San Diego Gas and Electric

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About San Diego Gas and Electric

San Diego Gas and Electric is an investor owned company operating in California. With 1,364,304 customers, the supplier provides electricity to 1,274,245 residential locations, 85,718 commercial customers, 4 transportation customers and 4,337 industrial locations. The residential electricity rate for consumers of San Diego Gas and Electric is, on average, 33.17 cents per kilowatt hour. Unfortunately, this is 42.07% above the state's average rate of 23.35 cents, which ranks the provider 66th out of 67 providers in the state for best average electricity rate. They had sales of 14,398,115 megawatt hours in 2020 sold to end users. Of the megawatt hours they sourced, 3,113,925 of them were generated by electricity generation facilities owned by San Diego Gas and Electric and 22,546,881 megawatt hours were acquired by way of wholesale channels. In 2020, the company made a total of $5,015,890,700 from business activities relating to the sale and transfer of electricity. They had 8.27% of their revenue come from sales to the wholesale electricity market.

The California average monthly residential electric bill is $127.04, while the San Diego Gas and Electric average is 7.24% less at $118.29 per month. This is the 40th lowest average monthly bill amount for a supplier in the state. Generation by the provider from natural gas totals 5,276,870.41 megawatt hours, which is roughly 99.17% of their total production. Solar facilities owned or operated by the company produce 6,143 megawatt hours, which is 0.12% of their total generation amount. Electricity production plants associated with the supplier use non-renewable fuel sources to generate 99.17% of their total electricity generation, or 5,276,870.41 megawatt hours. This total ranks them at 147th out of 3510 providers in the United States.

San Diego Gas and Electric Net Metering

Consumers of San Diego Gas and Electric are able to take advantage of net metering offerings, which is a positive for both parties. This is a positive for any customer potentially installing personal solar panels, as net metering allows them to sell their extra electricity back into the grid.

Energy Loss

All suppliers who transmit electricity have some amount of energy loss via heat dissipation or alternative causes. San Diego Gas and Electric is no different, as they have an annual loss of about 3.41% of the aggregate electricity they transmit. This percentage of electricity lost results in them being given a rank of 473rd best out of 3510 providers who report energy loss in the US and 19th best out of 62 in the state.

San Diego Gas and Electric Rate & Electric Bills

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

Historical Electricity Rates:

Price Per kWhAverage Bill$0.381/kWh$0.128/kWh$191.85/mo.$45.13/mo.
2869th33.17¢San Diego Gas and Electric's Average residential price per kWh
1678th$118.29Average monthly electricity bill for San Diego Gas and Electric's residential customers

San Diego Gas and Electric Overview

  • Company Type:Investor Owned
  • Parent Company:Sempra Energy
  • Associated CompaniesCity of San DiegoMesquite Power LLCSAN DIEGO GAS AND ELECTRIC COMPANY
  • Headquarters:8326 Century Park Court
    San Diego, California 92123
    United States of America
  • CEO:Caroline Winn

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Quick Facts About San Diego Gas and Electric

San Diego Gas and Electric generates 0.83% of their electricity from renewable fuel sources, which ranks them 438th out of the 3510 providers we track in the US.

San Diego Gas and Electric is ranked 173rd in the United States for total electricity generation, producing 5,320,873.84 megawatt hours.

Energy Loss

San Diego Gas and Electric's energy loss due to business operations.

-3.41%

Total Energy Loss

874,332MWh

473 National Rank

San Diego Gas and Electric Energy Makeup

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San Diego Gas and Electric State Coverage

StateCustomersSales ($)State Rank Based On Revenue% of Provider's Residential Sales in State
California1,364,3043,000,082,4196100%

San Diego Gas and Electric County Coverage

CountyPopulationProvidersAvg. County Rate (¢)Avg. Electric Bill
Orange County3,186,989323.76$120.86/mo
San Diego County3,298,634231.88$122.03/mo

Power Plants Owned by San Diego Gas and Electric

PlantCity/CountyStatePrimary Fuel TypeProduction (MWh)Emission (kg)Emissions/MWhToxic Chemical ReleaseClosing Date
Mesquite Generating Station Block 2San Diego Gas and Electric (100.00%)
Maricopa County AZ Natural Gas 3,414,3591,316,322,030.8385.53
Escondido CA Natural Gas 1,835,521686,474,202.82373.99
San Diego CA Natural Gas 20,17911,093,678.68549.76
Gas Utilization FacilitySan Diego Gas and Electric (100.00%)
San Diego CA Other Biomass Gas 10,448.847,467,046.28714.63
San Diego CA Batteries or other use of electricity as an energy source -783
San Diego CA Batteries or other use of electricity as an energy source -2,627
Escondido Energy StorageSan Diego Gas and Electric (100.00%)
Escondido CA Batteries or other use of electricity as an energy source -3,875

San Diego Gas and Electric Fuel Makeup

NATURAL GAS
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
Natural Gas
99.17%
LANDFILL GAS
Landfill Gas
0.52%
OTHER BIOMASS GAS
Other Biomass Gas
0.20%
SOLAR
Solar
0.12%

Cities San Diego Gas and Electric Has Coverage

  • Aliso Viejo, CA
  • Carlsbad, CA
  • Chula Vista, CA
  • Coronado, CA
  • Dana Point, CA
  • Del Mar, CA
  • El Cajon, CA
  • Encinitas, CA
  • Escondido, CA
  • Imperial Beach, CA
  • La Mesa, CA
  • Laguna Beach, CA
  • Laguna Hills, CA
  • Laguna Niguel, CA
  • Lemon Grove, CA
  • Mission Viejo, CA
  • National City, CA
  • Oceanside, CA
  • Poway, CA
  • San Clemente, CA
  • San Diego, CA
  • San Juan Capistrano, CA
  • San Marcos, CA
  • Santee, CA
  • Solana Beach, CA
  • Temecula, CA
  • Vista, CA

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

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San Diego Gas and Electric FAQ:

How many power plants are owned by or associated with San Diego Gas and Electric?

San Diego Gas and Electric owns or is associated with 7 power plants.

How much is the average bundled bill for San Diego Gas and Electric customers each month?

Customers of San Diego Gas and Electric pay, on average, a monthly bundled bill of $118.29.

What is the average bundled electricity rate for San Diego Gas and Electric customers?

The average bundled rate of electricity for consumers of San Diego Gas and Electric is 33.17 cents per kilowatt hour (¢/kWh).

What is the phone number for San Diego Gas and Electric?

The San Diego Gas and Electric phone number is (800) 411-7343.

How many counties does San Diego Gas and Electric have customers in to?

There are 2 counties that receive at least some electricity coverage by San Diego Gas and Electric including California.

What percentage of San Diego Gas and Electric's electricity is produced using nonrenewable fuels?

San Diego Gas and Electric generates 99.17% of their electricity using nonrenewable fuel types.

Does San Diego Gas and Electric have a parent company?

San Diego Gas and Electric is owned by Sempra Energy.

What cities does San Diego Gas and Electric have customers in in?

San Diego Gas and Electric has customers in 27 cities in the United States.

Who is the CEO of San Diego Gas and Electric?

San Diego Gas and Electric's current CEO is Caroline Winn.

What percentage of San Diego Gas and Electric's electricity is generated from renewable fuel types?

San Diego Gas and Electric generates 0.83% of their electricity using renewable fuel sources.

Last Reviewed By: Nick Reese
Published: 2021-03-16Last Updated: 2022-06-02