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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.
Colorado Springs Utilities will give you a $50 bill credit 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 Colorado Springs Utilities customer with central air conditioning to participate.
Colorado Springs Utilities will give you $50 for signing up for Rush Hour Rewards. Plus, you’ll receive an additional $25 after the summer season ends if you stay enrolled for the season.
- There can be a maximum of 15 rush hour events each summer, and each rush hour event will be no longer than 4 hours. Energy rush hours will start in May and end in September.
- Energy rush hours will occur on non-holiday weekdays and weekends between 1:00 p.m. and 8:00 p.m.
- 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, Colorado Springs Utilities 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 May and September.
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.