San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) will activate a Reduce Your Use day Monday, a reward program for people who reduce their electricity use due to increased temperatures.
SDG&E says they have adequate electricity resources to meet the demand, but 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 suggests 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.
SDG&E will look at the 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.
People can go to SDG&E’s website to sign up for the program.