Get paid $50.
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, by enrolling, your Nest thermostat can do it for you automatically, but you will always remain in control.
Minnesota Valley Electric Coop (MVEC) will give you an $50 bill credit for signing up for Rush Hour Rewards. Plus you could get a 10% discount on summer energy bills
You need to be a MVEC customer with central air conditioning to participate.
You’ll get $50 bill credit after you enroll. Plus a 10% discount will be applied to your electric bill during the summer months each year you stay enrolled unless you’re already paying reduced rates as part of the Energy Wise air conditioning program.
- There can be multiple rush hour events throughout the year. Rush hour events can consist of a pre-cooling period in the summer or pre-heating period in the winter to make your home more comfortable and a period of time when your energy usage is reduced.
- Energy rush hours can occur at any time of year between 6 a.m. and 10 p.m.
- There can be multiple rush hour events per day.
- In the unlikely situation of a critical need on the electric grid, MVEC may need to call a critical rush hour event. Critical rush hour events can occur at any time of day.
Your program details may differ based on your utility Additional details may be found on your utility's website.
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 F, helping you to use less energy on heating or cooling during that time. If you start to feel uncomfortable, you can stop participating at any time by changing the temperature.