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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.

Residential and commercial customers of SDG&E will receive a $50 incentive for signing up for Rush Hour Rewards. As a residential customer if you stay enrolled with SDG&E through the season, you’ll receive an additional $20.

You need to be an SDG&E customer with central air conditioning to participate.

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Program Details

SDG&E will give you a $50 incentive for signing up for Rush Hour Rewards. As a residential customer you’ll receive an additional $20 after the season ends if you stay enrolled.

  • There can be a maximum of 20 rush hour events each summer, and each rush hour event will be no longer than 4 hours.  Energy rush hours will start in April and end in October. 
  • Energy rush hours will occur on non-holiday weekdays and weekends between 11a.m. and 9 p.m.
  • You’ll only get one rush hour event a day, and there will not be more than 4 rush hour events in a week.
  • In the unlikely situation of a critical need on the electric grid, SDG&E may need to call a critical rush hour event. Critical rush hour events can occur at any time of day on weekdays and weekends during the season.

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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