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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.

DTE will give you a $50 gift card for signing up for Rush Hour Rewards. Plus, if you stay enrolled through the season, you’ll receive an additional $20 gift card for participating.* 

You need to be a DTE residential electric customer with central air conditioning to participate.

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Program Details

DTE will give you a $50 gift card for signing up for Rush Hour Rewards. And if you stay enrolled through the season you'll receive an additional $20 gift card from DTE for participating in Rush Hour Rewards.

  • In the summer, there can be a maximum of 14 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 12 p.m and 8 p.m.
  • If you were invited to participate in the winter season, there can be a maximum of 14 rush hour events and each rush hour event will be no longer than 4 hours. Energy rush hours will start in November and end in March, and will occur on non-holiday weekdays and weekends either between 5 a.m and 9 p.m. DTE will give you a $50 gift card for enrolling and a $50 gift card after the season ends for participating in Winter Rush Hour Rewards.
  • 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, DTE may need to call a critical rush hour event. Critical rush hour events can occur at any time of day on weekdays and weekends during the season.

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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*Only customers who apply for the program between May 9, 2022 and July 1, 2022 are eligible for the $50 enrollment incentive.
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