Permanent Load Shifting

Thank you for visiting the Permanent Load Shifting Program. Due to the number of applications received, program funding has been exhausted and we are unable to approve additional applications.  We anticipate program funding may be available again beginning January 1, 2017.

Earn an incentive to help offset the initial investment in a mature Thermal Energy Storage system. By storing energy that is produced for cooling when energy costs are lower (off-peak), and then distributing that stored, cooled air during on-peak periods, you can save money on your bill.

SDG&E’s Permanent Load Shifting program requires you to shift energy use for cooling during the summer peak hours to off-peak hours. These incentives are open to all SDG&E customers. To be eligible you must:

  • Be on a Time-of-Use (TOU) rate
  • Have an SDG&E smart meter or an approved interval meter

How to Apply

  • Please complete the Permanent Load Shifting application (doc)
  • Review the program handbook (pdf) for more information


Call the Energy Savings Center at 1-800-644-6133 or e-mail: