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?


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.


PG&E and contracted Third Parties currently offer the following programs:

ProviderProgram description

SmartAC
Get $50 and a free AC checkup. The program is free and helps prevent power interruptions.

SmartRate
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.

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 Marketplace to confirm which products are eligible.


Visit PG&E Marketplace



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