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Connected Savings CA

  Get paid up to $150.  

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.

 

Connected Savings CA will give you a $75 Visa gift card and, if you meet SCE’s eligibility criteria, SCE will give you a $75 bill credit for signing up for Rush Hour Rewards. And each year you participate you’ll earn a chance to win a Google Nest Hub.* 

 

You need to be a Southern California Electric (SCE) customer and have central air conditioning to participate in summer events and central electric heating or a heat pump to participate in winter events.

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Program Details

Connected Savings CA will give you a $75 gift card and, if you meet SCE's eligibility criteria SCE will give you a $75 bill credit for signing up for Rush Hour Rewards. Plus, you’ll earn a chance to win a Google Nest Hub after the year ends if you stay enrolled.  

  • There can be multiple rush hour events each summer and winter.  Rush hour events can consist of a pre-cooling period to make your home more comfortable and a period of time when your energy usage is reduced. 

  • In the summer, energy rush hours will start in April and end in November.  They will occur on non-holiday weekdays and weekends between 10 a.m. and 9 p.m.

  • In the winter, energy rush hours will start in December and end in March. They will occur on non-holiday weekdays and weekends between 6 a.m. and 10 p.m.

  • In the unlikely situation of a critical need on the electric grid, Connected Savings CA may need to call a critical rush hour event. Critical rush hour events can occur at any time of day on weekdays and weekends anytime in the year.

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.

Legal

*To enroll in Connected Savings CA you cannot be participating in another demand response program. If you are eligible to participate in Connected Savings CA, and enrolled in the program at the end of the promotion period, you will be entered to win a Google Nest Hub. Only one entry per person. To participate, you must be 18 or older, a legal resident of CA, reside in a qualifying location, and be enrolled in Connected Savings CA through the end of the Promotion Period. The promotion will run from August 1, 2022 through 11:59 p.m. PT on October 1, 2023 ("The Promotion Period"). Any person may also enter by sending an email with “Enter Me in the Connected Savings Sweepstakes” in the subject line and their name, email, address and phone number in the body of the email to googlesweepstakes@leap.ac. More details can be found in the Official Rules or FAQ.  To qualify for the $75 bill credit from SCE you must meet SCE’s eligibility criteria found at https://connectedsavings.com/sce_tip_terms/.

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