SDG&E Programs that Reward Your Business for Reducing Energy Use
We offer various programs that can help your business save energy and money. Reduce your energy use during peak grid days and enjoy lower pricing options and incentives. You’ll also be helping the power grid. It’s a win/win.
Business Pricing Options
Another way to reduce your costs is through our business pricing plans. Lower your energy use during certain times of the day or when we activate a Reduce Your Use day and save. For more information visit:
Large Businesses: Critical Peak Pricing (CPP-D)
Small/Medium Businesses: Time of Use Pricing Plus (TOU Plus)
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Demand Response FAQ
When a call for energy conservation is issued, it means that a Demand Response Event Day has been activated. Depending on how much energy conservation is needed to stabilize the grid any, or all, of the programs may each call their own program Event day (please refer to the chart above to better understand the requirements for each program).
Flex Alerts are a statewide call for energy conservation and are issued by the California Independent System Operator (ISO). The ISO is a nonprofit, public benefit corporation that manages the flow of electricity across the high-voltage, long-distance power lines that make up 80 percent of California’s and a small part of Nevada’s power grid. Flex Alerts can be triggered by heat waves, when power use outstrips electricity supply, unplanned power plant outages, or during fires that cause transmission line overloads, losses or limitations. Flex Alerts are posted on the ISO website, social media, sent by email and text to consumers who sign up for notifications, and the media is notified.
A Demand Response Event Day is called by SDG&E and is a call for energy conservation by our customers who have volunteered to reduce or shift electricity use during peak periods in response to time-based rates. Customers can receive a financial incentive for meeting the “program specific” Event Day criteria. However, customers that don’t meet their “program specific” set criteria are penalized.
Make sure the right person at your business is signed up to receive notifications and alerts from SDG&E when event days occur. You can sign up for event notifications by logging into My Account and clicking on Alerts and Subscriptions. SDG&E’s home page also contains notifications indicating which Program Event Days have been activated.
Auto Demand Response is technology enabled equipment and controls that can help streamline energy management and allow businesses to participate in a Demand Response program automatically. If you’re looking for a program that specializes in Auto Demand Response check out our Technology Incentives Program.
Demand Response is a call for conservation by SDG&E and can provide financial incentives to those customers who volunteer) to reduce or shift electricity use during peak periods in response to time-based rates and can provide a financial incentive for doing so.