Save the Day Biz

If you've got the ability to reduce your business's energy use, we've got lots of financial incentives.


AC Saver (Summer Saver) Program

We 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.  Learn more.

Base Interruptible Program (BIP)

If your business can reduce energy on certain days, you may receive lower electricity costs. When SDG&E calls for conservation, you choose how much electricity you can reduce. It could lead to annual savings of up to $7,500.  Learn more

Capacity Bidding Program 

Your business decides how much energy it can shed on certain days when energy conservation is needed. If your business can respond you receive incentive payments. Learn more.

Smart Thermostat Program

When your business purchases an approved smart thermostat and signs up for this program, we’ll give you $50 off the thermostat for allowing us to remotely adjust your settings when there is a call for energy conservation. This can be applied up to four thermostats per business. Learn more.  

Technology Incentives Program

Provides your business with incentives to purchase and install fully automated energy management systems at your facilities. Not only does your business get a deal on equipment but it can save money on energy for years to come. Learn more


Business Pricing Options

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

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

For more information on these pricing plan options , visit our pricing plan options for business page.

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


CPower is a demand-side energy management service provider who creates value through financial rewards for the customer and reliability for the grid. They provide custom solutions that helps customers  save on energy costs, earn revenue through energy curtailment, support grid reliability and achieve sustainability goals.  CPower has experience in serving customers across numerous industries including commercial, industrial, government, healthcare and education. 

Provider Type:  Commercial

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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

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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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Stem energy


Stem’s unique artificial intelligence for energy storage, Athena™, delivers the benefits of DR without disruption by automatically responding to events and shifting energy use away from the most expensive times. As a member of Stem’s network—the world’s largest—achieve real-time energy optimization with guaranteed cost savings, rewards for grid support, and no capital outlay.

Provider Type: Commercial

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When a call for energy conservation is issued, it can trigger one or many 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 Pricing Days are called.  Reduce Your Use days effect customers on TOU-Plus rates or those who participate in certain residential incentive programs.  Critical Peak Pricing days effect customers on a CPP-D rates or those who participate in certain business incentive programs.   

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 a Reduce Your Use Day is called  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" Reduce Your Use 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.