SCE Critical Peak Pricing

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Program NameSCE Critical Peak Pricing
Utility AdministratorSCE
OpenADR RequirementNone for manual control, automation requires 2.0a or 2.0b certification
DescriptionThe peak day pricing program is available for businesses to enroll in. In exchange for lower rates the rest of the year, businesses will be exposed to 12 peak pricing periods per year, typically during the hottest days of the year between 4-9pm. They should minimize their load during those periods to save money. They can do this by receiving an email, text or phone call and adjusting use manually, or automate using an OpenADR VEN.




Device Types(s)

Lighting Controls

Building Management System

Industrial Controls


HVAC / Thermostat

Incentive TypesLoad shifting incentive
Description of Incentives

Variable rate incentives: customers sign up for 12 peak pricing events per year where they pay very high rates, in exchange for lower rates the rest of the year. Exact rates depend on the customer, SCE does not publicly advertise the rates, customers can estimate how much they can save by logging into their SCE account.