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Automated Demand Response

Use Less. Save More.

Your business can enjoy savings and flexibility through the Automated Demand Response (Auto-DR) program. By installing technologies that automatically reduce your energy usage during demand response events, you will not only cut costs, but you may also qualify for technology incentives.

Auto-DR Express
Auto-DR Customized



Auto-DR: Frequently Asked Questions


Are there any examples of previous successes with Auto-DR?

Below you’ll find links to videos and case studies highlighting companies that have saved on energy and costs utilizing Auto-DR.

VIDEO: See how the Water Garden saved
VIDEO: See how Railex saved
The Water Garden
West American Rubber Company
Four Star Fruit

Am I eligible to participate in Auto-DR?

Auto-DR participation is open to all eligible business customers in SCE service territory. To learn more about the eligibility requirements, visit our Demand Response Eligibility page.

How do I apply?

To get started with Auto-DR, contact your SCE Account Representative, or contact the Automated Demand Response Help Desk at 1-866-238-3605.

How to Apply

What are the policies, procedures, and requirements for AutoDR?

View the AutoDR Program Guidelines  >

Open Automated Demand Response (OpenADR)

What It Is and How It Works

OpenADR 2.0 is an Internet protocol we use to communicate with equipment at your facilities to automatically reduce demand (electrical load) during Demand Response (DR) program events. We send DR event or price notifications through a system called the Demand Response Automation Server (DRAS), which uses OpenADR technology to communicate with your OpenADR device or energy management system (EMS). You can configure your DRAS account to receive event notifications, adjust shed signals, and also enable automated dispatch during DR events.

To receive a DR event notification via the DRAS, you must install and configure an eligible OpenADR client. You may qualify for incentives to offset the purchase and installation costs of technology and equipment.

Learn More

Case Studies


For more information, call the Auto-DR helpline at 1-866-238-3605.


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