Demand Response

Demand Response programs allow customers to actively participate in managing energy usage, and save or earn money, while also supporting the overall grid reliability.

By enrolling in a Demand Response program, customers can make a difference by adjusting electricity consumption during high-demand periods when the grid is stressed.


Benefits of Demand Response:

  • Financial Savings: Participating in Demand Response programs can lead to savings on your energy bills. By reducing your energy usage when called upon by the demand response management system, you can help stabilize the grid and potentially earn incentives or credits.
  • Environmental Impact: When the grid is stressed, the California Independent System Operator that controls the grid must import power from less clean sources leading to higher emissions. By reducing energy use when called upon by the demand response management system, you are helping to reduce energy-related emissions.
  • Grid Reliability: Demand Response programs play a crucial role in maintaining a stable and reliable electricity grid. By responding to real-time demand response calls by reducing load, we can relieve grid stress and minimize the risk of blackouts or disruptions.
  • Community Support: By participating in Demand Response, you join a community of individuals actively working towards a more efficient and resilient energy system. Your involvement contributes to the overall well-being of our community by ensuring a reliable supply of electricity for everyone.

Customers can find the program that best aligns with their specific needs, capabilities, and goals by referring to RCEA’s list of Qualified Demand Response Providers below. All three providers are registered with the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC) as Demand Response Providers.

How to get started:

Talk to an RCEA Energy Advisor to learn more about how it works and how to enroll.

source: U.S. Energy Information Administration


CPower Energy is a national leader of grid balancing and reliability solutions, creating a Customer-Powered Grid ™ that will enable a flexible, clean and dependable energy future. With 6.3 GW of capacity at more than 17,000 sites across the U.S., CPower unlocks the full value of distributed energy resources to strengthen the grid when and where it’s needed most. 


Enersponse provides a simple and convenient approach to energy conservation programs that effortlessly delivers ongoing savings for customers in both the commercial and industrial sectors. Ultimately, they pay their customers to save energy.


Olivine invites all RCEA customers to participate in our ClimateResponse® Virtual Power Plant (VPP) – an innovative Demand Response offering which provides you an easy and convenient path to reduce energy use and earn incentives while helping fight climate change and alleviate grid stress to avoid blackouts. Enrollment in ClimateResponse® is simple and free without obligation.

Olivine is a Virtual Power Plant firm transforming distributed energy resource management and grid services. Leveraging our award-winning DERMS Platform and ClimateResponse® offering, Olivine implements innovative programs nationwide, including Grid Resiliency, Demand Response, and Distributed Energy Resources. Our mission is to provide equitable clean energy access for all while empowering utilities, technology partners, and end-users. Olivine is also a certified woman-owned Disadvantaged Business Enterprise (DBE) and a Small Business in California.

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