Many PG&E business customers have already discovered how easy it is to participate in and benefit from our demand response programs. Here are examples of various businesses describing what they are doing to help reduce their electrical loads during hot summer days while participating in PG&E’s demand response programs. You may be doing some of these measures already without the benefit of being on a demand response program.
In the summer of 2009, Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) conducted two pilot demonstrations to identify the business and technical resources necessary to integrate retail demand response with California Independent System Operator’s (CAISO) Market Redesign and Technology Upgrade (MRTU). The two pilots focused on the evaluation of two possible segments that may be used as supply-side resources, and compete against other resource generation in the wholesale markets. The two segments are as follows:
By order of the CPUC, the monthly ILP Report provides updates here on key metrics for PG&E's demand response programs.