Rule 24 Frequently Asked Questions

FAQs for Rule 24

Important to Know

On April 8, 2014, the CPUC approved SCE Advice 3005-E and Advice 3005 E-A, Establishment of Rule 24, Direct Participation Demand Response (DR). Rule 24 allows an SCE bundled customer to enroll with a Non-Utility Demand Response Provider (DRP) rather than participate in DR exclusively through an SCE-managed program. An SCE bundled customer enrolled with a Non-Utility DRP will receive load reduction dispatch instructions and compensation only from the Non-Utility DRP, who participates directly in the CAISO market without an IOU role.

Background

Rule 24 was established for the purpose of providing administrative and technical mechanisms to allow DR providers to bid load reduction resources directly into the CAISO wholesale market. Per Rule 24, in addition to participate in demand response exclusively through an SCE program, SCE bundled customers now have the option of participating in a third party DR program. More specifically, direct participation in DR allows an SCE bundled retail customer, on its own or through a Non-Utility DRP, to participate in the CAISO electrical wholesale market and receive compensation for curtailments using a scheduling coordinator. Rule 24 also defines the rules for SCE and Non-Utility DRPs to be able to bid bundled customers into the wholesale market.

This webpage is intended to aid in understanding SCE’s programs and requirements. It does not replace the California Public Utilities Commission-approved tariffs. In the event of a conflict between this webpage and SCE’s tariffs, the tariffs control. Please refer to the individual tariff for a complete listing of terms and conditions of service, which can be viewed online at sce.com/tariffs.