Earn Rewards for Saving Energy with
the Capacity Bidding Program

The Capacity Bidding Program provides businesses the opportunity to receive financial incentives for participation in a Demand Response event. Choose how much energy your business can commit to shift and help ease the strain on the electrical grid.

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.

CBP events can occur in the months of May through October. When your business enrolls in CBP, you determine how much energy your business can commit to reducing during an event.

Most businesses will work with a third-party aggregator to determine how much energy they can commit. If your business successfully meets your goal on an event day, you may be eligible to receive a financial reward.  Your Aggregator will determine what your financial reward will be.

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

Most businesses can sign up for the Capacity Bidding Program through one of our third-party Demand Response aggregators. Businesses who self-aggregate can also work directly with SDG&E to manage their CBP participation.


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. 


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]

Enel X

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

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.

More Information

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

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