In response to Governor Newsom’s July 30, 2021 Emergency Proclamation, which directed state agencies to address a statewide shortage of electricity, the Commission authorized the Market Access Program as a strategy to reduce peak demand. This program was created by D.21-12-011, which authorized up to $150 million to fund projects that are incremental to the main energy efficiency portfolio. Market Access incentivizes peak savings (7 to 9pm) during the summers of 2022 and 2023, with payments based on actual savings at the meter. This page will contain information about the progress of the program.