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San Diego Community Power: Your Community-Driven Energy Provider 

As your local energy provider, San Diego Community Power exists to serve you with reliable and renewable electricity.

As your local energy provider, San Diego Community Power exists to serve you with reliable and renewable electricity. We are focused on what you need and want most when it comes to your energy — whether that is saving money, conserving energy, or learning how to reduce your carbon footprint. 

Energy Efficiency for Every Day

From drying clothes to heating bathwater, our homes use a lot of energy. Conserving energy during peak demand hours, typically from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m., is essential for minimizing your environmental impact and controlling energy costs. During peak hours, the demand (and price) for electricity is high because electricity from renewable sources, like solar, is less available.

These practical tips can help you save energy (and money!) during peak hours:

  1. Unplug: Turn off any non-essential lights and unplug any chargers that are not in use.
  2. Limit Large Appliance Use: Run large appliances, like the dishwasher or washing machine, outside of peak hours whenever possible.
  3. Practice Energy Efficiency in the Kitchen: Reduce the time that you’re using the oven and stove by keeping pots covered for shorter cook times or baking multiple dishes at once to cut down on oven run time.
  4. Find Alternatives to Large Appliances: Consider using air fryers or toaster ovens instead of the oven or stove, or using space heaters or fans instead of central heating or cooling systems. These smaller appliances tend to use less electricity. 
  5. Wash Your Clothes on Cold: Washing your clothes with cold water uses less electricity than hot water. Wait until you have a full load of laundry before using the washing machine for fewer washing cycles and less electricity consumption.

For more tips on how you can save, visit our website.

Whether you’re looking to spend less on your energy bills or working to reduce your carbon footprint, a few simple changes in your energy consumption habits can make a huge difference. By implementing these every day energy saving tips, you can save energy and contribute to a more resilient and sustainable energy grid.

Electrify Your Life

And for those who are ready to take the next step, consider home electrification. Electrification refers to the process of replacing polluting gas-fired appliances with modern, electric-powered appliances in your home. Installing an electric heat pump heating and cooling system, energy efficient windows, ceiling insulation or rooftop solar and batteries are investments that can potentially lead to more savings and increase the health and safety of your home.

Electrification eliminates the number one source of emissions in homes and reduces exposure to harmful indoor air pollution — and powering your electric appliances with San Diego Community Power’s renewable energy ensures ongoing emission reductions, paving the way towards a cleaner and greener future.

San Diego Community Power offers educational resources on our website that can help you learn about the benefits of electrification. If you’re ready to make the switch to electric, our Electrification Marketplace can connect you with products, like electric heat pumps and solar panels as well as licensed contractors who can help you electrify your home.

Learn more about electrification on our website.

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