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SDG&E - 'Reduce your Use' Day

San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) will activate a reward program for people who reduce their electricity use due to increased temperatures.


Last updated 9/26/2016 at 1:01pm

Today is 'Reduce Your Use' day.

SDG&E plan to look at a user’s last five days before Monday and take an average of the highest three days to see how much the user will need to save to earn a bill credit.

Although SDG&E state they have adequate electricity resources to meet the demand, customers can reduce the strain on the electric grid by reducing use Monday between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m.

Residents who use less electricity between those hours will earn a bill credit of 75 cents per kilowatt hour saved or $1.25 credit with enabling technology.

To reduce electricity use, SDG&E are suggesting using a portable/ceiling fan instead of air-conditioning, raise your central air-conditioning setting at a higher temperature, run major appliances before 11 a.m. or after 6 p.m., unplug chargers and power strips and turn off pool pumps in the middle of the day.

People can go to SDG&E’s website to sign up for the program.

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