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UCAN has been San Diego’s leading force for keeping utility rates in line since 1983, representing your interests as an individual or small business ratepayer, to have affordable electric, gas, TV and cell phone bills. Every single utility customer in San Diego County benefits from UCAN’s work, and we need your support to keep this work going.  (more information about UCAN)

Being San Diego’s dedicated utility watchdog takes expertise, time, staff coordination and… money. What do we do? We advocate!  Below are some of the things we do.

  • Pursues Fair Utility Practices
    Whether it's a hefty rate increase we oppose or a class action suit for unfair billing practices, each case UCAN takes on requires hundreds of hours of legal time and input from experts to present our position to the appropriate court or regulatory agency. UCAN works with only a small fraction of the budget that the utilities have in arguing their side of each issue, and we’re proud of how far we stretch our budgets. The return on investment – ratepayer dollars saved compared to what UCAN spends to achieve those savings – is enormous. It benefits everyone and is invisible to most.

  • Intervene with Utilities on Behalf of Individuals
    Each individual utility bill or service issue receives dedicated staff attention, often many hours worth, from both our volunteers and paid staff experts. While most utility customers will never need this help, UCAN’s grass-roots support is an integral part of our consumer advocacy mission.

UCAN is committed to continuing both types of advocacy, to benefit all ratepayers countywide and to help individuals navigate the utilities’ corporate bureaucracies when issues arise.

Become a Member or Donate Today to Help UCAN Continue Its Work!

As a nonprofit, non-partisan organization UCAN depends upon support from private individuals and foundations. Your donation will fund ongoing rate cases, class action law suits, individual consumer assistance and our monthly newsletter. UCAN is a 501 (c)(3) tax exempt organization.  Donations to UCAN may be tax deductible, please consult your tax advisor.

Prefer to join/donate by mail? Download, print and fill out our application form and mail it to the address included on the form.

If you have questions about membership, feel free to call us at 619-696-6966, Monday thru Friday, 9am – 5pm.

About UCAN

UCAN has represented the interests of San Diego County utility customers since 1983. UCAN focuses its efforts on the rates and services of San Diego Gas and Electric Company, telecommunications utilities and the City of San Diego Water Department.