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San Diego County, California Electricity Overview

Wind turbines in San Diego County generate 384,142 megawatt hours of electricity.

Over the course of the last year, San Diego County has had a 2268.30% increase in generation of electricity from solar power, up from 1,549 megawatt hours a year to 36,685 megawatt hours a year.

San Diego County has achieved a decrease of 28.57% in the use of non-renewable fuels for electricity generation in the past 12 months.

Wind produces 384,142 megawatt hours of electricity in San Diego County. This equals roughly 0.12 megawatt hours per person in San Diego County being generated from wind power, giving the county a rank of 7th highest county in California out of 58 counties.

San Diego County had a 18.96% increase over the last year in the use of renewable fuel sources for electricity production.

The US national average residential price per kilowatt hour sits at 16.07 cents, while residents of San Diego County pay an average rate of 178.75% more than the national average at 44.80 cents per kilowatt hour.

ENERGY CONSUMPTION

  • Total Consumption

    19,852,899 MWh

  • Consumption per Capita

    6.06 MWh

ENERGY PRODUCTION

  • Total Production

    4,527,134 MWh

  • Production from Renewable Energy

    463,514 MWh

  • Production from Non-Renewable Energy

    4,063,620 MWh

  • Production per Capita

    1.38 MWh

EMISSIONS

  • CO2 Emissions

    4,573,236,637 kg

  • CO2 Emissions per Capita

    1,395.89 kg

Recent Electricity Rates and Production Changes in San Diego

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San Diego Electricity Pricing Data

Average Residential Bundled Electricity Rate for March, 2024

37.72¢ per kWh

  • 5.63% higher than last month
  • 13.27% lower than March last year
  • 16.16% higher than the California average
  • 125.63% higher than the US average
  • 728th in the state out of 1,588 cities
  • The state rank has increased by 10 since last month
  • The state rank has increased by 798 since March last year
  • 30,593rd in the US out of 31,816 cities
  • The national rank has dropped by 50 since last month
  • The national rank has increased by 738 since March last year

12 Month Rolling Average Residential Bundled Rate

46.83¢ per kWh

  • 1.02% lower than last month
  • 28.44% higher than March last year
  • 56.99% higher than the California average
  • 191.39% higher than the US average
  • 1,588th in the state out of 1,588 cities
  • The state rank is the same since last month
  • The state rank has dropped by 2 since March last year
  • 31,637th in the US out of 31,816 cities
  • The national rank has increased by 3 since last month
  • The national rank has dropped by 242 since March last year

Average Residential Bundled Electricity Bill for March, 2024

$116.95 per month

  • 7.62% lower than last month
  • 35.95% lower than March last year
  • 14.12% lower than the California average
  • 2.99% lower than the US average
  • 175th in the state out of 1,588 cities
  • The state rank has increased by 10 since last month
  • The state rank has increased by 1,411 since March last year
  • 15,817th in the US out of 31,816 cities
  • The national rank has dropped by 744 since last month
  • The national rank has increased by 14,067 since March last year

12 Month Rolling Average Residential Bundled Bill

$157.12 per month

  • 3.36% lower than last month
  • 2.97% higher than March last year
  • 8.74% higher than the California average
  • 15.64% higher than the US average
  • 677th in the state out of 1,588 cities
  • The state rank has increased by 18 since last month
  • The state rank has dropped by 15 since March last year
  • 25,828th in the US out of 31,816 cities
  • The national rank has increased by 704 since last month
  • The national rank has dropped by 3,027 since March last year

San Diego, CA Electricity Overview

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On average, residents who call San Diego home are billed a residential electricity price of 46.83 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 56.99% higher than the average state rate of 29.83 cents. The average monthly residential power bill for a citizen in the city is $157.12 per month. Natural gas is one of the major fuel types used in the US, and San Diego is in on the action. They generate 516,955.36 megawatt hours from the use of natural gas as the fuel source. This amount makes the city as the 24th highest city out of 1617 cities in the state for totalnatural gas production.

