Energy companies want you to save energy. It seems counterintuitive, but the less you use, the fewer power plants they have to build or run or turn on all at once to deal with a surge. It’s a win-win. Less energy means lower bills for both of you.
So energy companies across the country are finding ways to help you save. And one of the best ways they’ve found so far is simple: the Nest Learning Thermostat.
There are now over 50 rebates and rewards for the Nest Learning Thermostat. 30% of US homes can get a rebate. And people are pouring into Rush Hour Rewards programs where energy companies will pay you to let Nest save energy on very hot or cold days.
It’s not just a program anymore. It’s a movement. Here are some of the latest offers from energy companies:
Kansas City Power and Light – KCP&L serves more than 800,000 customers in northwest Missouri and eastern Kansas. KCP&L is offering customers a free Nest Thermostat with free professional installation, or a $50 credit for self-installation, when they enroll in Rush Hour Rewards. Customers will also get $25 after their first year of participation.
Commonwealth Edison – ComEd provides service to approximately 3.8 million customers across Illinois, or 70 percent of the state’s population. ComEd is offering residential customers a $100 rebate on the Nest Thermostat. This is a part of the ComEd Smart Ideas Energy Efficiency Program that targets saving 11 million MWh of electricity.
Enbridge Gas Distribution – Enbridge delivers natural gas to 2 million homes and businesses across Ontario and is offering residential customers a $100 rebate on the Nest Thermostat.
Vectren – Vectren serves more than 1 million customers in adjoining service territories that cover nearly two-thirds of Indiana and about 20 percent of Ohio. As part of its pilot study, Vectren is providing select Indiana customers with a Nest Thermostat at no cost and Rush Hour Rewards. Vectren is also offering residential customers in Indiana and Ohio a $100 rebate on the Nest Thermostat.
United Cooperative Services – United serves more than 55,000 members in North Texas and is offering residential members up to a $110 rebate when they enroll in Rush Hour Rewards, and an additional $50 if they replace an existing thermostat that’s not Wi-Fi enabled.
CoServ Electric – The second-largest electric cooperative in Texas, CoServ serves more than 170,000 members in North Texas and is offering residential members a $100 electric bill credit when they enroll in Rush Hour Rewards.
Georgia Power – Georgia Power provides service to 2.5 million customers in all but four of Georgia’s 159 counties. Georgia Power is offering residential customers a $100 rebate on the Nest Thermostat.
Santee Cooper – Santee Cooper is South Carolina’s largest power producer and is offering their retail customers a $125 rebate on the Nest Thermostat.
Portland General Electric – PGE serves 852,000 residential, commercial and industrial customers in Oregon. PGE is offering customers up to a $75 rebate when they enroll in Rush Hour Rewards. PGE is the first Nest partner to offer Rush Hour Rewards in both the summer and winter.
Puget Sound Energy – PSE serves more than 1 million electric customers and more than 790,000 natural gas customers in the Puget Sound area. PSE is offering residential customers a $75 rebate on the Nest Thermostat.
Find rebates near you (and find out if you’re eligible for them) at nest.com/rebates-and-rewards/.