Demand Response for Your Home

Let us help you get summer ready. If you can lower your energy use during certain times of the day or when a call for energy conservation is needed, we have a program or pricing plan for you. Create a plan and prepare for higher energy bills as we head into what is expected to be another hot summer.

Demand Response

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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Demand Response Programs

Summer just got cool 

Rising summer temperatures mean many will be turning to air conditioning. This puts a lot of strain on the electric grid.  If your lifestyle allows you to reduce energy consumption during times of high demand, we have a financial incentive program for you. 

By participating in a Demand Response Program, you're helping to keep the power grid reliable for all Californians. By conserving energy together, we can help to avoid power outages and even support lower greenhouse emissions. Summer is hot. Do something cool for your community and the environment. The extra savings on your bill won’t hurt, either.

When you purchase an approved smart thermostat and sign up for this program, you can get up to $70 for registering your thermostat and  allowing us to remotely adjust your settings when there is a call for energy conservation.

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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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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

Ohmconnect

OhmConnect

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

 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

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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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Looking for more ways to save?

Check out our energy savings tips at sdge.com/summer .

Frequently Asked Questions

When a call for energy conservation is issued, it can trigger one or more different incentive programs, depending on how much energy conservation is needed to stabilize the grid.  Typically when larger conservation is needed, events called Reduce Your Days or Critical Peak Event Days are called.  Reduce Your Use Event Days affect business and residential customers on a Time-of-Use TOU-Plus pricing plan Critical Peak Pricing Event Days affect business customers on a Time-of-Use CPP-D pricing plan.

 

Flex Alerts are a statewide call for energy conservation and are issued by the California Independent System Operator (ISO). The ISO is a nonprofit, public benefit corporation that manages the flow of electricity across the high-voltage, long-distance power lines that make up 80 percent of California’s and a small part of Nevada’s power grid. Flex Alerts can be triggered by heatwaves, when power use outstrips electricity supply, unplanned power plant outages, or during fires that cause transmission line overloads, losses or limitations. Flex Alerts are posted on the ISO website, social media, sent by email and text to consumers who sign up for notifications, and the media is notified. 

When a Reduce Your Use Day is called, there is a need for energy conservation within our territory. Customers  who have volunteered to reduce or shift electricity use on certain days can receive financial incentives for meeting "program specific" Reduce Your Use criteria.  If the criteria is not met, there may be penalties.  

Make sure the right person at your home or business is signed up to receive notifications and alerts from SDG&E when event days occur.


Demand Response is a call for conservation by SDG&E and can provide financial incentives to those customers who volunteer) to reduce or shift electricity use during peak periods in response to time-based rates and can provide a financial incentive for doing so.

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.