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  Get paid up to $100.

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.

PG&E's SmartAC program will give you a $75 Virtual Prepaid Mastercard® for signing up for Rush Hour Rewards. And if you stay enrolled through the summer, you’ll receive an additional $25.

You need to be a PG&E electric service customer with central air conditioning to participate.

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Program Details

PG&E's SmartAC program will give you a $75 Virtual Prepaid Mastercard for signing up for Rush Hour Rewards. Plus, you'll receive an additional $25 after the summer ends if you stay enrolled. 

  • There can be multiple rush hour events each summer. Rush hour events can consist of a pre-cooling period to make your home more comfortable and a period of time when your energy usage is reduced.
  • Energy rush hours will start in June and end in October. They will occur on non-holiday weekdays and weekends between 12 p.m. and 9 p.m.

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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