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.