Volunteer Criteria


  • You must live in one of the following cities in California
    Moorpark, Oak Park, Simi Valley, Thousand Oaks, Westlake Village
  • You must have lived in your existing residence for at least 3 years
  • You must have an online Southern California Account
  • You must have at least one central air conditioner or heat pump with thermostat or a pool pump
  • Higher priority shall be given to those who have both
    Solar panels, EVs, electric water heater, and advanced storage are welcome!
  • Small / Medium Commercial customers in these cities with significant manageable air conditioning, heat pumps, solar panels, storage and other manageable loads

Security and Privacy

  • We are extremely paranoid when it comes to security and privacy. As such, here are our guarantees to you:
  • In no case shall your contact information be made available to anyone outside of the RATES project team
  • In no case shall we provide your energy usage/data to any third party
  • In no case shall we use your energy usage/data for any other purposes but for optimization for you
  • Communications between all end points are secured by and authenticated through X509 certificates issued by OpenADR Alliance