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Portland General Electric

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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.

Sign up for Rush Hour Rewards to get a $25 credit on your PGE bill for a limited time. Plus you could get $25 for each summer or winter season you participate - up to $50 a year.

Rush Hour Rewards helps you use less energy on cold winter mornings or hot summer afternoons, while allowing you to stay comfortable and in control.

See Terms and Conditions below.

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Program Details

PGE will credit your energy bill $25 about 6 to 8 weeks after you enroll. Plus you could get an extra $25 for each winter and summer you participate.

  • In the summer, there will be a maximum of 15 rush hour events and each rush hour event will be no longer than 4 hours. Energy rush hours will start in June and end in September and will occur on non-holiday weekdays and weekends between 3:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m
  • In the winter, there will be a maximum of 15 rush hour events and each rush hour event will be no longer than 4 hours. Energy rush hours will start in December and end in February, and will occur on non-holiday weekdays and weekends between 6:00 a.m. and 8:00 p.m.
  • In both summer and winter, 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, PGE 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 Jun 1 - Sept 30 for cooling & Nov 1 - Mar 1 for heating.
  • Terms and conditions apply. Qualified PGE customers enrolled in Rush Hour Rewards who participate in at least 50% of rush hour events during a summer or winter season will be eligible for the seasonal bill credit: $25 per summer or winter season for heat pump systems, up to $50 per year; $25 per summer season for central air conditioning; $25 per winter season for central electric furnaces.
  • On occasion, PGE may send surveys to ensure the program is serving you well. You may opt out of these surveys at any time.

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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