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?

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

ProviderProgram description

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

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.

OhmConnect, Inc.
Save energy. Get paid. Join OhmConnect’s free service to receive weekly notifications to save energy and earn cash for your savings. Automate your participation with OhmConnect by connecting smart thermostats, plugs and electric vehicles.

Sunrun BrightBox™ is the solar storage solution that seamlessly integrates with your home energy system. Starting at zero down, BrightBox saves you money now and in the future, while providing the security of backup power.

Automated Demand Response

Take advantage of our new Automated Demand Response $50 incentive for smart thermostats or connected devices that help reduce your energy costs at home. You may get $100 if your thermostat is also eligible for the $50 energy efficiency rebate. The rebate process time is about 45 days.

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

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 (DRPs), 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.


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