Washington, D.C.  20549 
                              FORM 15 
     Certification and Notice of Termination of Registration 
         Under Section 12(g) of the Securities Exchange 
        Act of 1934 or Suspension of Duty to File Reports 
          Under Sections 13 and 15(d) of the Securities 
                       Exchange Act of 1934 
                   Commission File No. 1-3779 
                SAN DIEGO GAS & ELECTRIC COMPANY        
     (Exact name of registrant as specified in its charter) 
                           101 Ash Street 
                       San Diego, CA  92101 
                           (619) 696-2000                     
(Address, including zip code, and telephone number, 
including area code, of registrant's principal executive offices) 
              Common Stock, without par value            
   (Title of each class of securities covered by this Form) 
          Preference Stock (Cumulative), without par value 
                 (except $1.70 and $1.7625 series) 
             Cumulative Preferred Stock, $20 par value 
                      (except 4.60% series)               
   (Titles of all other classes of securities for which a 
  duty to file reports under Section 13(a) or 15(d) remains) 
     Please place an X in the box(es) to designate the 
appropriate rule provision(s) relied upon to terminate or 
suspend the duty to file reports: 
     Rule 12g-4(a)(1)(i)   [x]  Rule 12h-3(b)(1)(ii)   [ ] 
     Rule 12g-4(a)(1)(ii)  [ ]  Rule 12h-3(b)(2)(i)    [ ] 
     Rule 12g-4(a)(2)(i)   [ ]  Rule 12h-3(b)(2)(ii)   [ ] 
     Rule 12g-4(a)(2)(ii)  [ ]  Rule 15d-6             [ ] 
     Rule 12h-3(b)(1)(i)   [x] 
    Approximate number of holders of record as of the 
certification or notice date: 
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     Pursuant to the requirements of the Securities Exchange 
Act of 1934, San Diego Gas & Electric Company has caused 
this certification/notice to be signed on its behalf by the 
undersigned duly authorized person. 
DATE:  February 13, 1996      By:/s/ David R.Clark                             
                                 David R. Clark 
                                 Assistant General Counsel