City of San Diego Honored for Energy Efficiency, Demand Response, Electric Vehicles, and Renewables


This City of San Diego press release contains a great list of programming that the City has implemented in pursuit of its energy efficiency and sustainability goals – programming that has saved the City energy, money, and led to the City being honored at SDG&E’s recent Energy Showcase Event.

Activities undertaken by the City include:

  • Installation of 39,500 street lights, of which 3,600 are adaptive control LED street lights (saving 60% on their energy bills);
  • Installation of 27 electric vehicle (EV) charging stations;
  • Participation in demand response programs;
  • Audits and improvements of “highest use” buildings and facilities;
  • 6 LEED certified buildings through the Balboa Park Cultural Partnership.

The release also highlights the City’s Beneficial Use of Digester Gas Project that turns Point Loma Wastewater Treatment Plant’s excess methane into renewable energy, and the City’s LEED Silver-certified Central Library, which uses water-efficient fixtures, efficient lighting and HVAC systems, and 7 of its own electric vehicle EV charging stations.

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