What is a RIN?

A RIN is a unique identifier established by the California Energy Commission (CEC) to give customers who are on time-of-use plans access to hourly electric pricing. RINs are based on electric rates and are not specific to individual customers.

Your RIN(s)

As of April 1, 2024, qualifying California utilities are required to include RINs on monthly bills.

CEA customers will see two RINs on their bill: one for electric delivery from San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E), and one for electric generation from CEA.

Your CEA RIN: USCA-XXEA-1234-5678

Your SDG&E RIN: USCA-SDXX-1234-5678

Why do I need a RIN?

With a RIN, customers can access a downloadable spreadsheet with hourly electric pricing information from the CEC website. However, this information is already available on your monthly bill.

If you are interested in learning how to download this report, you can find guided steps on the CEC website. Please note that the information provided via the CEC’s pricing report is not a substitute for the electric rate and pricing identified on your monthly bill.

In the future, the state plans to offer online tools to help you manage your energy use and costs, with the goal of empowering you with information to optimize your energy use, reduce costs and support environmentally friendly practices.

¹Per the California Energy Commission, Load-Serving Entities that exceed a threshold of 700 GWh of electricity to customers in any calendar year are required to have a RIN. Learn more about the details here:  https://www.energy.ca.gov/sites/default/files/2023-07/CEC-400-2023-009.pdf