Community Power Plan (CPP)

San Diego Community Power (SDCP) is creating its first ever Community Power Plan (CPP) that will guide the selection, development, and investment of local programs based on community needs and gaps in program offerings. 

As a not-for-profit public agency, SDCP has the opportunity to support energy efficiency and decarbonization programs, develop more local renewable energy sources in and near San Diego County and invest in innovative, clean technologies and energy-related job training.

Community Needs Assessment 

To ensure SDCP is investing in the proper initiatives and programs, and that the Community Power Plan is reflective of the community, the first step in developing the plan is conducting a community needs assessment.  SDCP is conducting community engagement in partnership with Community Based Organizations and community stakeholders. Listening sessions hosted by community-based organizations and interviews with key stakeholders are paired with broad public listening workshops, info gathering via a survey, and community event attendance. This allows SDCP to further understand the goals, priorities, and needs of the community to inform the plan. 


We invite you to help shape the future of our community energy programs! By taking our 5-10 minute community needs survey, you will help us understand the challenges, needs, and goals of our communities when it comes to energy, climate change, sustainability, resiliency, and equity. We need to hear what is important to you and what you want to see in your community. You can enter to win a $50 gift card* as well!

Public Listening Sessions 

We have a seat at the table for you. We want to understand the issues you are facing that intersect with power and energy, such as climate, resiliency, health, and equity and needs within our community. Tell us what’s important to you by attending one of our listening sessions. 

Virtual Public Session #1 – Hosted in English with Spanish interpretation 
When: Tuesday, July 26, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM – This session was already held

Virtual Public Session #2 – Presentada en español con interpretación en inglés
Cuándo: miércoles 17 de agosto, 6:00 PM – 7:00 PM (18:00 – 19:00) – Esta sesión ya se llevó a cabo.

Business Listening Sessions

We want to hear from our local business community about how energy, and climate change are impacting their business needs, how their energy needs are evolving, and the kinds of customer programs that can help meet their needs. Tell us what’s important to your business by attending one of our listening sessions.

Virtual Morning Session for Local Businesses
When: Thursday, July 21, 8:00 AM – 9:00 AM – This session was already held

Virtual Afternoon Session for Local Businesses
When: Thursday, July 21, 4:00 PM – 5:00 PM – This session was already held

Next Steps

Following community engagement and survey, SDCP will report back to the community on what it heard are the needs. SDCP will take these needs and the universe of programs to determine which programs align with community needs and advance its mission of investing in our community to “create an equitable and sustainable future for the San Diego region.”

This will form the initial portfolio of program ideas that SDCP can seek funding for, develop, and launch over the next five years. A draft version of the plan will be presented for feedback and input before being adopted by the SDCP’s Board of Directors.


*Official Survey Gift Card Drawing Rules