Where are Demand Response programs offered?
Available in Many States, Including California…plus Countries Worldwide
Electricity producers in states across the US, as well as in countries around the globe, have recognized the value of mitigating peak electricity demand.
In California, the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC), which oversees all of the state’s electric utilities, has been highly proactive in promoting and supporting Demand Response programs.
When it comes to agriculture Demand Response programs, California’s Central Valley is an ideal location for Demand Response programs due to the collision of energy, water and ag-related issues. That’s why the Peak Energy Agriculture Rewards (PEAR) program is focused on the Central Valley, and why the PEAR team is centered in Fresno, with representatives operating throughout the region.
The Peak Energy Agriculture Rewards (PEAR) Demand Response program is available to all PG&E and Southern California Edison agriculture customers throughout California. However, the greatest impact will be felt in the Central Valley. This is where the there are the greatest number of large irrigation pumps, cold storage facilities and food processing sites that use over 200kW (a key threshold for Peak Day Pricing programs).