Smart Thermostat Program for Business

Saving energy and getting paid is easy with SDG&E’s Smart Thermostat program. By enrolling, you help make a positive difference when energy demand is highest and keep the power flowing to all Californians. Plus, your business can be rewarded $50 for each registered thermostat.

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Smart Thermostat for Biz

How It Works

After purchasing an approved Smart Thermostat, you can choose to participate with SDG&E or a third-party demand response provider. 

  1. Register your approved Smart Thermostat and enroll in a program 
  2. Receive $50 for each registered thermostat*

For AC Saver Thermostat program participants:

For customers looking to participate with SDG&E and are currently enrolled in a pricing plan other than Time-of-Use Plus or Time-of-Use CPP-D and not participating with a third-party demand response provider.

You choose when to conserve energy: SDG&E may adjust your thermostat settings when an AC Saver Thermostat activation is called, but if you cannot participate on a day that energy conservation is needed; you’ll be able to opt-out of the adjustment for the day.

  • Activations may occur between the hours of 12 p.m. – 9 p.m. 
  • The adjustment will last between 2 to 4 hours. 
  • AC Saver activations only occur between April – October. 

The AC Saver Thermostat program may call up to 25 events per year, of which 5 are reserved for emergency purposes only.

For Time-of-Use Plus or Time-of-Use CPP-D pricing plan customers:

For customers looking to participate with SDG&E and are currently enrolled in a Time-of-Use Plus or Time-of-Use CPP-D pricing plan.

You choose when to conserve energy: SDG&E may adjust your thermostat settings on events days according to your pricing plan, but if you cannot participate on a day that energy conservation is needed; you’ll be able to opt-out of the adjustment for the day.

Refer to your pricing plan for event day details.

For Third-Party Thermostat Program Participants:

For SDG&E customers who choose to participate in the Smart Thermostat program through a Third Party Demand Response Provider.

 

All rules for participation will be determined by the third party and your thermostat settings will be adjusted by the third party, not SDG&E. 

Plan Eligibility

Your business must be on a Smart Meter with an air conditioner controlled by a qualified smart thermostat. Additionally, your business cannot be enrolled in the AC Saver program (formerly Summer Saver Switch program).

This program is available to customers receiving Bundled Utility Service and billed by SDG&E. It is also available to Direct Access (DA) and Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) customers.

See Terms & Conditions

How do I apply?

To participate in this program, you must register your thermostat with the thermostat manufacturer from the list below then choose to enroll with SDG&E or a third party demand response provider.
 

ecobee

Emerson

Google Nest

Honeywell Home

Frequently Asked Questions

If you would like SDG&E to stop adjusting your thermostat settings you must email SDG&E at [email protected] or call our Energy Savings Call Center at 1-800-644-6133.  

By registering your thermostat, you'll receive $50 on up to four thermostats. In order to receive the incentive, all thermostats must be registered at the same time. Some businesses with higher energy use may qualify for more than four thermostats. Check on whether or not your business qualifies for more than four thermostats by emailing us at [email protected] or calling the Energy Saving's Call Center at 1-800-644-6133.  

Honeywell: Honeywell Home T-series (T5, T6, T9, T10) or the Round Smart Thermostat or Honeywell Home Total Connect Comfort FocusPRO, VisionPRO, or Wi-Fi series.

Ecobee: Ecobee3, ecobee3 lite, ecobee4, ecobee Smart Thermostat with voice control. 

Google-Nest: All Google-Nest thermostat models are eligible for the program.

Emerson: Emerson Sensi Smart

If you have additional questions regarding the program, eligibility or qualifying for more than four thermostats, email SDG&E at [email protected] or call our Energy Savings Call Center at 1-800-644-6133

If you’re interested in other programs that can help your business save energy and money, visit sdge.com/business/save-energy-and-money

*Limit 4 thermostats total per business. Businesses with higher energy demand may qualify for more. A minimum of one year program participation commitment required. This program is funded by California utility customers and administered by SDG&E under the auspices of the California Public Utilities Commission.