San Diego County, California Electric Profile

San Diego County experienced a 28.24% increase in the burning of non-renewable fuel types over the previous 12 months, which is an unfortunate circumstance.

San Diego County emits 1,676.39 kilograms per capita of CO2 equivalent gases, compared to the state average of 1,675.55.

With a population of 3,338,330 residents, San Diego County is the 2nd largest county by population in California and the 5th largest in the US.

San Diego County released 5,596,349,629.6 kilograms of CO2 gases due to electricity consumption, which ranks it as the 3rd highest polluting county out of 58 counties in California.

San Diego County produces 2.04 megawatt hours per capita a year, making it the 43 highest county out of 58 counties for production per capita in California.

San Diego County uses non-renewable fuel sources to produce 1.65 megawatt hours per citizen, making them the 674th highest county in the United States for non-renewable generation per capita.

ENERGY CONSUMPTION

  • Total Consumption

    20,792,244 MWh

  • Consumption per Capita

    6.23 MWh

ENERGY PRODUCTION

  • Total Production

    6,819,178 MWh

  • Production from Renewable Energy

    1,319,927 MWh

  • Production from Non-Renewable Energy

    5,499,252 MWh

  • Production per Capita

    2.04 MWh

EMISSIONS

  • CO2 Emissions

    5,596,349,630 kg

  • CO2 Emissions per Capita

    1,676.39 kg

San Diego, CA Electric Overview

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San Diego has an average residential electricity rate of 27.76 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 106.39% higher than the average national rate of 13.45 cents. The city produces 618,079.62 megawatt hours from the burning of natural gas, making them the 24th ranked city in California for total electricity production from natural gas out of 1522 cities. The city has grown the quantity of electricity produced by hydroelectric sources by around 8.67% within the last year.

San Diego's top fuel used for electricity generation is Natural Gas. The city produces 618,079.62 megawatt hours from this fuel source. Adding Natural Gas totals to Landfill Gas (12.90%) and Solar (2.97%), these three fuels make up 99.00% city electricity generation. The city emits 1,561.13 kilograms of CO2 pollution per capita due to electricity consumption, which makes it the 77th worst polluting city out of 1522 cities in the state based on emissions per capita. At 1,561.13 kilograms per person and 1,409,573 residents in the city, the city emits 2,200,526,071.16 kilograms of CO2 emissions. San Diego has the 3rd highest power producing plants of any city in California, with 33 total plants. This is also the 185th most plants per capita in the state.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in San Diego

San Diego residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in November.

Historical Electric Rates:

Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.338/kWh$0.128/kWh$191.85/mo.$45.13/mo.
1459th27.76¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of San Diego
120th$111.01Average residential monthly electricity bill for San Diego Residents

Electric Companies With Service in San Diego, California

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
San Diego Gas and ElectricBUNDLED27.76111.0169,879.846,249,3171,734,828,991

Zips with electric coverage in San Diego, California include: 92154, 91911, 92126, 92105, 92114, 92115, 91950, 92113, 92071, 92117, 92027 and 44 other zip code(s).

Chula Vista, CA Electric Overview

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Chula Vista's residents are billed an average residential electricity rate of 27.76 cents per kilowatt hour . This is more than both the California and the United States average rates of 21.86 and 13.45 cents per kilowatt hour, respectively. Consumers in the city have an average monthly residential electric bill of $111.01. This is 7.67% less than the US average of $120.24. There is 24861.61% more electricity consumed in Chula Vista than is produced, eliciting the need to purchase electricity from neighboring cities and counties.

There are 3 electricity producing plants in Chula Vista, which is the 45th most plants in a city in the state and the 2563rd highest amount of plants per citizen in the state. The city residents average 1,473.56 kilograms of CO2 emissions per person due to electricity use. in this category. With total emissions of 396,270,484.98 kilograms, the city ranks 19th worst in the state for total emissions from electricity consumption. In Chula Vista, Solar is 64.25% of the fuel utilized for electricity production.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Chula Vista

Chula Vista residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in November.

