Understanding your Bill

As a customer of San Diego Community Power, you won’t have to worry about figuring out another utility bill. You’ll still receive a single utility bill from SDG&E, our partner in the delivery and servicing of the electricity we buy for you. Our charges will be included in the same bill.

Your electric bill will look just like it used to, with a few key differences:

  • SDG&E no longer charges for your electricity generation, since we’re now buying power for you. So the SDG&E page will show a generation credit.
  • SDG&E still charges you for transmission, or delivery of the power we buy for you. Those charges won’t change.
  • SDCP buys power for you, so you’ll see a new page that details our generation rates. It also include the fees that all CCAs are required to add, by law. We factor those fees into our total charges to be sure that you don’t end up paying more as our customer.

If you’re one of our standard service PowerOn customers, our charges and their credit will generally cancel each other out. There’s never a duplicate charge on your electric bill.

Remember that SDG&E is still responsible for servicing your electricity account, repairs, and billing. So if your electrical power goes out, or if you need an emergency repair, please contact SDG&E at 1-800-411-7343.

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  •  1. This is your SDG&E-assigned account number. Please have your account number on hand if you want to upgrade to Power100, have any questions about your account, or if you want to return to SDG&E service.
  • 2. The CCA Electric Generation line reflects the total amount charged by SDCP for the current billing period.
  • 3. For questions related to San Diego Community Power service, call us at this toll-free number. Our bilingual (Spanish/English) Call Center is open Monday-Friday, between 9am – 5pm PST.
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This is your SDG&E-assigned account number. Please have your account number on hand if you want to upgrade to Power100, have any questions about your account, or if you want to return to SDG&E service.

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The CCA Electric Generation line reflects the total amount charged by SDCP for the current billing period.

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For questions related to San Diego Community Power service, call us at this toll-free number. Our bilingual (Spanish/English) Call Center is open Monday-Friday, between 9am – 5pm PST.

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  • 4. The Power Charge Indifference Adjustment, commonly referred to as the “PCIA“, is a charge from SDG&E to recuperate above-market costs associated with power purchased on your behalf prior to your switch to SDCP and is calculated annually. PCIA is charged on a per kWh basis, based on net monthly usage and is unaffected by time-of-use. These charges are set by SDG&E, and we set our rates with the PCIA charges in mind so that the total cost to SDCP customers is competitive with what you’d pay for SDG&E generation service.
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The Power Charge Indifference Adjustment, commonly referred to as the “PCIA“, is a charge from SDG&E to recuperate above-market costs associated with power purchased on your behalf prior to your switch to SDCP and is calculated annually. PCIA is charged on a per kWh basis, based on net monthly usage and is unaffected by time-of-use. These charges are set by SDG&E, and we set our rates with the PCIA charges in mind so that the total cost to SDCP customers is competitive with what you’d pay for SDG&E generation service.

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  • 5. Power100 is one of the most effective tools to help you reduce your carbon footprint. If you upgrade to Power100, this line item will show up on your bill. The $0.0075 rate is charged on all energy usage regardless of Time-Of-Use periods.
  • 6. These lines represent SDCP’s detailed charges for electricity used during the billing period. These calculations are for illustrative purposes only Your charges will be different based on the rate schedule you are on.
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Power100 is one of the most effective tools to help you reduce your carbon footprint. If you upgrade to Power100, this line item will show up on your bill. The $0.0075 rate is charged on all energy usage regardless of Time-Of-Use periods.

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These lines represent SDCP’s detailed charges for electricity used during the billing period. These calculations are for illustrative purposes only Your charges will be different based on the rate schedule you are on.

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  • 7. Understanding when you use the most energy can help you make changes to your routine.
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Understanding when you use the most energy can help you make changes to your routine.