Hear our interview with Ashley Mazanec, membership manager, San Diego Energy District.
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May 17, 2015 (San Diego) – If you’re looking for an alternative to SDG&E for buying your electric power, you can now become a member in the San Diego Energy District. In an interview on KNSJ in April, Ashley Mazanec told us a dozen businesses have signed up so far. Ratepayers can enjoy lower rates and know their energy is coming from clean energy sources, according to Mazanec. Locally produced energy can also reduce the need for new power lines, improving wildfire safety.
San Diego has a feasibility study underway and Solana Beach has moved forward to become a community choice city. The San Diego Energy District is reaching out to additional communities and hopes to build support in other local cities such as La Mesa, El Cajon , Santee and Lemon Grove as well as with County Supervisors. Individual property owners can sell surplus power back into the grid. Entities such as nonprofit orgnaizations, school districts, Native American tribes and businesses can also join the grid.