Demand Response Sign Up Steps
STEP 1: QUALIFY
Fax a complete copy of your PG&E bill to (415) 626-8746. Qualifying businesses must have an electric bill of at least $2,000 a month and be able to temporarily turn off at least one kilowatt (kW) of power. Examples of one kW loads are ten 100 watt light bulbs; 20 fluorescent fixtures; adjusting air conditioner thermostat a few degrees; electric motors; refrigeration compressors, and heavy-duty appliances. Please note that businesses served by municipal utilities, such as in Alameda and Palo Alto, do not qualify for this program.
STEP 2: SIGN UP
1) Fill out and sign the forms in the Enrollment Packet. Filling out the packet takes five minutes. It includes the SF Community Power Enrollment Agreement and the PG&E Notice to Add Customers form.
2) Please mail both forms directly to SF Power. As a sign up bonus, choose one of our free energy saving bonuses!
STEP 3: PREPARE
We can help you identify ways to curtail your power use through our outreach, education, and technical support program. We'll also arrange for PG&E to install your FREE digital utility meter if you don't already have one.
STEP 4: STAND-BY
On energy alert days, during the months of June-September, we'll contact you via phone and email about the need to temporarily reduce your electricity use. Some months you may not be called at all.
STEP 5: GET PAID!
You'll get paid $40 per kW reduced when called upon June-September. We'll send you a check in November for your participation.