Adjust your energy usage and save or earn money

PG&E and contracted Third Parties 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?

Generally, you can participate in just one energy incentive, energy reducing, peak hour or direct bidding program at a time.* If you are currently on one of these programs you cannot enroll in another until you discontinue participation in your current program.

To learn more about participating in energy incentive programs with companies other than PG&E, visit Third-party incentive programs for demand response.

*Customers are allowed to be enrolled in both Power Saver Rewards and SmartRate.

PG&E and contracted third parties currently offer the following programs:

Power Saver Rewards ProgramSmartAC™
  • Reduce your energy use to conserve energy on select hot summer days when demand for electricity is high.
  • Receive a credit on your bill after the program season for helping to keep California's grid reliable.
  • No special equipment needed.

Learn more about the Power Saver Rewards Program
  • A SmartAC device remotely shifts some of your energy use out of the hours when it's most in demand.
  • Enroll with an existing smart thermostat for $75 or get $120 off a new smart thermostat.
  • For customers with an air conditioning unit.

Learn more about SmartAC


SmartRate allows you to take control of your electric rate and help conserve California's power grid when needed most. Sign up today, SmartRate is risk free and backed by our Bill Protection guarantee.

Learn more about SmartRate


Connect your distributed energy resources to energy markets with the Leap platform and get paid while creating a cleaner, more resilient electric grid. Our software-only solution automates and simplifies access to multiple energy markets through a single integration.

Learn more about Leap


OhmConnect is a no-cost, no-risk service that notifies you when electricity prices spike in your neighborhood and pays you to save energy during those times. Lower your bills and get paid at the same time.

Learn more about OhmConnect

Smart Thermostat Rebate

Take advantage of PG&E's smart thermostat rebates to help you participate in demand response programs. If you are enrolled in a DR program, you are eligible for a $50 rebate in addition to the possible $120 in other rebate offers from PG&E. Eligible demand response programs are SmartRate or with third-party providers under the Capacity Bidding Program or the Demand Response Auction Mechanism pilot. There is one application for all smart thermostat rebates.

Apply for the rebate

If you're unsure if a specific smart thermostat qualifies for a rebate or are still making a purchasing decision, visit the PG&E Energy Action Guide to confirm which products are eligible.

Visit PG&E Energy Action Guide

To learn about other ways to participate in demand response programs, visit the California Public Utilities Commission.