Electrification Projects

Overview of electrification projects

Why we’re involved in transportation electrification

  • We have a well-established track record in utility infrastructure development, management, and operations
  • We’re already a key partner in local, regional, and state efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions
  • Transportation accounts for about 50% of the greenhouse gas emissions in San Diego County, compared to 39% statewide. In the City of San Diego, transportation makes up 55% of the greenhouse gas emissions.

Below is a list of projects that are planned in our service area.

  1. Port and airport electrification
    30–40 installations will support electric medium-duty/heavy-duty vehicles and forklifts within the Port of San Diego’s waterfront properties.

  2. Fleet delivery trucks
    Charging stations will be installed for approximately 90 fleet delivery vehicles at multiple locations.

  3. Highways (Park-n-Ride lots)
    Various charging stations, including DC fast chargers — the fastest chargers available — will be installed at four public Caltrans Park-and-Ride lots located along highways.

  4. Green shuttles
    We’re installing charging stations at five locations to support shuttles running on fixed routes.

  5. Dealerships
    We provide car dealerships with educational programs and financial incentives to help advance and grow the sales of EVs in the region.

  6. Medium/heavy duty program
    We’ll provide charging infrastructure (make-ready from the transformer to the customer side of the meter) to support a minimum of 3,000 trucks, buses, forklifts and other medium-duty and heavy-duty electric vehicles. Customers can choose to own/maintain charging stations themselves or have SDG&E keep ownership and maintenance responsibilities. For more information, download our fact sheet.

Pending Electrification Projects

AB 1082/1083: This initiative will allow us to install a mix of public DC fast chargers and level 2 chargers. These level 2 chargers will deliver a wide range of charging speeds — at schools, higher-education institutions, state and city parks, and beaches.

High-Power EV Rate: SDG&E hopes to provide a new optional subscription pricing plan for commercial MD/HD EV customers and direct current fast chargers. The plan allows customers to choose the amount of power they need for their charging stations and pay for it with a monthly subscription fee. For more information, download our fact sheet.

Other planned clean transportation projects

Renewable natural gas fueling stations: six compressed natural gas stations power our compressed natural gas vehicles and fleets of public buses, trash trucks, taxis, etc. are coming soon