gas and Electric Franchise Agreements:

Manager's Report 01-256

City Council Minutes of December 11, 2001 (Item 335)

SDG&E Electric Franchise Agreement (1970)

SDG&E Electric Franchise Agreement Amendment (2002)

SDG&E Electric Franchise Agreement MOU

Resolution of City Council Approving an MOU with SDG&E Regarding Franchise Fees and Undergrounding



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: