San Diego Community Power (SDCP) is a local provider of electricity that will serve our communities by bringing you cleaner energy at competitive rates. We will provide renewable electricity service to over 960,000 customer accounts in the cities of Chula Vista, Encinitas, Imperial Beach, La Mesa and San Diego starting in 2022, with the unincorporated communities of the County of San Diego and the City of National City served in 2023.

We provide you with reliable, affordable electricity from renewable sources. We are focused on what families need and want most when it comes to their energy.

How it Works

SDCP is a locally run, not-for-profit public agency that is now your new electric generation service provider. We purchase renewable power, like solar and wind, and feed it into the electricity grid, working with SDG&E to deliver it to you at competitive rates.

SDCP

Buys electricity from renewable sources

SDG&E

Delivers power and maintains the grid

You

Cleaner power, local control and competitive rates

Powerful Reasons to Choose SDCP

SDCP’s cleaner power choices give you affordable options for cleaner energy, shifting control from profit-driven investor-owned utility into the hands of customers. That adds up to:

Cleaner, renewable power at competitive prices

to support healthier communities

Local control by community representatives

who prioritize people, transparency, and our communities

Reinvestment of revenues

into the communities we serve

Support of local job creation

and development of renewable energy projects close to home

Energy programs

tailored to meet the needs of our communities to help  reach our climate action goals

Your Electric Bill Explained

We put together the following video to help explain the various charges listed on your monthly bill.

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Energy from Clean, Renewable Sources

At SDCP, we have a sharp focus on cleaner air for families today and future generations. That’s why we buy clean power from sources that are renewable and abundant. We contract for wind and solar power as part of our diversified power mix to ensure cleaner and reliable energy supply.

We’re committed to entirely clean and renewable electricity by 2035 or sooner – the first in the State to establish this goal in our foundation.

* SDCP will get our renewable power from solar, wind, and large hydro

Why it Matters

Competition in any field spurs the competitors on to better ideas, prices, and products, as they try to win customer loyalty. CCAs are being formed to introduce healthy competition to the electricity marketplace, which has operated as a monopoly for generations. SDCP is offering customers electricity program innovation: choices for smart products and services that are right for today, and will create a healthier tomorrow.

California Statewide Impact*

California communities from Humboldt County to Riverside have been launching CCA programs just like ours through the past decade, increasing the demand for renewable energy as customers commit to cleaner, greener power sources. We’ve already seen long-term power contract commitments for nearly 6,000 megawatts of new renewable energy as a direct result of these programs. As dozens of additional new CCA programs take shape across the state, those numbers will continue to skyrocket, impacting the fiscal and physical health of our communities.

3,860 Megawatts

Solar Panels

1,030 Megawatts

Wind Turbines

14 Megawatts

Geothermal

* California CCAs amass 6,000 MW in long-term contracts with new-build clean energy resources

Summer rates went into effect on June 1st. Summer rates are higher than Winter rates and customer bills are likely higher as a result. SDCP customers will receive the California Climate Credit, at $64.17 in both August and September, totaling $128.34 in bill credits to help offset Summer bills. Learn more ways to save money over the summer by visiting our Summer Readiness Page!