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Power Savers


Get paid $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.

Power Savers will give eligible California residents a $100 gift card for signing up for Rush Hour Rewards. And, you’ll earn chances to win $5,000. You’ll get a new entry in the sweepstakes every time you fully participate in a rush hour event.*

You need to have central air conditioning to participate in summer events and have an electric heat pump to participate in winter events.


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Program Details

Power Savers will give you a $100 gift card for signing up for Rush Hour Rewards. Plus, you’ll also get a new entry into a sweepstakes to win $5,000 every time you fully participate in a rush hour event. That means not turning your thermostat down during the rush hour event.*

  • There can be multiple rush hour events each summer and winter. 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 will start in April and end in October in the summer and will start in November and end in March in the winter. They will occur on non-holiday weekdays and weekends between 12 p.m. - 9 p.m. in summer and 6 a.m. to 9 p.m. in winter.
  • There can be multiple rush hour events per day.
  • In the unlikely situation of a critical need on the electric grid, Power Savers 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 January and December.

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.


*When you participate in Power Savers, you will be entered to win $5,000. To participate, you must be 18 or older, a legal resident of California, reside in a qualifying location, and be enrolled in the Power Savers through the end of the Promotion Period. For each event you participate in, you will receive an additional entry into the sweepstakes drawing. Sign-up is required by August 31 of a given calendar year. You may also enter without participating in the Program by sending an entry by postal mail, postmarked by August 31 of a given calendar year. More details can be found in the Official Rules or FAQ.
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