Wednesday, June 19, 2024


When you use energy matters, especially if you are on an SDG&E pricing plan that has a Reduce Your Use event day component. This is when customers may be asked to reduce their energy use between certain hours to help ease the strain on the power grid.

Effective June 1, 2022, Reduce Your Use hours are changing from the previous hours of 2 p.m. – 6 p.m. to the new hours of 4 p.m. – 9 p.m. When a Reduce Your Use event is called, the price of electricity from 4 p.m. – 9 p.m. will significantly increase. If you’re  not able to reduce your energy use during these hours, it may impact your monthly bill.

If you are on an SDG&E Reduce Your Use pricing plan, it is important that your communication preferences are up to date. You will receive notifications when a Reduce Your Use event day is called and it is time to conserve. Up to 18 events can be called per year. 

Not sure if you are on a pricing plan with a Reduce Your Use component? Sign into My Account on to review your pricing plan and find ways to save. You can also sign up for energy use alerts and notifications.