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Learn about Nest Renew

Nest Renew Premium customers:

As of December 14, 2023, you can no longer sign up for Nest Renew Premium and we will only offer the free Nest Renew service. Existing Nest Renew Premium customers will be automatically transferred to the free Nest Renew service and no longer be charged for Nest Renew Premium starting with their next billing cycle. Current Premium subscribers will get an additional year's worth of renewable energy credits (RECs) for their home at no cost. Starting in 2024, existing Nest Renew Premium customers will no longer see Clean Energy Match content in the Nest Renew Web Portal.


Energy Impact Program Update:

Nest Renew customers have until December 31, 2023 to redeem their Leaf milestones after which the Energy Impact Program will be retired. You can continue to use Nest Renew and its other features for free.


Nest Renew is a free service for your compatible Nest thermostat that makes it easy to support clean energy at home1. It works with your Nest thermostat to help automatically shift your usage2 to times when your grid is cleaner or energy is less expensive. That way, it’s simple to track the positive difference you’re making to the environment and communities across the country.

Compatible thermostats

Nest Renew requires a 3rd generation Nest Learning Thermostat, Nest Thermostat E, or the newest Nest Thermostat, connected to a migrated Google Account.

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Nest Thermostat

Nest Learning Thermostat

(3rd gen)

Nest Thermostat E

To participate in Rush Hour Rewards, your Nest thermostat also needs to be connected to a specific type of heating or cooling unit.

What you get with Nest Renew 

  • See your power: Nest Renew helps you know when the electricity coming into your home is cleaner, and when it’s not so clean, so you can make more informed choices about how you use energy. Even taking small actions when the grid is less clean, like turning off extra lights or running the laundry a little later, can start to add up. 
  • Energy Shift: Energy Shift can work with your compatible Nest thermostat to help you automatically prioritize usage of cleaner or less expensive energy, and tune up your thermostat schedule to run efficiently in both summer and winter seasons. 
  • Impact you can see: Watch the positive effects of supporting clean energy add up. Get Leafs and regular reports that help you track your actions and impact over time.

How Nest Renew calculates your savings

Your Nest thermostat can help you save energy in multiple ways. Here are some examples:

  • Schedule efficient temperatures when you’re away or asleep
  • Enable Home/Away Assist
  • Manually set efficient temperatures at any time
  • Set your thermostat to OFF mode

To calculate your savings, we compare how long your heating or cooling system ran to how long we estimate it would’ve run if it were always set to certain comfortable temperatures. These comfortable temperatures are determined by looking at your thermostat activity over the past year. They might change over time as your behavior changes. This calculation is adapted from the EPA’s method of validating the energy savings of ENERGY STAR certified thermostats with one key difference: we report your monthly savings, while ENERGY STAR only calculates annual savings.

Manage multiple homes

You might need multiple Nest Renew accounts (one Nest Renew account for each service address).


1  Nest Renew available in select locations.

2  Adjustments only shift electricity usage from your heating and cooling. Energy Shift is only available in areas served by major continental US grids, check Nest Renew availability. Prioritize less expensive energy only available for customers on certain electric utility time-of-use rates (check availability).

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