San Diego's primary fuel is Natural Gas, with 94.97% of electricity production using this fuel source. Other Biomass Gas and Solar are also primary fuel sources in the city, with 5.75% and 0.27% of total electricity generation being produced from each type, respectively. For every citizen in the city there are 1,238.34 kilograms of CO2 emissions. Total emissions in the city are 1,710,369,995.61 kilograms, which is the 3rd worst total amount of emissions for any city in the state. San Diego is home to 12 power plants, which is the 3rd highest number of power plants within a city in California.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in San Diego

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

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.697/kWh$0.000/kWh$244.97/mo.$0.00/mo.
1588th46.83¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of San Diego
677th$157.12Average residential monthly electricity bill for San Diego Residents

Electric Companies With Service in San Diego, California

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Commercial Energy of CaliforniaENERGY
Pilot Power GroupENERGY15.3478.4727,892.264,278,401.6
San Diego Gas and ElectricBUNDLED46.32157.2558,1151,634,438.96757,111,515

Zips with electric coverage in San Diego, California include: 91911, 92154, 92126, 92105, 92114, 92115, 92071, 91950, 92130, 92027, 92117 and 46 other zip code(s).

Chula Vista, CA Electricity Overview

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On average, residents who call Chula Vista home are billed a residential electricity price of 46.83 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 56.99% higher than the average state rate of 29.83 cents. San Diego Gas and Electric is the largest electricity supplier in the city based on megawatt hours sold. The California average monthly residential electric bill is $145.47, while the Chula Vista average is 8.01% more at $157.12 per month. This is the 677th lowest average monthly bill amount for a city in the state.

Chula Vista is the 21st highest ranked city in the state out of 1617 when it comes to total pollution due to electricity consumption, with the city emitting 328,175,780.57 kilograms of CO2 emissions a year. More importantly, the city averages 1,175.59 kilograms of CO2 emissions per person in the city, which is a better measurement of the city's pollution levels. They rank as the 62nd worst in the state in this category. All of the 1,691,618.99 megawatt hours of electricity used in Chula Vista must be sourced from nearby areas with power plants as there are no electricity plants that call the city home.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Chula Vista

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

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.697/kWh$0.000/kWh$244.97/mo.$0.00/mo.
1588th46.83¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Chula Vista
677th$157.12Average residential monthly electricity bill for Chula Vista Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Chula Vista, California

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Commercial Energy of CaliforniaENERGY
Pilot Power GroupENERGY15.3478.4727,892.264,278,401.6
San Diego Gas and ElectricBUNDLED46.32157.251,634,438.96757,111,515

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

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Oceanside, CA Electricity Overview

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On average, residents who call Oceanside home are billed a residential electricity price of 46.83 cents per kilowatt hour, which is 56.99% higher than the average state rate of 29.83 cents. San Diego Gas and Electric is the largest electricity supplier in the city based on megawatt hours sold. The California average monthly residential electric bill is $145.47, while the Oceanside average is 8.01% more at $157.12 per month. This is the 677th lowest average monthly bill amount for a city in the state.

Oceanside is the 38th highest ranked city in the state out of 1617 when it comes to total pollution due to electricity consumption, with the city emitting 202,425,105.7 kilograms of CO2 emissions a year. More importantly, the city averages 1,175.59 kilograms of CO2 emissions per person in the city, which is a better measurement of the city's pollution levels. They rank as the 62nd worst in the state in this category. All of the 1,043,422.99 megawatt hours of electricity used in Oceanside must be sourced from nearby areas with power plants as there are no electricity plants that call the city home.

Average Residential Electricity Bills & Rates in Oceanside

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

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.697/kWh$0.000/kWh$244.97/mo.$0.00/mo.
1588th46.83¢Average residential price per kWh in the city of Oceanside
677th$157.12Average residential monthly electricity bill for Oceanside Residents

Electric Companies With Service in Oceanside, California

ProviderService TypeResidential Rate (¢)Residential Average Bill ($)City Production (MWh)Residential Sales (MWh)Residential Revenues ($)
Commercial Energy of CaliforniaENERGY
Pilot Power GroupENERGY15.3478.4727,892.264,278,401.6
San Diego Gas and ElectricBUNDLED46.32157.251,634,438.96757,111,515

