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As proposed by SDG&E, the RTP Pilot rate is designed to give eligible customers a choice to receive hourly price signals a day ahead to encourage changes in their load patterns to contribute to California’s (CA’s) clean energy goals and reduce utility operating costs to help keep rates affordable.
The proposed new RTP Pilot rate is designed to directly pass onto customers, as their commodity cost, the wholesale price of electricity.
The goal of the proposed RTP pilot rate is to test whether sending dynamic, real-time pricing rate can provide customer choice. The pilot would more accurately send price signals to customers than flat or TOU rates by linking the real-time cost of energy to actual consumption.
For detailed information on the RTP pilot, please visit SDG&E’s Application for Approval of a Real-Time Pricing Pilot Rate.
As proposed by SDG&E, hourly prices for the pilot would be posted online by 6:00 PM (18:00) the day before they go into effect.
Participating customers will self-serve and pull pricing from SDG&E’s webpage and have the necessary visibility and information into prices (high or low) on an hourly basis a day in advance in order to estimate their cost of electricity for the next day and adjust their operations to reduce costs.
The benefits of the pilot rate include:
The RTP Stage 1 pilot rate would be limited to 100 Medium/Large Commercial and Industrial customers on the following rate schedules with at least one year of hourly usage data available and will commence on 11/1/2022:
Customers enrolled in any of the following current programs would not be eligible to participate in the RTP pilot unless they unenroll from the program to partake in the Pilot:
SDCP wants to know from our eligible customers whether they’d be interested in the Real-Time Pricing pilot rate and if they would like to see SDCP offer an equivalent rate.
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