Important Update

Albany, Dublin, Hayward, and Pleasanton are changing their default service plans to Renewable 100 in January.

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Business Programs

Commercial Demand Response Programs

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Demand Response is an opportunity for electric customers to make money by reducing their usage when the electric grid is strained or energy prices are high.

EBCE customers are eligible for many of the programs offered or administrated by PG&E. The table below summarizes the various programs available. Please review the linked pages for details on penalties, incentives, and enrollment.

If you are not familiar with the terminology or would like help understanding the various programs, please contact Kelly Brezovec / Sr. Manager, Account Services by email at kbrezovec@ebce.org.

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PROGRAMSEBCE ELIGIBLE
EMERGENCY LOAD REDUCTION PILOT (ELRP)
No-penalty pilot program where customers get paid to reduce load when called on May through October.
YES
BASE INTERRUPTIBLE PROGRAM
Customers set a Firm Service Level (FSL) to reduce their load to or below when called on year-round.
YES
CAPACITY BIDDING PROGRAM (CBP)
Customers enroll in a third-party aggregator’s designed demand response program.
YES
AUTOMATED DEMAND RESPONSE (ADR)
Greatly discounted implementation costs and energy rebates for customers that install new ADR equipment and participate in a particular DR program (CBP, DRAM, PDP) for three years.
YES
DEMAND RESPONSE AUCTION MECHANISM (DRAM)
Sellers bid aggregated demand directly into the CAISO day-ahead market, and PG&E acquires the capacity.
YES
PEAK DAY PRICING (PDP)
Customers reduce use on between nine and fifteen expensive summers “event days”.
NO