In January 2019, San Diego Gas & Electric announced it will no longer buy wholesale electricity for customers in San Diego. The company will only maintain the grid.  What this means for our region is that the civic entities that govern getting electricity to consumers must now form an electricity buying cooperative structure called a Community Choice Aggregation. Join Dr. Jose Torre-Bueno as he explains how this will work and what it will mean for your future electric bills.


Dr. Jose Torre-Bueno is the Executive Director of the Center for Community Energy a non-profit working to decarbonize the electricity supply in San Diego and California. Jose Torre-Bueno received a Ph.D. from Rockefeller University in physiology, specializing in energy metabolism and heat transfer. He founded and later sold American Innovation, a medical instrument company that made the first color image analyzer in biomedicine. He has been the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of Empowered Energy Solutions a solar and battery provider in San Diego and CTO of Clarient, a leading developer of cancer diagnostics.