Power Peak Rewards
PVREA will pay you to use less energy when everyone else is using more. And your smart thermostat can do it automatically.
How It Works
- Poudre Valley REA wants to lower demand during energy peak hours, like those hot summer afternoons when everyone’s cranking up the air conditioning.
- A Nest or Ecobee thermostat can help you use less energy by tweaking the temperatures up to three degrees during the peak hours, while still keeping you comfortable.
- You need to be a Poudre Valley REA member with central air conditioning or a heat pump, and working Wi-Fi to participate.
- $50 Enrollment Reward for signing up - credited directly to your electric bill.
- $30 Participation Reward credited directly to your electric bill after the cooling season (typically November) if you stay enrolled.
- Rewards are paid per member, not thermostat.
- The summer season starts April 1 and ends October 31.
- There will be a maximum of 20 events each summer, and each event will be no longer than 4 hours.
- Events will occur between 12:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m.
- You’ll only get one event a day, and there will never be more than 4 rush hour events in a week.
How to Participate
1. Buy a Nest or Ecobee Thermostat
If you do not have one already, buy a Nest or Ecobee at any retailer, or you can purchase a Nest through PVREA. See more details below.
2. Register your Nest or Ecobee Thermostat.
Enroll your smart thermostat directly in the Nest or Ecobee app. PVREA will see your enrollment, and credit your Power Peak Rewards to your account.