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San Diego Gas & Electric


Last Updated: January 20, 2023

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About San Diego Gas & Electric

San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) provides electricity and natural gas to 3.6 million people in San Diego and southern Orange County. SDG&E is a subsidiary of Sempra Energy, a Fortune 500 energy company, and was founded in 1881.

If you are a resident near San Diego or southern Orange County, SDG&E could be your utility company. Read on to learn more about SDG&E electricity and gas rates in your area.

SDG&E natural gas rates

Residential and commercial customers that do not sign up with an independent natural gas supplier will receive a default variable rate plan. The rates for this plan change monthly based on fluctuations in the energy market.

San Diego Gas & Electric customers can shop for natural gas plans and check out energy suppliers working in their area. To begin, enter your ZIP code above.

How to understand deregulation in California

If you live in a deregulated market, you have the power to choose your own retail electric provider (REP) instead of going through your local utility company. This leads to a healthy competition in the market and helps consumers find cheap electricity rates.

If you’re interested in learning more about the California energy market, visit the following resources:

What is San Diego Gas & Electric’s Price to Compare?

The default rate offered by SDG&E is what’s known as your “Price to Compare.” It is the cost per therm your energy distribution company will bill you for the generation of your natural gas.

This serves as the baseline to help you decide if you would benefit more by choosing a different supplier. If another supplier’s price per therm is lower than the “Price to Compare,” you can save the difference per therm by switching to that supplier. To find San Diego Gas & Electric’s Price to Compare, visit their Rates and Regulations page.

Interested in learning if you can beat San Diego Gas and Electric’s rate? Enter your ZIP code above to pull up competitive rates in your area and find the one that best fits your needs.

What is the difference between a utility and a supplier?

While they might sound similar, a utility and a supplier actually serve different functions in a deregulated market. A utility company delivers the electricity to your home or business. They are responsible for maintaining power lines and are who you should contact in case of a power outage. The supplier is the company you must go through in order to purchase the electricity.

Which suppliers are available in San Diego Gas & Electric’s service area?

There are several energy suppliers to choose from in San Diego Gas & Electric’s service area. Enter your ZIP code above to learn more about the available suppliers in your area.

Electric providers in the SDG&E service area include Constellation Energy, Direct Energy, Just Energy, and Gexa Energy. These are just a few of the top energy suppliers on the Choose Energy marketplace. To learn more about the energy rates and plans in your area, enter your ZIP code and compare prices between these providers.

Contact San Diego Gas & Electric

To report an outage or if you have questions about your transmission rates or bills from San Diego Gas & Electric, contact them below.

Updated: 1/28/2021

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