City of San Diego - Green Power Purchasing (California)
Last modified on February 12, 2015.
Rules Regulations Policies Program
|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|
|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|
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.
|Contact Name||Information Specialist|
|Department||San Diego Environmental Services Department|
|Division||Energy Conservation and Management Division|
|Address||9601 Ridgehaven Ct.|
|Place||San Diego, California|
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.