The cities of Chula Vista, Encinitas, Imperial Beach, La Mesa and San Diego have partnered to form San Diego Community Power, a Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) program that will begin providing cleaner, affordable electricity in 2021.
The Board of Directors meet on the 4th Thursday of every month at 5:00 p.m. at San Diego City Hall. For more details on Board meetings, click HERE.
Board of Directors
Joe Mosca, Chair
Stephen Padilla, Vice Chair
Chula Vista Councilmember
La Mesa Vice Mayor
Imperial Beach Councilmember
Monica Montgomery Steppe
San Diego Councilmember
Imperial Beach Mayor
Interim Chief Executive Officer
Program and Policy Manager
Chief Operating Officer
Structure and Governance
In September, 2019, the cities of San Diego, Chula Vista, Encinitas, La Mesa and Imperial Beach adopted an ordinance and resolution to form San Diego Community Power, a California joint powers agency. SDCP’s Board is comprised of elected representatives from each member jurisdictions which may expand as new communities in the surrounding area decide whether to join SDCP in the future. The Board is publicly accountable to SDCP ratepayers and hosts monthly Board meetings to establish policy, set rates, determine power options and maintain fiscal oversight. As a public agency, SDCP is designed to be fully transparent with all meetings and information open to the public. Until permanent staff is hired in 2020/2021, SDCP will be managed by interim staff from the City of San Diego along with expert consultants with long-time experience in CCA formation and operations.
Partnership with SDG&E
As a Community Choice Aggregator, SDCP will purchase power on behalf of its customers and SDG&E will continue to deliver the electricity through its existing power lines. SDG&E will continue to provide meter reading, billing, and line maintenance services to customers. Residents will receive a single bill from SDG&E that shows SDCP’s electric generation charge, replacing SDG&E’s generation charge which will show as a bill credit. If you utilize natural gas, you’ll continue to receive gas service from SDG&E along with all the other utility program fees, power transmission and distribution fees as currently charged.
After many years of study, interested cities worked together to form a new Joint Powers Agency; CCA ordinances were passed in September and the first Board meeting was held in late October. SDCP’s Implementation Plan was submitted to the CPUC in December.
SDCP implementation and start-up activities are currently underway; the Board meets monthly on the 4th Thursday of each month.
SDCP will start rolling out service in phases; customers will receive a minimum of two notices prior and two notices after their commencement of service with information for how to opt-out if they choose.
SDCP will be fully enrolled and offering customer programs in addition to providing cleaner power at competitive rates.