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    San Diego Gas & Electric: New Program Rewards Customers For Conserving Energy To Help Avoid Summer Power Grid Emergencies


    June 6, 2022 - Contify Energy News

     

      The Power Saver Rewards program could be activated any time between now and October 31, provided the California Independent System Operator (CAISO) issues a Power Emergency Alert Watch and/or a Flex Alert . Clients enrolled in the free and voluntary program they will be notified by email or text (depending on your preference) a day in advance when they need to hold, so they can plan and prepare. Those who can reduce their energy use between 4 pm and 9 pm below their typical energy use during these peak hours will receive a $2 credit for each kilowatt hour (kWh) of electricity saved. There is no penalty for not reducing energy use.

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      May 31 -- San Diego Gas & Electric issued the following news release:

      - Free, voluntary program aims to make the power grid more reliable for all Californians

      Ahead of what is forecast to be another hot summer with high energy demand, San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) launched a new incentive program that rewards customers with bill credits for conserving and reducing their energy use by days when the state grid is overloaded due to high energy demand.

      The Power Saver Rewards program could be activated any time between now and October 31, provided the California Independent System Operator (CAISO) issues a Power Emergency Alert Watch and/or a Flex Alert . Clients enrolled in the free and voluntary program they will be notified by email or text (depending on your preference) a day in advance when they need to hold, so they can plan and prepare. Those who can reduce their energy use between 4 pm and 9 pm below their typical energy use during these peak hours will receive a $2 credit for each kilowatt hour (kWh) of electricity saved. There is no penalty for not reducing energy use.

      For reference, it takes about 2 kWh to wash a load of dishes or use the oven for an hour. The average residential customer in SDG&E's service territory uses about 400 kWh of electricity per month.

      “By participating in this program, our customers can save on their energy bill while helping to maintain electric grid reliability for all Californians during hot summer days when the electricity supply may not be enough to meet demand across the state,” said Hollie Bierman, director of Customer Programs for SDG&E. "Our regional network is interconnected with the rest of the state and we appreciate our customers' willingness to do their part to help."

      The Power Saver Rewards program was initiated by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) to strengthen the reliability of the electric grid throughout the state during the summer. Per CPUC requirements, more than 570,000 SDG&E customers, including those currently enrolled in the CARE and FERA bill discount programs, have been automatically enrolled in the program.

      Those wishing to enroll can also apply through a simple online form . Residential customers served by a Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) or Direct Access program are eligible to participate. Participants must be residential electricity customers with a smart meter within SDG&E's service territory who are no longer participating in other SDG&E energy conservation incentive programs, such as AC Saver, Capacity Bidding, or a third-party program. For more information, visit sdge.com/powersaveror contact Power Saver Rewards program representatives at (866) 291-9516. To learn more about ways you can reduce energy use, visit sdge.com/myenergy .

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      Source: San Diego Gas & Electric

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