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PSEG Long Island

Get paid $85.

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.

PSEG Long Island will give you an $85 check for signing up for Rush Hour Rewards. You will also get $25 for each year you are enrolled when you participate fully in at least 50% of rush hour events.

You need to be a PSEG Long Island customer with central air conditioning to participate.


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Program Details

PSEG Long Island will give you an $85 check for signing up for Rush Hour Rewards. Plus, you’ll receive an additional $25 after the season ends if you participate in at least 50% of the rush hour events for that season.

  • 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, PSEG Long Island 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 the PSEG Long Island 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.

Learn more about Rush Hour Rewards.


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