Proposal to modernize & upgrade SDG&E's system

On October 6, 2017, SDG&E filed an application with the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) requesting to increase revenues for its 2019-2022 General Rate Case.

We’re proposing a number of different upgrades to modernize our existing infrastructure to enhance the safe and reliable delivery of energy to those who need it.

The ask

The rate request, if approved by the CPUC, will cover our operating budget for the years 2019, 2020, 2021 and 2022. If approved as filed by the end of 2018, a typical residential customer using 500 kilowatt hours of electricity per month would see an increase of approximately $6.66, and a typical residential customer using 25 therms of natural gas would see an increase of approximately $7.33.

General Rate Case Information Sessions & Public Participation Hearings

The CPUC invites you to attend a Public Participation Hearing (PPH) where you may comment or simply listen to what others in your community are saying about this rate request.

The location, dates, and times are listed below.

  • June 13, 2018
    El Cajon City Hall Council Chambers, 200 Civic Center Way, El Cajon, CA  92020
    1 p.m. and 6 p.m. Information session
    2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Public hearing
  • June 26, 2018
    California Center for the Arts, Salon 3, 340 N. Escondido Blvd., Escondido, CA  92025
    1 p.m. and 6 p.m. Information session
    2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Public hearing
  • June 28, 2018
    Chula Vista City Hall Council Chambers, 276 Fourth Ave., Chula Vista, CA  91910
    1 p.m. and 6 p.m. Information session
    2 p.m. and 7 p.m. Public hearing

What can you expect at the information sessions?

Prior to the public hearings, the information sessions are your opportunity to learn about our rate request. We will have SDG&E staff available to answer questions and provide information related to the rate request. The CPUC and other groups participating in the rate request proceeding will also be present.

What can you expect at the public hearings?

The public hearings will begin with a brief overview of the rate request. After the presentation, public comments will be heard. Public comments help the CPUC reach an informed decision.

While a quorum of CPUC Commissioners and/or their staff may attend, no official action will be taken at the public hearings.

If you are unable to attend one of the three public hearings in person, written comments may be submitted to: CPUC Public Advisor, 505 Van Ness Ave., San Francisco, CA 94102, or via email to [email protected]. Please refer to proceeding number A.17-10-007 for any written or email correspondence about our rate request proceeding. All public comments received are provided to the CPUC’s Commissioners and the Administrative Law Judge assigned to the case.

Documents related to our rate request proceeding are available at:

Questions and Answers

Rates are determined by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC). The process includes public input. The will review and authorize how much SDG&E will be able to collect for the years 2019-2022 to continue to provide affordable, safe, reliable and clean energy service.

Every three or four years, the CPUC decides our rates through a public process which includes public participation hearings in our service area. It’s a thorough and rigorous review that includes thousands of pages of documents detailing our plans.

The filing also covers the day-to-day operating expenses to run the business. SDG&E has a highly trained, responsive team that is the reason the company delivers clean, safe, reliable energy to every home and business in San Diego and south Orange Counties. This rate request allows the company to attract and retain the most talented energy professionals, so they can continue delivering the reliable energy and superior service SDG&E customers deserve.

Our multi-year operating budget request goes through a rigorous review by the CPUC, consumer groups, other interested associations, and customers. Public meetings will be held so you can give your opinion directly to the CPUC. A final decision is expected by late 2018 with new rates in effect on Jan. 1, 2019.