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Omaha Public Power District

Get paid up to $95.

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.

Omaha Public Power District (OPPD) will give you a $75 bill credit for signing up for Rush Hour Rewards. And if you stay enrolled through the season you’ll receive an additional $20.

You need to be an OPPD customer with central air conditioning and/or heat pump to participate. 

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Program Details

OPPD will give you a $75 bill credit for signing up for Rush Hour Rewards. Plus, you’ll receive an additional $20 bill credit after the season ends if you stay enrolled.

  • 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 October.
  • Energy rush hours will occur on non-holiday weekdays between 12 p.m. and 9 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, OPPD 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 October.
  • If you’re currently participating in OPPD’s Cool Smart Program, you will be unenrolled from that program when you sign up for Rush Hour Rewards. An OPPD certified electrical contractor will remove the Cool Smart device at no additional cost to you in about 15 business days. If you want to schedule an appointment for the removal, please email

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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