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Utility companies offer incentive programs for customers that do their part in helping manage their energy use during high demand times.
What is demand response?
Demand response means changing energy use to reduce energy consumption in response to unusually high demand periods. It can involve automated control of equipment by participating in a utility program or rate plan that shifts higher energy use to a low-demand or off-peak-time period, such as in the evening, typically after 6PM during the weekdays.
Why is demand response important?
On hot summer days there are times when the electricity grid is strained to capacity and any further demand puts our state at risk for widespread blackouts. During these times, California’s grid operator issues a Flex Alert asking residents and businesses to immediately reduce their energy consumption.
How can I participate in demand response?
California utilities offer demand response programs, which usually offer a lower electricity rate in exchange for mandatory demand response at crucial times. Utilities and other companies can help you automate your demand response. The use of smart meters makes it easy for you to save money and energy by helping you monitor your energy usage.