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 - and 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 (AE), 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 your business 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 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.

Step 4 - You're approved

You’ll receive a welcome letter with the signed contract.

Third-Party Aggregators

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.

Voltus represents the "potential of us" to better manage energy through simple, cost-free energy management products.  You can generate more cash through our industry-leading energy experts delivering innovative demand response solutions with you. 

2443 Fillmore Street #380-3427
San Francisco, CA 94115

Contact: Matt Hepworth
Phone: 208-841-0213
Email: [email protected]



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.  

4433 Genesee St. Suite 401
Buffalo, NY 14225

Contact: Maya Walczyk
Phone: 716-906-5232
Email: [email protected]

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