Our Smart Thermostat Program can help "Save the Day"

Smart thermostats are a great way for your business to save energy and money. They can be adjusted remotely, allowing your business to optimize its system performance, run energy-efficient schedules and have greater control

When you participate in our Smart Thermostat Program, we adjust your thermostat(s) remotely when a Reduce Your Use (RYU), Critical Peak Pricing (CPP) or AC Saver (Day Ahead) day is called.  These days are called when energy reduction is needed.   

How the Program Works

  • If you’re on a CPP-D rate, your thermostat will be adjusted when a CPP day is called from 2 p.m. – 6 p.m.  CPP days can be called all year long, but typically occur between May – October.
  • If you’re on a Time of Use Plus rate, your thermostat will be adjusted when a RYU day is called from 2 p.m. – 6 p.m.  RYU days can be called all year long, but typically occur between May – October.
  • If you’re on a different rate, but participate in the AC Saver (Day Ahead) program, your thermostat will be adjusted when an AC Saver (Day Ahead) day is called between 12 p.m. – 9 p.m. The adjustment will only last 2 to 4 hours. AC Saver days only occur between April – October.

If you’re not sure what rate you’re on, please visit sdge.com/myaccount.  

Program Information

  • You'll receive a day-ahead advanced notification before the event day is called.
  • Your thermostat will be adjusted for no more than 4 hours.
  • You may opt-out of the setting adjustment for the day if you cannot participate.
  • If you can participate, you'll reduce the amount of energy you use, in turn, saving money during these peak hours. 
  • If you’re on a CPP-D or TOU Plus rate and opt-out that day, you'll pay a higher rate for that time period. Those participating in the AC Saver (Day Ahead) program will not pay a higher rate if they opt-out.
  • We'll not call more than 18 RYU or 18 CPP days in a calendar year.  AC Saver (Day Ahead) has a limit of 80 hours per year.

Eligibility Requirements

  • Your business must be on a Smart Meter.

  • Your business must have a  central air conditioner controlled by qualified smart thermostat.
  • Your business must be enrolled in CPP-D or TOU Plus pricing plan, or participate in the AC Saver (Day Ahead) program.
  • Your business cannot be enrolled in the AC Saver (Summer Saver) program.

If your interested in upcoming thermostat programs, visit sdge.com/thermostats to join our interest list.

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