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 ENERGY ENLIGHTENMENT: California Direct Access

on June 12, 2024

Summary

Satori Energy can guide you through the process to savings.

California has a unique program for customers to take advantage of electricity deregulation. Satori Energy can guide you through the process to savings.

California allows a limited number of customers to enroll with a third-party retail electric supplier. Each year they award space in this program (called Direct Access) via a structured “lottery.” If customers are awarded space, then they are able to enroll with a third-party supplier. There is no cost or obligation when submitting for participation in the “lottery.” Savings may be in the range of 5-20% compared against incumbent costs.

 The Process

  1. Send one recent copy of your Pacific Gas & Electric, Southern California Edison, or San Diego Gas & Electric invoice to your Satori Energy consultant.
  2. Satori Energy will prepare the forms for you and will send them to you for signature.
  3. All paperwork must be submitted by the second full week of June, so prompt turnaround is important.
  4. The results of the lottery are announced in August.

 What Happens Next? If space is awarded:

  • You will have approximately 45 days to accept or reject participation in Direct Access.
  • Once accepted, the utility will provide you with a dead­line, approximately 6 months from the date space was awarded, to execute a contract with a third-party supplier.

If space is not awarded:

  • The utility will provide you with a wait list position, which is randomly assigned.
  • This position number will only apply for the following calendar year.
  • If space is awarded during the following calendar year, you will have 15 days to accept or reject participation in Direct Access, and 45 days to execute a contract with a third-party supplier.
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