Load management slows rising electricity costs and improves grid reliability by improving time-of-use efficiency of electricity consumption. Load management standards support these goals by encouraging increased demand flexibility of the energy system - minimizing cost, improving reliability, and promoting renewable energy resources.

The Load Management Rulemaking will expand on efforts to increase efficiency and demand flexibility in California's electricity grid. The California Energy Commission (CEC) will revise the existing standards to promote a demand flexible electricity market, while ensuring that costs and benefits are equitable. The CEC will consider new tariffs, technologies, and other measures that are consistent with the need for increased demand flexibility to support a renewable and decarbonized electricity grid. Public input is welcome through the docket and at workshops.

Supporting Content

News Release: Load Management Standards Adoption

Energy Commission Adopts Standards to Help Consumers Save Energy at Peak Times

Load Management Standards Rulemaking Fact Sheet

Information includes the definition, CEC’s authority, and an overview and benefits of the adopted standards.

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