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SDG&E to Install Thousands of Electric Vehicle Charging Stations in San Diego

Feb 09, 2016

Great news for those thinking about leasing or purchasing an electric car: last month, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) approved San Diego Gas & Electric’s (SDG&E) Electric Vehicle (EV) Grid-Integration pilot project.

Nate’s Point Dog Park in Balboa Park to Receive $20,000 Donation and a Helping Hand from the Beneful Team

Jan 14, 2016

On Tuesday, January 26, 2016, the Beneful team will lend a paw to the San Diego community by helping to make improvements to Nate’s Point Dog Park, one of three off-leash dog parks located in Balboa Park. The Beneful team will work side by side with the City of San Diego, the Balboa Park Conservancy, and volunteers to undertake new beautification efforts in the dog park, including the planting of 18 trees and installing 8-foot-square fencing around each one.

Local Officials & SDG&E Urge Emergency Preparedness during El Niño Season

Jan 13, 2016

Meteorologists are predicting another 60 days of potentially rainy weather in San Diego County, which could lead to flooding among other hazards.

Earlier this month, San Diego city and county officials, along with San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E), held a press conference to share emergency preparedness plans and outreach efforts aimed at ensuring the needs of the county’s residents are met before more rounds of intense El Niño storms.  

Brighten Your Holidays with Savings on Lighting!

Dec 14, 2015

Help keep your energy bill lower and your family safer this holiday season by decorating your home with light-emitting diodes (LEDs) instead of incandescent lights.

Anyone who attended December Nights or has strolled around Balboa Park this month saw thousands of LED holiday lights illuminate the Park’s walkways, buildings, fountains, and of course, Santa, Rudolph, and the rest of the reindeer!


Fit Bit! Keep Your Gas Appliances in Tip-Top Shape!

Nov 11, 2015

Did you know San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) offers FREE in-home gas appliance safety checkups to help you keep your natural gas appliances in safe, working condition? All you have to do is select a date, set up your appointment, and provide some additional information. It’s that easy!

You can schedule and manage your appointment online at or by calling 1-800-411-7343. By having your natural gas appliances checked annually, they'll always be ready when you are.


Oct 22, 2015
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38th Year of San Diego’s Favorite Holiday Event

Oct. 20, 2015, San Diego—Balboa Park December Nights,San Diego’s favorite kick-off to the holiday season, will take place for the 38th year on Friday, December 4 (3:00-11:00 p.m.) and Saturday, December 5, 2015 (Noon-11:00 p.m.). The beloved holiday event, co-produced by the City of San Diego and the Balboa Park Conservancy, features sparkling lights; multi-cultural music and dance performances; carolers, bell-ringers, choirs and bands; and food throughout the Park.

Balboa Park Fact Sheet - updated September 2015

Oct 16, 2015


BalboaPark is a San Diego must-see, just minutes from downtown, and ranked as one of the Best Parks in the World. The Park is home to 15 major museums, several performing arts venues, lovely gardens and many other cultural and recreational attractions, including the San Diego Zoo. With a variety of cultural institutions laid out among its 1,200 beautiful and lushly planted acres, Balboa Park is the nation’s largest urban cultural park.


SDG&E Honors the Balboa Park Cultural Partnership as the 2015 SDG&E Energy Showcase Grand Champion!

Oct 14, 2015

This summer at its 10th Annual Energy Showcase, San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) recognized the Balboa Park Cultural Partnership (BPCP) for achieving remarkable results in energy efficiency and conservation.

Union-Tribune’s Community Journalism Scholars Cover Balboa Park’s Centennial

Sep 09, 2015

Each summer, high school students from around the county are selected to work at the San Diego Union-Tribune in a program designed to help young people learn about journalism. The program brings together college-bound high school students of different cultural and economic backgrounds to learn about journalism and new media careers. 

History of SDG&E Exhibition at San Diego History Center

Aug 12, 2015

Did you know that SDG&E was part of the leadership that formed the development of Balboa Park? SDG&E dates back even further than Balboa Park —the utility was founded in 1881 as the San Diego Gas Company. 

Earlier this year, SDG&E was honored by the San Diego History Center as one of the 160 Centurions of San Diego. Other notable Centurions included Wells Fargo, the Hotel del Coronado, and Scripps Mercy Hospital.