DR Evaluation Workshop 2011 California

Jul 25, 2012

California is the only state with default Critical Peak Pricing (CPP) rates. CPP is a rate in which the utility charges a higher price for consumption of electricity during peak hours on critical days in exchange for a reduction in non-peak energy charges, demand charges or both. Approximately 15,000 customers have been defaulted onto CPP and about 6,000 remain on the rate. Most of them are large customers (over 200 kW of max demand). All large customers defaulted onto CPP from TOU rates that already provided them an incentive to reduce or shift consumption from peak hours.