Direct Access (DA) was suspended in September 2001. Under the suspension, existing DA customers could continue in the program, but no new customers were eligible. In October 2009, a new law provided for a limited re-opening of DA that SDG&E implemented in April 2010. The limited re-opening is available only for non-residential customers and the amount of customer usage that can transfer to DA is capped.
Updated January 17, 2017
The SDG&E Total Load Allowance, 3,562 GWh, is fully subscribed.
All certified 6-Month Notices to Transfer to Direct Access Service (6-Month Notices) received during the June 2016 enrollment period have been placed on the Y2017 Wait List. The lottery process and the Wait List notification were completed August 12, 2016. The Y2017 Wait List is in effect January 1, 2017 and expires December 31, 2017. For additional detail, see D.12-12-026 dated December 20, 2012.
The next Direct Access Enrollment Period will be held the second full week of June 2017. SDG&E will begin accepting Six Month Notices to Transfer to Direct Access on Monday, June 12, 2017 at 9:00 am Pacific Daylight Time (PDT). Customers or their authorized agents may submit Six Month Notices during the five (5) business days beginning June 12th and ending Friday, June 16, 2017 at 5:00 pm PDT. SDG&E will establish the Wait List for any DA load that may become available under the Overall DA Cap during calendar year 2018.
Community Choice Aggregation
Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) is a program that permits cities, counties, and other authorized entities, called Community Choice Aggregators to purchase and/or generate electricity for residents and businesses located within the boundaries of their jurisdiction.
Natural Gas Service Options
Natural gas customers have the option to purchase their natural gas supplies from gas service providers.