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 $10.80 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

If your business has  an Account Executive, please contact them first.  If you don’t have an AE, you can reach a Program Manager at  1-866-377-4735 or via email [email protected].

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:

  1. BIP Contract
  2. The insurance declaration
  3. 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 ASW.

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:

Voltus, Inc.

542B Presidio Blvd
San Francisco, CA 94129

Contact: Emily Orvis
Phone: 703-785-8269
Email: [email protected]


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