SDG&E – 2020 in review

As one of the utilities that are subject to the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), SDG&E has a goal of 21.5 percent in diverse spending. The goal for Service-Disabled Veterans is 1.5 percent and in 2020, SDG&E is proud to have achieved $120.5 million, or 5.7 percent with Service-Disabled Veteran Business Enterprises (DVBEs). This marks the 12th consecutive year SDG&E has exceeded the CPUC goal.

In 2020, SDG&E Supplier Diversity spent $872 million with our diverse suppliers or 41.6 percent.

SDG&E Supplier Diversity will continue to partner with our military and veteran community-based organizations to identify DVBE suppliers for opportunities to incorporate DVBEs into our core business and capital projects.

Success Story:

Patriot General (Electric Operations/Civil Construction)

  • Patriot General started as a subcontractor with a three-person erosion control crew providing grading and construction repair work.
  • Because of SDG&E’s mentorship and participation in the diversity financial capabilities workshop, Patriot General has expanded its offerings to Southern California Edison (SCE) and Southern California Gas Company.
  • 10-years of growth with SDG&E has enabled Patriot General to give back to the local community through donations such as the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, the American Lung Association and the San Diego Center for Children.
  • Today, Patriot General is competing as a Prime contractor and impacts the local economy with job creation, with over 120 field labor personnel and management employees.


Patriot General is a service-disabled construction firm that believes in providing the absolute best service and quality in all aspects of civil construction. Patriot General has served SDG&E for over 10 years. They have partnered to ensure safety as their most significant priority. Patriot General is adaptable, innovative and socially responsible – contributing over $500 thousand to non-profits and community organizations. Recently, Patriot General co-founded the SoCal Utility Safety Alliance which sets standards and leads the industry with progressive techniques for safety policies.

Patriot General was highlighted in SDG&E’s annual report. Below is the video that was included in the report. Ben (Steve’s brother)

Patriot General- Ben Garcia:

The link to the trailer video []

The link to the annual report

2021-03-16T20:43:05-07:00March 16th, 2021|Categories: News|

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