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  Get rewarded.

Nest thermostats learn what temperatures you like so they can keep you comfortable and help you save energy. With Rush Hour Rewards, you can get rewarded for using less energy when everyone else is using more. And your Nest thermostat can do it automatically.

Your local utility will give you a financial incentive for signing up for Rush Hour Rewards. And if you stay enrolled through the summer, you may receive an additional participation incentive.

You need to be an active electric utility customer with central air conditioning to participate.

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Rush Hour Rewards Program Details

Your local utility will give you a financial incentive for signing up for Rush Hour Rewards. Plus, you may receive an additional participation incentive after the summer ends if you stay enrolled.

  • There will be a maximum of 15 rush hour events each summer, and each rush hour event will be no longer than 4 hours. Energy rush hours will start May 1 and end September 30.
  • Energy rush hours will occur on non-holiday weekdays between 12:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. in the summer.
  • You’ll only get one rush hour event a day, and there will not be more than 3 rush hour events in a week.
  • In the unlikely situation of a critical need on the electric grid, local utility may need to call a critical rush hour event. Critical rush hour events can occur at any time of day on weekdays between May 1 and end September 30.

   SmartSavings Program Details

SmartSavings will give you $60 for signing up for Rush Hour Rewards. Plus, you’ll receive an additional $20 after the summer season ends if you stay enrolled through the season.

  • There can be a maximum of 15 rush hour events each summer, and each rush hour event will be no longer than 4 hours.  Energy rush hours will start in May 1 and end September 30.
  • Energy rush hours will occur on non-holiday weekdays between 12 p.m. and 8 p.m.
  • You’ll only get one rush hour event a day, and there will not be more than 3 rush hour events in a week.
  • In the unlikely situation of a critical need on the electric grid, SmartSavings may need to call a critical rush hour event. Critical rush hour events can occur at any time of day on weekdays between May 1 and end September 30.

      NextZero Connected Homes Program Details 

NextZero Connected Homes will give you up to $15 per month for each device that is signed up for Rush Hour Rewards and remains enrolled in the summer season.

  • There can be a maximum of 15 rush hour events each summer, and each rush hour event will be no longer than 4 hours.  Energy rush hours will start in May 1 and end September 30.
  • Energy rush hours will occur on non-holiday weekdays between 12 p.m. and 8 p.m.
  • You’ll only get one rush hour event a day, and there will not be more than 3 rush hour events in a week.
  • In the unlikely situation of a critical need on the electric grid, NextZero Connected Homes may need to call a critical rush hour event. Critical rush hour events can occur at any time of day on weekdays between May 1 and end September 30.

Here's how it works:

Rush hour events happen when there’s unusually high demand on the grid. During these events, your Nest thermostat will adjust your home’s temperature by up to 4 degrees, helping you to use less energy. If you start to feel uncomfortable, you can stop participating at any time by changing the temperature. 

Learn more about Rush Hour Rewards.

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