Committed to Becoming America’s Best Energy Company
What does it mean to be America’s best energy company? It means that today around 40 percent of the electricity we deliver to homes and businesses comes from solar, wind and other renewable energy.
There are no coal contracts in our energy portfolio.
It also means investing in and support a more sustainable, resilient, and healthy future including:
We deliver about 40 percent renewable energy to our customers today – among the highest in California and America.
We developed the Renewable Meter Adaptor making it safer, easier and less expensive for customers to install private rooftop solar.
With EcoChoice, customers can buy up to 100% of their energy from renewable resources without installing private solar.
We are making clean driving more accessible with Power Your Drive, expanding access to electric vehicles charging at businesses, multi-family communities and disadvantaged neighborhoods.
Over the last decade, SDG&E’s energy efficiency programs have saved enough energy to avoid building a large power plant.
Most of our fleet vehicles use alternative fuel.
We are making strategic investments in modernizing our infrastructure to improve the safety and reliability, including the Cleveland National Forest, Fire Risk Mitigation, and Pipeline Safety Enhancement projects.
We developed and operate the nation’s largest energy company-owned weather network, which informs our operations and increases situational awareness for the company and first responders throughout the region.
We partnered with computer scientists to build a cutting-edge computer program to model wildfire ignition rates, growth potential and impact allowing us to prioritize fire hardening projects.
Since 2010, we have partnered with San Diego County to bring one of the largest firefighting helicopters in the world into our region.
SAFE San Diego Initiative
In our communities, we’re creating a model for citizens to take control. Through our SAFE San Diego Initiative, over 80 organizations, including 62 fire safe councils are receiving grants to support disaster preparedness, emergency response training in the communities we serve
Our vegetation management program involves cataloging and maintaining clearances for almost 500,000 trees growing near power lines.
Best in the West
For 12 straight years we have received the “Best in the West” award for electric reliability.
A typical customer experiences one power outage every other year.
We built America’s largest lithium ion battery storage facility to enhance regional energy reliability while maximizing renewable energy use.
We utilize smart grid technology that uses real-time information about outages to dispatch crews to the location to quickly correct problems
We are the first utility in the nation to receive approval from the Federal Aviation Administration to research, test and train flight crews on Unmanned Aircraft Systems, which are now used for surveying activities on fire hardening projects and piloting patrols of our transmission and distribution systems.
The Borrego Springs Microgrid is the first of its kind in the area that uses Smart Grid technology including local power generation, energy storage and automated switching to create a more robust, resilient power grid.