Demand Response for Your Home

SDG&E offers a range of Demand Response programs that provide financial incentives to residential customers who can conserve or shift energy use during times of high demand. By participating, you support the energy grid, benefit the environment and save money!

Demand Response for Home

Demand Response Programs

High summer temperatures can increase the demand for energy. When you participate in a Demand Response Program and reduce your energy use, you help to avoid power outages and maintain a reliable power grid for all Californians. You also benefit the environment by helping to defer or reduce the need to construct new power plants and transmission infrastructure. And best of all, you can earn rewards.

Find a program that fits the needs of your needs, and sign up for a Demand Response Program today.

Demand Response Programs from SDG&E 

SDG&E will reward you up to $70 when you purchase an approved smart thermostat and sign up for the Smart Thermostat program. 

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SDG&E installs an AC Saver device on your air conditioning unit. Then you get an annual bill credit based on the total amount of air cycled during the year.   

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Earn a credit on your monthly energy bill if you can reduce your energy on certain days when there is high demand on the energy grid. 

When you sign up for Power Saver Rewards, you can earn a credit on your monthly energy bill if you can reduce your energy on certain days when there is high demand on the energy grid.

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Sign up for a Demand Response Program with SDG&E, or choose to participate with a third-party provider.

Demand Response Electric Rule 32

Electric Rule 32 gives you the option to participate in Demand Response programs offered by third-party Demand Response Providers.   

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Third Party Demand Response Providers Under Rule 32

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Save energy. Get paid. Join OhmConnect’s free service to earn weekly payments for saving energy. Receive text or email notifications when it’s time to save, and connect smart devices to fully automate your OhmConnect experience.

Provider Type: Commercial/Residential

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 Leap offers partners with flexible load or batteries to provide their customers with incentives to automatically participate in events during the year.

Provider Type:  Commercial/Residential

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Enel X

Enel X JuiceBox EV charger owners can earn cash for smart charging their EV. Maximize the use of cleaner, cheaper electricity and contribute to a more reliable grid for all with Enel X's JuicePoints Program. 

Provider Type: Residential

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Know the Details of Your Pricing Plan

As summer temperatures rise, it’s important to know when you should conserve or shift energy use. If your pricing plan includes Reduce Your Use event days, prepare for on-peak and event day hours (4 – 9 p.m.) to reduce your energy use when activation is called.  

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Frequently Asked Questions

When a call for energy conservation is issued, it can trigger one or more incentive programs, depending on how much energy conservation is needed to stabilize the grid.  Typically, when larger conservation is needed, events called Reduce Your Use or Critical Peak Pricing Event Days are called. 

Time-of-Use Plus pricing plans are available for both commercial and residential customers and include Reduce Your Use Event Days.

Critical Peak Pricing plan is available to our commercial customers and includes Critical Peak Pricing Event Days.

Sign into My Account and make sure that the right person at your home or business is signed up to receive notifications and alerts from SDG&E.

Demand Response is a call for conservation by SDG&E and can provide financial incentives to those customers who are enrolled in a Demand Response Program and volunteer to reduce or shift electricity use during peak periods in response to a call for energy conservation.

Auto Demand Response is technology-enabled equipment and controls that can help streamline energy management and allow our business customers to participate in a Demand Response program automatically. If you’re looking for a program that specializes in Auto Demand Response, check out our Technology Incentives Program.

A Flex Alert  is a statewide call for consumers to voluntarily conserve electricity when there is an anticipated shortage of energy supply, especially if the grid operator needs to use reserves to maintain grid integrity. A Flex Alert is issued by the California ISO, a nonprofit, public benefit corporation, which manages the flow of electricity along the high-voltage electric grid for 80 percent of California.

A Reduce Your Use Event Day is called when there is a local need for energy conservation. Customers who are enrolled in a Time-of-Use Plus pricing plan can volunteer to reduce or shift electricity use on certain days and receive financial incentives for meeting "program specific" Reduce Your Use criteria.  If the criteria is not met, there may be penalties. 

A Public Safety Power Shut Off (PSPS) is called by SDG&E during extreme weather or wildfire conditions. There may be a need to turn off power in order to keep communities safe.