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

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Electricity 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 2,242,282846,663,244.84377.59
Escondido CA Natural Gas 1,028,256383,351,389.96372.82
Tule Wind LLCAvangrid (100.00%)
Boulevard CDP CA Wind 379,661
Carlsbad Energy CenterClearway Energy (100.00%)
Carlsbad CA Natural Gas 302,314161,033,544.98532.67
University of California San Diego HybridUniversity of California San Diego (100.00%)
San Diego CA Natural Gas 222,68076,462,166.06343.37
C P Kelco San Diego PlantCP Kelco (100.00%)
San Diego CA Natural Gas 105,78431,200,659.56294.95
San Diego State UniversitySan Diego State University (100.00%)
San Diego CA Natural Gas 57,32220,730,595.06361.65
Ocotillo WellsConductive Power (100.00%)
Borrego Springs CDP CA Solar 35,219
W PlantQualcomm Incorporated (100.00%)
San Diego CA Natural Gas 33,04310,590,563.76320.51
P PlantQualcomm Incorporated (100.00%)
San Diego CA Natural Gas 32,19312,394,975.18385.02
Gas Utilization FacilitySan Diego Gas and Electric (100.00%)
San Diego CA Other Biomass Gas 31,2778,667,780.48277.13
Childrens HospitalDTE Energy (100.00%)
San Diego CA Natural Gas 26,61112,914,741.77485.32
San Diego CA Natural Gas 20,97411,569,573.82551.62
Naval Hospital Medical CenterDepartment of the Navy (100.00%)
San Diego CA Natural Gas 18,259.367,332,892401.6
Goal Line LPGoal Line LP (100.00%)
Escondido CA Natural Gas 14,4705,916,879.78408.91
Encina Water Pollution ControlEncina Joint Powers Authority (100.00%)
Carlsbad CA Other Biomass Gas 14,3508,189,653.54570.71
San Diego County CA Wind 4,481
Watkins Manufacturing Co.Watkins Manufacturing Corporation (100.00%)
Vista CA Natural Gas 3,8832,607,262.28671.46
Q PlantQualcomm Incorporated (100.00%)
San Diego CA Natural Gas 1,433396,941.86277
San Diego CA Batteries or other use of electricity as an energy source -610

San Diego County, California Details

Power Plant Fuel Types, Emissions & Pollution Factors

San Diego County's primary fuel is Natural Gas, with 90.76% of electricity production using this fuel source. Wind and Other Biomass Gas are also primary fuel sources in the county, with 8.49% and 1.00% of total electricity generation being produced from each type, respectively. For every citizen in the county there are 1,395.89 kilograms of CO2 emissions from electricity consumption. This ranks them 2822nd highest in the country for emissions per capita. Total emissions in the county are 4,573,236,637.09 kilograms, which is the 43rd highest total amount of pollution for a county in the United States. San Diego County has 28 power plants within its borders. This is the 5th most plants within a single county.

NATURAL GAS
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
90.76%
WIND
Wind
8.49%
OTHER BIOMASS GAS
Other Biomass Gas
1.00%
SOLAR
Solar
0.81%
DISTILLATE FUEL OIL
Distillate Fuel Oil
0.00%
OTHER
Other
-1.05%

San Diego County, California Net Metering

Out of the 4 providers in San Diego County, 50.00% of them offer net metering to their consumers. The state has some of the best net metering and feed in tariffs that make solar and other alternative types of electricity generation more feasible.

Energy Loss

There are 3 companies in San Diego County that report energy loss. Together, these 3 providers average an annual energy loss of 3.22% of electricity generated. With a countrywide average energy loss of 2.87%, San Diego County is ranked as the 434th best county in the US for energy loss efficiency.

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

What electricity company is the largest provider in San Diego County, California?

By total revenue, San Diego Gas and Electric is the largest electricity supplier in San Diego County, California.

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

There are 4 electricity suppliers operating in San Diego County, California.

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

There are 28 electricity plants in San Diego County, California

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

County Customers RankProviderEst. County Customers
1San Diego Gas and Electric430,285
2Imperial Irrigation District7,092
3Pilot Power Group196
4Commercial Energy of California37

Matt Hope
Last Reviewed By: Matt Hope
Published: 2023-12-06