When you help us save energy, we help you save money with Demand Response programs.
You can choose from a variety of Demand Response (DR) programs that can help you save energy and money. DR programs provide incentives for reducing electricity use when demand for electricity is high. You can choose from DR programs offered by SCE and independent third parties who provide DR services.
1. Demand for energy goes up.
2. We call a DR “event” to lower electricity levels.
3. You get a notification to reduce your usage or we lower it for you.
4. You receive compensation for helping us!
You’ll be compensated for participating in these programs, whether through bill credits, a reduced rate, or other types of payment. You may also be eligible to receive extra incentives for allowing DR-enabling technology to be installed in your home.
On top of that, you’re also making a difference by helping us put less stress on the environment and the energy grid.
There are a variety of ways that you can receive notifications about a DR event, including:
- Mobile app alerts
- Text messages
- Phone calls
This program is a year-round, event-based program that gives incentives to customers with qualifying smart thermostats enrolled through one of our authorized service providers. During a DR Event, we’ll notify your smart thermostat provider to adjust the temperature setting on your thermostat to limit A/C usage. You’ll earn annual bill credits of up to $40, plus additional savings during energy events.
The Summer Discount Plan is a year-round, event-based program which allows SCE to turn or cycle off customers’ air conditioners. In return, customers have the opportunity to earn up to $160* in bill credits on their summer season bills, depending on the size of the air conditioner. There’s no cost to enroll or participate in this program.
These third parties provide additional DR services that can help you manage and lower your home’s energy usage.
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