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’ll receive an additional participation incentive.
You need to be an active electric utility customer with central air conditioning to participate.
Your local utility will give you a financial incentive for signing up for Rush Hour Rewards. Plus, you’ll receive an additional participation incentive after the summer season ends if you stay enrolled.
- There will be a maximum of 10 rush hour events each summer, and each rush hour event will be no longer than 4 hours. Energy rush hours will start in June and end in October.
- Energy rush hours will typically occur on weekdays between 2:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m., but could be called anytime between 10:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m., including weekends.
- You’ll only get one rush hour event a day, and there will never be more than 5 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 and weekends between June and October.
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.