We all want to do our part as consumers and the utility to help our environment be cleaner, and greener. One of the ways we can help achieve our goals is by using smart thermostat programs, like PVREA’s Power Peak Rewards.
PVREA wants to help you save energy, and lower demand during energy “power peak” hours, like those hot summer afternoons when everyone’s cranking up the air conditioning. We can use a Nest or Ecobee thermostat to do it.When we call a peak day, Nest or Ecobee will send a signal to your thermostat and precool your home, so your AC doesn’t run as hard during the peak hours.Simply enroll your Ecobee or Nest through the smart thermostat’s app, and we’ll reward you with a one-time enrollment reward of $50. At the end of the cooling season, typically in November, you’ll receive a $30 reward. Every year you stay enrolled, you receive the $30 reward. It’s that easy.
1. You can start with your Nest or Ecobee if you already have one. If you don’t, you can purchase one at any retailer or buy a Nest thermostat through PVREA’s online storefront and get a co-op member discount.
2. Sign up through your smart thermostat’s app. Look for “Rush Hour Rewards” in the Nest app, or “eco+” in Ecobee’s app.
3. Find your enrollment bonus on your electric bill.
4. At the end of the cooling season, you’ll get another reward on your electric bill.