Save more energy. And get paid up to $85.
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.
Yes – Con Edison wants you to use less energy when everyone else is using more.
Why? It’s a win-win – you can save on heating and cooling and help Con Edison reduce demand while keeping your electric service reliable.
Together, Nest and Con Edison are offering new ways to help you save throughout the year. Get paid up to $85 when you participate in Rush Hour Rewards.
Con Edison will give you a check for up to $85 for each Nest thermostat that controls an air conditioner when you sign up for Rush Hour Rewards.
- 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 and end in September.
- Energy rush hours will occur on non-holiday weekdays and weekends between 11:00 a.m. and 11:00 p.m.
- You’ll only get one rush hour event a day, and there will not be more than 5 rush hour events in a week.
- In the unlikely situation of a critical need on the electric grid, Con Edison may need to call a critical rush hour event. Critical rush hour events can occur at any time of day on weekdays and weekends between May and September.
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.