SDG&E Offers Energy-Saving Incentive

The company’s ‘Reduce Your Use’ program gives credit to customers who cut back on electricity use

In an effort to go easy on strained electric grids on a hot Labor Day weekend, San Diego Gas & Electric is offering an energy-saving incentive to customers.

The company has declared Saturday a “Reduce Your Use” day, meaning customers are asked to cut back on their electricity use so SDG&E can have enough resources to meet demand across the county on the hotter-than-average day.

Here’s how it works: Customers are asked to reduce their electricity use between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m. By doing so, they become eligible to earn a credit on their electricity bill of 75-cents per kilowatt hour saved.

For more information about earning the reduced-use reward, visit this website.

In the meantime, SDG&E says customers can follow a few simple tips to save energy at home including raising their central air-conditioning thermostat setting four to six degrees, running major appliances before 11 a.m. or after 6 p.m., unplugging chargers and power strips and turning off swimming pool pumps between 11 a.m. and 6 p.m.

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