Incorporated in 1881, the San Diego Gas & Electric Company (SDG&E) is a regulated public utility with 4,000 employees providing energy services to 3.6 million people in San Diego and southern Orange counties. Focused on environmental sustainability, 45 percent of its electricity is from renewable sources, well above the national average of 8 percent. SDG&E also operates an Energy Innovation Center, from which it provides area residents and businesses free energy education and training, meeting space, and access to more than 100 energy-measuring tools through its Tool, Book, and DVD Library. Also committed to supplier diversity, SDG&E offers supplier development and technical assistance, contractor safety workshops, and related events geared towards diverse business enterprises. In 2017, SDG&E directed 44.6 percent of its contract spending to diverse businesses, more than double the California Public Utilities Commission’s annual goal of 21.5 percent.