Save the Day Programs for Your Home

We offer programs that can help your home save energy and you save money.  Check them out below.

We install an AC Saver device on your HVAC unit and when conservation is needed, we activate the device to cycle your air.  You get an annual credit on your bill based on the amount cycled. 

Season: April - October
Lead Time: Notification through the cycling of the AC unit 
Activations:  Up to 80 hours per year, 24 hours per month, 3 consecutive days max, No less than 2 hours but no more than 4 consecutive hours per day
 

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You  give us permission to adjust your home thermostat remotely when a Reduce Your Use or AC Saver Day is called.

Season: Depends on your rate. Click “Learn More” for additional information.
Lead Time: Afternoon before the event
Activations: Up to 18 times per year (if on a TOU rate). Up to 80 hours per year (on the AC Saver Day Ahead Program).

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Home Pricing Options

Another way to reduce your costs is through our residential pricing plans.  Lower your energy use during certain times of the day or when we activate a Reduce Your Use day and save.   

To see what pricing plans your home qualifies for, visit sdge.com/myaccount.

For more information on these pricing plan options , visit our home pricing plan options.

 

Electric Rule 32

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

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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AutoGrid

AutoGrid

As a non-residential or residential customer, easily participate in demand response using your building system, smart thermostats, smart plugs, lighting, EVs, batteries, or any of your devices. Save energy and receive payments throughout the year with AutoGrid patented technology.

Provider Type: Commercial/Residential

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FAQ

When a call for energy conservation is issued, it means that a Save the Day Event  has been activated.  Depending on how much energy conservation is needed to stabilize the grid, any or all of the programs may each call their own program event (please refer to information on each program above to better understand the requirements).

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 heat waves, 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 we call a  Save the Day Event there is a need for energy conservation just within our territory. Customers  who have volunteered to reduce or shift electricity use on certain days can receive financial incentives for meeting "program specific" Save the Day Event criteria.  If the criteria is not met, there are penalties.  

Make sure the right person at your business is signed up to receive notifications and alerts from SDG&E when event days occur. You can sign up for event notifications by logging into My Account and clicking on "Alerts and Subscriptions". SDG&E’s home page also contains notifications indicating which program's Event Days have been activated.

Auto Demand Response is technology enabled equipment and controls that can help streamline energy management and allow businesses 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.

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.