Historical Electric Rates:

Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.338/kWh$0.128/kWh$191.85/mo.$45.13/mo.
1459th27.76¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Chula Vista
120th$111.01Average residential monthly electricity bill for Chula Vista Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Chula Vista, California

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
San Diego Gas and ElectricBUNDLED27.76111.016,249,3171,734,828,991

Zips with electric coverage in Chula Vista, California include: 92154, 91911, 91910, 91950, 91913, 91915, 91902, 91914

Oceanside, CA Electric Overview

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Oceanside's citizens purchase electricity for, on average, 27.76 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 26.98% above the average California rate of 21.86 cents. The city produces 0.04 megawatt hours per customer from solar power, which is 96th out of 1522 cities in the state. Power facilities in the city produce, on average, 0.12 megawatt hours per resident from non-renewable fuel types.

Oceanside emits 1,478.13 kilograms of CO2 emissions per resident in the city due to electricity consumption, which makes it the 114th worst polluting city out of 1522 cities in the state. At 1,478.13 kilograms per person and 175,622 citizens in the city, the city emits 259,591,390.86 kilograms of CO2 emissions each year. This is the 37th highest amount in California for total emissions from electricity use. Natural Gas is the fuel of choice in Oceanside, with 76.82% of electricity generation coming from the fuel type. There are 2 electricity generation plants in Oceanside, which is the 77th highest number of plants in a city in the state and the 2559th highest number of power plants per person in the state.

Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Oceanside

Oceanside residential electric rates are highest in January and the highest average bill is in November.

Historical Electric Rates:

Price Per kWHAverage Bill$0.338/kWh$0.128/kWh$191.85/mo.$45.13/mo.
1459th27.76¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Oceanside
120th$111.01Average residential monthly electricity bill for Oceanside Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Oceanside, California

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
San Diego Gas and ElectricBUNDLED27.76111.016,249,3171,734,828,991

Zips with electric coverage in Oceanside, California include: 92057, 92056, 92028, 92058, 92054, 92083, 92081, 92008, 92010, 92003

Energy Production in San Diego County, California

Power Plants in San Diego County, California

PlantCity/CountyStatePrimary Fuel TypeProduction (MWh)Emission (kg)Emissions per MWhToxic Chemical ReleaseClosing Date
Otay Mesa Generating ProjectCalpine (100.00%)
San Diego County CA Natural Gas 2,253,953860,480,174.96381.76
Escondido CA Natural Gas 1,935,099725,932,802.42375.14
Ocotillo Express LLCOcotillo Express LLC (100.00%)
San Diego County CA Wind 515,351
Carlsbad Energy CenterClearway Energy (100.00%)
Carlsbad CA Natural Gas 453,243271,419,091.44598.84
Tule Wind LLCAvangrid (100.00%)
San Diego County CA Wind 330,403
University of California San Diego HybridUniversity of California San Diego (100.00%)
San Diego CA Natural Gas 191,91965,425,579.94340.9
San Diego County CA Wind 143,525
Pio Pico Energy CenterPio Pico Energy Center LLC (100.00%)
San Diego County CA Natural Gas 101,95353,651,300.64526.24
C P Kelco San Diego PlantCP Kelco (100.00%)
San Diego CA Natural Gas 81,97924,180,078.72294.95
San Diego County CA Solar 65,167
San Diego State UniversitySan Diego State University (100.00%)
San Diego CA Natural Gas 50,163.5818,453,419.04367.86
MM San Diego-MiramarMM San Diego Energy-Miramar (100.00%)
San Diego CA Landfill Gas 47,74525,447,910.75533
San Diego County CA Solar 38,757
Q PlantQualcomm Incorporated (100.00%)
San Diego CA Natural Gas 35,7599,870,804.86276.04
P PlantQualcomm Incorporated (100.00%)
San Diego CA Natural Gas 35,69413,703,328.66383.91
San Diego CA Natural Gas 34,38518,489,499.84537.72
W PlantQualcomm Incorporated (100.00%)
San Diego CA Natural Gas 34,19510,958,747.1320.48
Illumina Way SDIllumina (100.00%)
San Diego CA Natural Gas 30,51210,591,731.08347.13
San Diego CA Natural Gas 28,54415,715,045.5550.56
Grossmont HospitalSharp Grossmont Hospital (100.00%)
La Mesa CA Natural Gas 27,3418,889,884.64325.15

