Energy Orb

PG&E offers a number of demand response programs to help reduce a load on the system before a potential electric supply shortfall occurs. The energy orb serves as a visual notification for participating demand response customers and their employees to reduce their energy usage. Energy orbs alert business customers prior to and during an energy-reduction event.

Base Interruptible Program (BIP) OrbDemand Bidding Program (DBP) OrbCapacity Bidding Program (CBP) Orb
Demand Bidding Program Orb Demand Bidding Program Orb CBP Orb
Standby—No demand response event is currently issuedStandby—No demand response event is currently issuedStandby—No demand response event is currently issued
Multiple Program Participants
Customers who participate in more than one demand response program may receive a "multiple-program" orb that will change color when any of the programs are implement. Please check the status of the specific programs that you are participating in to see if a demand response event has been issued.
 

Energy Orb Color Key

Each color represents a specific status of an event:

Solid Blue Standby / No event is currently underway.
Solid Yellow Warning / Day-ahead event warning has been issued.
Pulsing Yellow Warning / An event will occur later in the day.
Solid Red Activation / Event has been activated and is currently in progress.
Pulsing Red Activation / Event in progress and another declared for the following day.
Solid Green Testing / Demand response notification system is being tested.