PG&E Capacity Bidding

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Program NamePG&E Capacity Bidding
Utility AdministratorPG&E
OpenADR RequirementNone for manual control, automation requires 2.0a or 2.0b certification
DescriptionThe capacity bidding program is open to Residential, Commercial & Industrial participants in PG&E's territory. It runs from May through October. Participants bid in a certain amount of capacity they are willing to curtail, and are paid for that capacity. Most typically, participants will go through an aggregator, which is an entity that is appointed by end customers to act on their behalf. Aggregators sign up their customers into the program and work with them to develop load shifting strategies, and take a fee for their service. Most people reading this list will operate as an aggregator.





Device Types(s)


Building Management System

Lighting Controls

HVAC / Thermostat

Water Heater

Home Energy Management

Industrial Controls

EV Charging

Incentive TypesLoad shifting incentive
Description of Incentives

$62.07 / KW - year in 2019, rates change monthly and yearly and are set by the regulator.