SDG&E has been a leader in renewable energy with more than 40% of the electricity we deliver coming from renewable sources. Now we’re offering a new program that will allow you to purchase your own renewable energy with no upfront installation. If you don’t own your home, can’t afford the upfront costs of solar or don’t have the ability to put solar panels on your roof, EcoChoiceSM is a great way to purchase clean, renewable energy and support its growth in our region.  

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How It Works

When you enroll, SDG&E buys renewable energy on your behalf from large, utility-scale generating facilities built specifically for EcoChoice. You can enroll to have up to 100% of your electricity use in the program and pay a small premium each month based on the size of your renewable energy subscription. The more renewable energy you buy the more renewable generation we can build.

New renewable energy facilities take time to build, and a temporary pool of solar facilities (Interim Pool) will be used to serve the program until new renewable energy generating facilities come online.

Learn more about the source of clean energy for EcoChoice customers

Estimate Your Premium

Use our EcoChoice Cost Calculator to estimate how much it will cost each month to purchase renewable energy for your home or business.

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Enrolling in EcoChoice is easy using our online form. Please have your SDG&E account number ready, which you can find at the top of a recent SDG&E bill or by logging into Also, be sure to review program price, terms, and conditions in the EcoChoice tariff. A minimum one year agreement is required and termination fees may apply. 

Note: Customers currently on a distributed generation rate such as Net Energy Metering (NEM), a pilot rate, or participating in Direct Access (DA) are not eligible to participate in EcoChoice. Additionally, participating EcoChoice customers will have reduced functionality in My Account. See the Frequently Asked Questions page for more details. 

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You can also enroll in EcoChoice using our paper application (pdf).

Program Documents 

Frequently Asked Questions

Check out our Frequently Asked Questions for answers to common EcoChoice questions. Still can't find an answer to your question?  Please contact us at [email protected]

EcoChoice is Green-e Energy certified, and meets the environmental and consumer-protection standards set forth by the nonprofit Center for Resource Solutions. Learn more at

  • Withdrawing from the program

    EcoChoice has a minimum enrollment term of one year with a 60-day grace period.  If you cancel your participation after the 60-day period has expired, a termination fee will apply. After you have been enrolled in EcoChoice for one year, you may cancel at any time without penalty. 

    Calculate EcoChoice early termination fee