San Diego Community Power (SDCP), the local government agency created to speed up the transition to renewable energy, will officially start serving its first customers in less than two weeks.
“Most people probably won’t even notice that we’re here,” said Cody Hooven, SDCP’s chief operating officer. “If they look at their bill, they’ll see a new line item with our name on it for the cost of generation of power.”
Hooven is hoping power from SDCP will be cheaper than SDG&E’s. Either way, ratepayers can feel better about where the power is coming from. SDCP has pledged that 55% of its electricity will be carbon free, compared to SDG&E’s 31%. Customers can also opt to buy 100% clean energy for a small bump in cost.
Phase two of the program’s launch will come in June, when SDCP will start powering businesses. The final expansion to power homes is scheduled for 2022.