Adjust your energy usage and save or earn money

PG&E and contracted Third Party programs offer programs for customers to save or earn money by adjusting energy usage. Participation also helps balance the electric grid without producing emissions.

What are my options for participating?

Sign up for a PG&E program or select a program from another demand response provider. Note that some private companies contract with PG&E, while others are independent.

Peak Day Pricing

Get discounted rates throughout the year, except during nine to 15 “events” (four-hour blocks) when the electric system is strained and rates are higher. Events typically occur on the hottest days of summer.

Learn more about Peak Day Pricing

Base Interruptible Program

For customers with an average maximum demand of at least 100 kW, earn a monthly incentive for reducing energy consumption to prescribed levels when called upon. Enroll directly with PG&E or with a PG&E Third Party program.

Learn more about the Base Interruptible Program

Capacity Bidding Program

Work with PG&E Third Party programs to create a plan that allows you more flexibility in deciding how you can earn incentives by reducing your energy usage when called upon.

Learn more about the Capacity Bidding Program

Third Party Programs

These private companies contract with PG&E. Visit each company’s website for details on their incentive programs.

Demand Response Pilot Programs

Automated Demand Response

When you enroll in select energy incentive programs, you'll also be eligible for equipment rebates and added incentives through Automated Demand Response.

Visit Automated Demand Response

Other PG&E programs

Additional programs

Electric Rule 24 provides PG&E electricity customers the opportunity to enroll in demand response programs offered by third-party Demand Response Providers, including those listed above. Under Rule 24, customers are not allowed to participate in a PG&E demand response program and a third-party DRP program during the same period.

Visit Rule 24 for residential customers

Visit Rule 24 for commercial customers

Visit Rule 24 for third-party demand response providers/aggregators

Learn about other ways to participate in demand response programs through the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC).

Other information

Learn more about demand response, plus find contact information and additional resources.

Visit What is Demand Response

If you're a demand response provider, get information on RFOs, read frequently asked questions and more.

Visit the Demand Response Auction Mechanism (DRAM) program