FAQs

What is Sempra Services and why was it created?

Sempra Energy’s energy advisory company, known as Sempra Services, is a newly formed entity separate from San Diego Gas & Electric® (SDG&E®) that was created to begin an ongoing and candid dialogue about how we can collectively pursue a cleaner energy future for San Diego. Our goal is to provide a balanced and fact-based perspective regarding California’s changing energy landscape. It is our intention to engage in a realistic conversation to ensure that all electricity customers in San Diego continue to have access to clean, affordable power

When was Sempra Services formed?

On Aug. 18, the California Public Utilities Commission approved the creation of the company, which is still in its formative stages. Sempra Services was created to begin a comprehensive dialogue about issues facing the San Diego community as we move toward cleaner sources of power. We look forward to engaging in fact-based conversations with the community in order to achieve common clean energy goals.

Who is in charge of this new company?

Sempra Energy has formed a new company called Sempra Services Corporation (also referred to as Sempra Services). This company is a separate entity from SDG&E, consistent with the California Public Utilities Commission’s decision.

What are the company’s goals?

Sempra Services was developed to help begin an ongoing dialogue about how we can collectively pursue a cleaner energy future for San Diego. As a separate entity from SDG&E, we will provide an independent and fact-based perspective on how best to achieve common clean energy goals for our region, including de-carbonization and the increased use of electric vehicles and renewable power.

What is the company’s relationship with San Diego Gas & Electric?

We are a completely separate entity from SDG&E and, as such, will provide an independent perspective on how best to achieve common clean energy goals for San Diego. Our goal is to provide a balanced and factual perspective regarding California’s changing energy landscape and to engage in a realistic conversation with the community about important energy issues.

Is this a ratepayer-funded organization?

No. Sempra Services is funded solely by Sempra Energy using shareholder dollars. It is not connected to SDG&E in any way and, consistent with the California Public Utilities Commission’s decision, will not use any ratepayer dollars.

Is this company trying to keep San Diego cities and communities from adopting community choice aggregation programs?

No. As a separate entity from SDG&E, Sempra Services was formed to engage in a fact-based and balanced dialogue about how we can collectively pursue a cleaner energy future for San Diego. It is our goal to provide the community with factual information and educate the public on all issues related to California’s changing energy landscape. While this discussion will likely include community choice aggregation, our company is not intended to prevent the adoption of energy procurement programs.

How will you keep Sempra Services separate from SDG&E?

As a separate entity from SDG&E, Sempra Services has its own staff and will be funded using shareholder dollars. In addition, we will not communicate or coordinate our efforts with the utility. Our company is dedicated to serving as an independent voice in this important dialogue.

What are your company’s next steps?

As a newly formed company that is still in its formative stages, Sempra Services will begin engaging with the San Diego community to start an ongoing dialogue about how we can collectively pursue a cleaner energy future for San Diego. We look forward to beginning our discussion with the community and appreciate the opportunity to participate in the conversation.

Sempra Services Corporation (Sempra Services) is not the same company as the California utilities, San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) or Southern California Gas Company (SoCalGas), and Sempra Services Corporation (Sempra Services) is not regulated by the California Public Utilities Commission.

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