City of San Diego - Green Power Purchasing (California)

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Last modified on February 12, 2015.

Rules Regulations Policies Program

Place California
Name San Diego - Green Power Purchasing
Incentive Type Green Power Purchasing
Applicable Sector Local Government
Eligible Technologies Biomass, Fuel Cells, Geothermal Electric, Landfill Gas, Municipal Solid Waste, Ocean Thermal, Photovoltaics, Small Hydroelectric, Solar Thermal Electric, Solar Water Heat, Tidal Energy, Wave Energy, Wind, Digester Gas
Active Incentive No
Implementing Sector Local
Energy Category Renewable Energy Incentive Programs

Percent Renewables 50 MW across the region with 5 MW for City owned facilities by 2013

Date added to DSIRE 2004-11-16
Last DSIRE Review 2011-12-14

References DSIRE[1]


On August 7, 2003, San Diego's mayor announced a new green power purchase resolution to install 50 megawatts (MW) of renewable energy in the San Diego region over the next decade, with 5 MW installed on City-owned buildings. The electricity may be generated from photovoltaic (PV) systems, wind turbines, landfill-gas facilities, small hydroelectric generators, geothermal energy systems and other renewable-energy technologies.

The resolution, approved by the San Diego Rules, Finance and Intergovernmental Relations Committee, also established the Sustainable Energy Advisory Board, amending Municipal Code Section 26.04. The board is responsible for advising energy policy and reporting progress every six months.

As of October 2010, San Diego is rated by the EPA's Green Power Partnership as their ninth largest local government partner, consuming 69,043,000 kilowatt-hours of renewable electricity every year, 27% of the electricity consumed by the City government.

Incentive Contact

Contact Name Information Specialist
Department San Diego Environmental Services Department
Division Energy Conservation and Management Division
Address 9601 Ridgehaven Ct.
Place San Diego, California
Zip/Postal Code 92123
Phone (858) 694-7000


Authorities (Please contact the if there are any file problems.)

Authority 1: San Diego Municipal Code, §26.04

  • Incentive and policy data are reviewed and approved by the N.C. Solar Center's DSIRE project staff.[1]


  1. 1.0 1.1  "Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency (DSIRE)"