San Diego Union-Tribune
Escondido has joined its neighbors in a growing number of San Diego County cities that buy electrical power through a community choice energy program, rather than from San Diego Gas & Electric, an investor-owned utility.
As of April 1, Escondido and San Marcos became the newest North County cities to offer residents and businesses the option of buying electricity through the Clean Energy Alliance, which was formed in 2019 by Carlsbad, Del Mar and Solana Beach. Oceanside and Vista are on track to begin buying their power through the alliance in 2024.
Officials say the purpose of the alliance is to expand the access and use of renewable energy at a competitive price.