San Diego County, California Details

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

As the 3rd worst ranked county out of 58 counties in the state, San Diego County emits 5,596,349,629.6 kilograms of CO2 emissions from electricity consumption. Averaging 1,676.39 kilograms of CO2 emissions per capita, the county ranks 2633rd worst for pollution per capita from electricity use. About 81.00% of electricity in San Diego County comes from production using Natural Gas. When combined with Wind (14.57%) and Solar (3.03%), these three fuel types account for 6,723,899.02 megawatt hours (or 98.60%) of the electricity generation in the county. San Diego County has 76 electricity generation plants, which is 5th most in California.

NATURAL GAS
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
81.00%
WIND
Wind
Wind
14.57%
SOLAR
Solar
3.03%
LANDFILL GAS
Landfill Gas
1.41%
OTHER BIOMASS GAS
Other Biomass Gas
0.44%
OTHER
Other
-0.45%

San Diego County, California Net Metering

About 100.00% of the electric providers in San Diego County offer net metering to their consumers. Regulations put in place at the state level are highly favorable for consumers interested in installing solar or other alternative electricity generation sources.

Energy Loss

San Diego County electricity suppliers who report energy loss average roughly 4.94% of their energy lost per year. The US average energy loss is 2.76%. This earned San Diego County a rank of 3rd best in California out of 58.

Power Companies in San Diego County, California

Providers In Each City in San Diego County:

  • Carlsbad, California:
    • San Diego Gas and Electric: 100.00%
  • Chula Vista, California:
    • San Diego Gas and Electric: 100.00%
  • Coronado, California:
    • San Diego Gas and Electric: 100.00%
  • Del Mar, California:
    • San Diego Gas and Electric: 100.00%
  • El Cajon, California:
    • San Diego Gas and Electric: 100.00%
  • Encinitas, California:
    • San Diego Gas and Electric: 100.00%
  • Escondido, California:
    • San Diego Gas and Electric: 100.00%
  • Imperial Beach, California:
    • San Diego Gas and Electric: 100.00%
  • La Mesa, California:
    • San Diego Gas and Electric: 100.00%
  • Lemon Grove, California:
    • San Diego Gas and Electric: 100.00%
  • National City, California:
    • San Diego Gas and Electric: 100.00%
  • Oceanside, California:
    • San Diego Gas and Electric: 100.00%
  • Poway, California:
    • San Diego Gas and Electric: 100.00%
  • San Diego, California:
    • San Diego Gas and Electric: 100.00%
  • San Marcos, California:
    • San Diego Gas and Electric: 100.00%
  • Santee, California:
    • San Diego Gas and Electric: 100.00%
  • Solana Beach, California:
    • San Diego Gas and Electric: 100.00%
  • Vista, California:
    • San Diego Gas and Electric: 100.00%

* City coverage generated based on government data. Always verify you can get service from the provider.

FAQ

How many electric companies offer service in San Diego County, California?

There are 2 electricity companies operating in San Diego County, California.

Which electricity company is the largest supplier in San Diego County, California?

The largest electricity supplier in San Diego County, California by megawatt hours sold is San Diego Gas and Electric.

How many power plants are located in San Diego County, California?

There are 76 electricity plants located in San Diego County, California

Which electricity companies offer service in San Diego County, California?

County Customers RankProviderCounty Customers
1San Diego Gas and Electric1,395,480
2Imperial Irrigation District6,865

Last Reviewed By: Matt Hope
Published: 2021-03-16Last Updated: 2021-11-20