Earn Rewards for Saving Energy with
the Capacity Bidding Program

Choose how much energy your business can commit to reducing during a Demand Response event. You’ll be eligible to receive financial incentives and help ease strain on the electrical grid when demand is high.

Capacity Bidding Program

How It Works

When the grid is experiencing unusually high demand for electricity, electric supplies are low or a grid emergency is declared, participants of the Capacity Bidding program (CBP) will be called upon to reduce their energy usage.

When your business enrolls in CBP, you determine when to participate and how much energy your business can commit to reducing on a CBP event day. If your business successfully meets your goal on an event day, you may be eligible to receive a financial reward.

A CBP event may take place during the months of May through October. You have choices on how to participate, and you can work with SDG&E or an aggregator to determine the best participation option for your business.

Program Eligibility

This program is available to non-residential bundled customers including those being billed on a utility commercial, industrial or agricultural rate schedule. It is also available to Direct Access (“DA”) and Community Choice Aggregation (“CCA”) customers. 

How to Sign Up

Sign up for the Capacity Bidding program with SDG&E or through one of our third-party Demand Response aggregators. 


Enroll with SDG&E

  1. Contact Us: Email [email protected] or call 1-866-377-4735, and SDG&E’s Capacity Bidding program team can confirm your businesses eligibility. For businesses with an Account Executive (AE), please contact them first.
  2. Submit and review documents: Once all documents are received, SDG&E will review and contact you to provide access to the portal for entering your nominations and schedule training.
  3. You're approved: You’ll receive an email with additional program information.


Enroll with a Third-Party Demand Response Aggregator

You can choose to participate in the Capacity Bidding program by contacting one of the third-party Demand Response aggregators listed below. You can work with your aggregator to determine how much energy your business can reduce during a Capacity Bidding event.


111 Market Place, Suite 201
Baltimore, MD 21202
Phone: 1-844-276-9371
West Region Sales 



2443 Fillmore St. #380-34327
San Francisco, CA 94115
Phone: 1-415-463-4236
Jared Satrom
[email protected]

Siemens Industry, Inc.

9225 Bee Caves Rd. Building B, Suite 100 
Austin, TX 78733
Rita Trevino
[email protected]


2901 West Coast Highway
Newport Beach, CA 92663
Phone: 1-949-734-0043
Emily McPhail
[email protected]

Enel X

100 Brickstone Square #300
Andover, MA 01810
Phone: 1-860-908-8480
Christopher Bradbury
[email protected]

More Information

For more information, call our Energy Savings Center at 1-866-377-4735 or email [email protected].

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