Monthly Bill Credits with the Base Interruptible Program
The Base Interruptible Program (BIP) offers a monthly bill credit to businesses that commit to reducing energy to a minimum pre-determined level when requested. Monthly credits of up to $6.30 per kW are available.
Businesses with the best chance of success on this program are ones that, during activation, can reduce their electric load by 15% of their monthly average peak demand - a minimum of 100 kilowatts (kW).To maximize your savings potential, we'll develop a load reduction plan by helping to determine the number of kilowatts you'll be able to reduce during an activation.
Please note, if your business does not hit your preset amount during an activation, there is a penalty (see "Bill & Penalty Amounts" below). On average, this program is activated once per year.
How to Sign Up
You can sign up with SDG&E or through a third-party Demand Response Aggregator. New customers are enrolled on the 1st of every month.
Step 1 - Contact us
Step 2 - Develop a load reduction plan
Once we confirm that your business is eligible, we'll help to develop a load reduction plan by determining how much energy you can reduce.
Step 3 - Fill out enrollment documents
Please fill out and submit the following documents:
- BIP Contract
- The insurance declaration
- Load Reduction Plan/Firm Service Level - Make sure you discuss the best way to submit this with your Account Executive or Base Interruptible Program/Demand Response program manager.
Email all completed documents to your Account Executive or [email protected]. After we review the documentation we'll contact you to schedule a pre-enrollment test event. All test events are completed through our authorized contractor PL Energy.
Step 4 - You're approved
You’ll receive a welcome letter with the signed contract.
If you would like to participate in BIP through a third-party aggregator and not SDG&E, you can use one of the following:
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San Francisco, CA 94115
The ultimate win-win energy solution, demand response programs benefit all energy users. NRG Curtailment Solutions will work with your organization to recommend specific reduction strategies as well as provide real-time training and support so your facilities can maximize each program's market benefits.
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Buffalo, NY 14225
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