Winter savings tips for your business

This winter don’t let the cold sneak up on your energy bill. We’re here for you with energy-saving programs and tips to help keep your business’s energy costs low – and that makes all the difference for your bottom line.

Winter Savings for Business

Manage Your Energy Bill with the Right Pricing Plan

We're invested in the success of our SDG&E business customers. As seasons change, so can your energy use, and being on the right pricing plan can make a big difference in your bottom line. Can you shift your energy use, or do you own an electric vehicle? If your business is on a pricing plan with event days, make sure you know the on-peak and event day hours. Whether you are a startup or an established business, we have a plan that fits your needs.

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Demand Response Programs

Winter Savings

Lower temperatures mean many will be turning to heating devices. This puts a lot of strain on the electric grid.  By participating in a Demand Response Program, you're helping keep the power grid reliable for all Californians, avoid power outages and the construction of new power plants, even lower greenhouse emissions. You can get rewarded, too! 

Purchase an approved smart thermostat and sign up for our Smart Thermostat Program. We’ll give you $50 off the thermostat for allowing us to remotely adjust your settings when energy conservation is needed. This can be applied up to four thermostats per business. 

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By participating in the AC Saver Program, we install an AC Saver device on your air conditioning unit. When energy conservation is needed, we activate the device to cycle your air on and off. You get an annual bill credit based on the total amount cycled during the year. 

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The Technology Incentives Program provides qualifying businesses with an incentive to purchase and install fully automated energy management systems at their facilities. This can help your business save money all year!

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The Base Interruptible Program provides a monthly bill credit to businesses that commit to reducing their energy consumption to a predetermined level when energy demand is high and supply is low or during an emergency situation. 

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Make a monthly pledge to reduce your energy use and save with the Capacity Bidding Program. When energy conservation is needed, receive an incentive payment for meeting your pledge goal.

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Sign up for a Demand Response Program with SDG&E or choose to participate with a third-party provider.

Third-Party Demand Response Providers

Demand Response Electric Rule 32

Electric Rule 32 gives you the option to participate in demand response programs offered by third-party Demand Response Providers.  

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Third Party Demand Response Providers Under Rule 32

CPower

CPower is a demand-side energy management service provider who creates value through financial rewards for the customer and reliability for the grid. They provide custom solutions that helps customers  save on energy costs, earn revenue through energy curtailment, support grid reliability and achieve sustainability goals.  CPower has experience in serving customers across numerous industries including commercial, industrial, government, healthcare and education. 

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Leap

Leap offers partners with flexible load or batteries to provide their customers with incentives to automatically participate in events during the year.

Provider Type:  Commercial

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Ohmconnect

OhmConnect

Save energy. Get paid. Join OhmConnect’s free service to earn weekly payments for saving energy. Receive text or email notifications when it’s time to save, and connect smart devices to fully automate your OhmConnect experience.

Provider Type: Commercial/Residential

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Stem energy

Stem

Stem’s unique artificial intelligence for energy storage, Athena™, delivers the benefits of DR without disruption by automatically responding to events and shifting energy use away from the most expensive times. As a member of Stem’s network—the world’s largest—achieve real-time energy optimization with guaranteed cost savings, rewards for grid support, and no capital outlay.

Provider Type: Commercial

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Energy-saving tips for your business

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Adjust your thermostat

When you’re in the office, set your thermostat as low as is comfortable. At night or when you’re out, turn it back up 10-15 degrees to save about 10% a year.

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Upgrade your lighting

Using LED lighting could help your business save year-round, especially if you’re decorating the office for the holidays. Occupancy sensors can also help you optimize your energy use in areas without much traffic.

Power Down

Power down

Switch off or power down your electronic devices on unused equipment when not in use. Turning off one computer and monitor nightly and on weekends can save up to $80 a year – savings like these could really add up!

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Weatherize your business

Weather strip and caulk drafty doors and windows to keep in the heat when you need it most. Insulating your business can also help keep the heat or cool air in year-round.

Tune your HVAC

Tune your HVAC

Just as a tune-up for your car can improve your gas mileage, a yearly tune-up of your heating and cooling system can improve efficiency and comfort.

Shift your use

Maintain and repair

The winter season can be a great time to get to all those “energy-leaks” fixed or upgrade your facilities to be more energy-efficient.

Tools to help you save energy this season

When you sign into My Account you can view the different tools in the Notifications and Alerts section to help your business be successful.  

Get Bill Alerts
Get Bill Alerts

Keep track of your energy use and costs by signing up for email or text alerts.

Outages and Gas Leaks

Outages and Gas Leaks

Know when there's an outage, gas leak or emergency near you by signing up for alerts.

Billing and Account Updates

Billing and Account Updates

Avoid surprises on your bills by tracking your usage and setting up a spending goal.

Winter safety tips for your business

Safety should come first every season. Here are some helpful safety tips for your business. Visit our safety page for more business-safety tips and information on everything from gas safety, powerline safety and more.

 

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Carbon monoxide

Install a carbon monoxide detector in your home, check the battery annually and replace the detector every five years to ensure it's working.

 

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Prevent a fire

Keep electric heaters a safe distance from furniture, blankets and other objects which might catch fire.
 

 

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Don't overload outlets

When lighting for the holidays, always replace damaged light cords and broken sockets, instead of trying to repair them and try not to overload electrical outlets.

 

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Watch out for hidden damage

Keep electrical cords away from heat sources, pedestrian traffic, and do not place them under rugs or mats where damage can go unnoticed. 
 

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Programs to Help You Save
Programs to help you save

Looking for more ways to save energy or money? Check out the different options based on your business needs. 

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Resources For Builders
Resources for builders, developers and contractors

Find resources and self-service tools for more efficient project application and management.

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Explore Electric Vehicles for Your Business

Power Your Drive for Fleets

Save money, eliminate tailpipe emissions, and simplify maintenance by transitioning to an electric fleet.

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