Demand Response for Your Home

If you can lower or shift your energy use during certain times of the day, we have a Demand Response program or pricing plan for you. You can even get paid for reducing how much energy you use, while helping protect the environment.

Demand Response for Home

Demand Response Programs

High energy demand puts a lot of strain on the electric grid. By participating in a Demand Response Program, you're helping keep the power grid reliable for all Californians, avoid power outages and the construction of new power plants, even lower greenhouse emissions. You’ll be rewarded, too!

When you purchase an approved smart thermostat, register it and sign up for the Smart Thermostat program, you can get up to $70.

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When you sign up for this program, we’ll install an AC Saver device on your air conditioning unit.  When energy conservation is needed, we activate the device to cycle your air.  You get an annual bill credit based on the total amount cycled during the year. 

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Earn a bill credit on your monthly energy bill while contributing to a healthier environment. Find out if you're eligible for this new program and more information on how to earn while you save.

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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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Manage Your Energy Bill with the Right Pricing Plan

Being on the right pricing plan for your lifestyle can add up to real savings on your energy bill, especially if you can shift your energy use. If you can lower your energy use away from the on-peak hours of 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. or when a Reduce your Use Day call for energy conservation is needed you can take advantage of savings.   

You can learn more about our pricing plan options or see which pricing plans are available for your home. 

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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.