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Direct Energy

Get a $25 bill credit.

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.

Joining is easy. See below for what you need to get started.

Not a Direct Energy customer? Visit Direct Energy to sign up today!

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Program Details

Direct Energy will give you a $25 bill credit for signing up for Rush Hour Rewards. 

  • 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, [Partner] 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 your utility's website.

Direct Energy's Terms & Conditions apply to the Reduce Your Use program and bill credit promotion. Click here for details.

What you need:

Any generation of a Nest Learning Thermostat, Nest Thermostat E or Google Nest Thermostat

Steps to be completed:

  1. Install your Nest thermostat and connect to Wi-Fi before signing up on the program.
  2. Enroll in Reduce Your Use powered by Rush Hour Rewards.
  3. You’ll get a notification on your Nest thermostat and Nest app when electricity demand is high, known as an energy rush hour event.
  4. Your Nest thermostat will automatically adjust a few degrees during an energy rush hour event to help you conserve without lifting a finger.

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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