Aggregator Managed Portfolio (AMP)
Aggregator Managed Portfolio (AMP) is an aggregator managed program that operates with Day-Ahead and Day-Of options and runs May 1st thru October 31st, but is promoted year-round. There are currently five aggregators participating in AMP for 2013-2014. At this time the AMP program is closed to new aggregators.
Each aggregator is responsible for designing their demand response program as well as customer acquisition, marketing, sales, retention, support, and event notification tactics.
Each aggregator offers its own program options.
Each aggregator has a contractual curtailment level specified for each month. This curtailment comes from their portfolio of customers.
Capacity and energy payments vary with each aggregator. Aggregators pay incentives to their customers based on their own agreement between aggregator and customer.
The aggregators are penalized if they fail to deliver their committed load reductions. The penalties vary based on the shortfall, with larger penalties for larger shortfalls. Aggregators determine compensation and/or penalties for their participating customers.
AMP may be called for an event when PG&E expects the dispatch of electric supply resources with implied heat rates of 15,000 BTU/kWh or greater, and/or when PG&E, in its sole discretion, anticipates conditions or situations that may impact the electric system.
Each aggregator offers different products depending on their contract. Products offered:
|Product||Type of Product||Notification Period||Delivery Point|
|A||Day-Of With Local Dispatch||No less than 30 minutes in advance of first hour PG&E has noticed as a DR event||Any one or more LCA|
|B||Day-Ahead with Local Dispatch||No later than 3:00 p.m. PT, on the day before the operating day for which PG&E has noticed a DR event||Any one or more LCA|
|C||Day-Of||No less than 30 minutes in advance of first hour PG&E has noticed as a DR event||System-wide|
|D||Day-Ahead||No later than 3:00 p.m. PT, on the day before the operating day for which PG&E has noticed a DR event||System-wide|
Minimum of four (4) hours, Maximum of six (6) hours, not to exceed 80 hours per year. The program also allows for up to two test events per contract year, with a minimum duration per test of two (2) hours.
Weekdays excluding holidays (11:00 a.m. -7:00 p.m.)
To participate in AMP, customers must meet the following criteria:
- Have an Interval Meter (MV90 or SmartMeter™).
- Be on a commercial, industrial, or agricultural rate schedule.
- Be a Bundled, Direct Access (DA), Community Choice Aggregation (CCA), partial standby, Net metered, or Auto DR customer.
Customers not eligible to participate in the AMP program:
- Customers receiving electric power from WAPA or other 3rd parties that are not DA or CCA.
- Customers that are full standby.
- Customers on residential rate schedules.
- Customers on NEMCCSF rate schedule.
- AMP customers on the Day-Ahead product may also participate in PG&E’s E-OBMC program.
- AMP customers on the Day-Of product may also participate in PG&E’s Peak Day Pricing (PDP), E-DBP or E-SLRP programs.
No minimum demand load requirement.
Interval data recording meter (MV90 or SmartMeter™) is required for participation. For Bundled Service and CCA Service SA’s with a maximum demand of >200 kW or greater for three consecutive months in the past 12 billing months, PG&E will provide and install the metering and communication equipment at no cost to the customer. For customers whose maximum billed demand has not exceeded the requirements, the customer of aggregator may request to pay for the interval MV90 data recording meter.
Listed below are PG&E’s qualified aggregators for the AMP program:
|Alternative Energy Resources, Inc. c/o Comverge, Inc.||39899 Balentine Dr.|
Newark, CA 94560
|Constellation Energy||350 South Grand Avenue|
Los Angeles, CA 90071
|(714) 878-7102||(714) 200-0878|
|EnergyConnect||901 Campisi Way|
Campbell, CA 95008
|Energy Curtailment Specialists, Inc.||601 Van Ness Ave.|
San Francisco, CA 94102
|EnerNOC, Inc.||275 Sacramento Street|
San Francisco, CA 94111
|(415) 343-9500||(415) 227-1645|
Contact your PG&E Customer Relationship Manager or PG&E’s Business Customer Service Center at