Get Rewarded for Saving Energy
with the Capacity Bidding Program

Choose how much your business can commit to reducing energy usage on Capacity Bidding Program (CBP) events. If you meet your nomination, you’ll be helping ease strain on the electrical grid when demand is high, prevent power outages, protect the environment and more—all while earning incentives.

Capacity Bidding

How It Works

Your business can make a monthly pledge to reduce your energy use and save.  When electric supplies are expected to be low, we’ll call on you to reduce your consumption by the amount you pledged at the beginning of the previous month. If your pledge goal is met, you’ll receive an incentive for performance on top of your monthly pledge incentive. 

During the months of May through October an activation may occur, but the program is promoted year-round. To be prepared for an activation you can sign up to receive notifications based on the way that you choose to participate in the program. With our Day-Ahead Option you get a notification to reduce energy by 5 p.m. the day prior to the event and with the Day – Of Option you get a notification to reduce energy 40 minutes prior to the start of the event.

The Capacity Bidding Program (CBP) is managed by aggregators including customer acquisition, marketing sales, retention, support and event notification tactics. Even with numerous aggregators already participating in CBP, enrollment is open for new aggregators.

Plan 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. New customers are enrolled promptly upon receiving the enrollment forms and participation is annual.

 

Enroll with SDG&E

  1. Contact Us: SDG&E’s Capacity Bidding Program Manager will confirm that your business is eligible to participate via email at [email protected] or phone at 1-866-377-4735 or for businesses with an Account Executive (AE), please contact them first.
  2. Complete enrollment documents: Fill out and submit the following documents via email to [email protected] or to your Account Executive.
    •  CBP Customer Contract
    • Sign form 142-05303 Customer Attestation of Prohibited Resources
    • Sign Add/Delete form
  3. Review: SDG&E will review the documentation and contact you to discuss getting you access to the portal for entering your nominations and schedule training.
  4. You're approved: You’ll receive a welcome letter with the signed contract.

 

Enroll with a Third-Party Demand Response Aggregator

You may participate in Capacity Bidding through a third-party demand response aggregator. An aggregator is a commercial entity that provides demand response services and is appointed by the customer to assist with creating a demand response strategy to reduce their electric load. 

Engie

4151 Burton Drive
Santa Clara, CA 95054
Phone: 1-408-669-4277 ext. 1014
Michael Laine
[email protected]

Enersponse

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

IPKeys Power Partners, LLC

 16855 W. Bernardo Drive, Ste 350
San Diego, CA 92127
DR Sales
[email protected]

NRG Curtailment
Solutions, Inc. 

4433 Genesee St., Suite 401
Buffalo, NY 14225
Phone: 1-716-906-5231
Maya Walczyk
[email protected]

GridPoint, Inc.

1911 Freedom Dr., Suite 850
Reston, VA 20190
Phone: 1-619-846-2135
Andrew Hammen
[email protected]

CPower

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

 [email protected]

Siemens Industry, Inc.

9225 Bee Caves Rd Building B, Suite 100 
Austin, TX 78733
Rita Trevino
1-512-483-1519
[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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Capacity Bidding Program Tariff
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