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ENROLL A SMART THERMOSTAT

Save energy and get rewarded

Receive $50 now and $50* a year by enrolling your thermostat in the Smart Thermostat Program! You’ll help hold down power costs for all cooperative members and help Beat the Peak.

*Refer to your cooperative's website for more details.

How it works

Your thermostat will make small adjustments based on peak times. These typically occur on cold winter mornings and hot summer afternoons when demand for electricity is at its highest and the cost of it is high. Reducing energy use when demand is high helps keep wholesale power costs stable.

Your local cooperative will pre-cool or pre-heat your house, so you stay comfy while your HVAC system saves energy. Plus, you’re always in control. You can adjust your thermostat at any time.

HOLD DOWN power costs for all members and make a positive impact on the environment. Join other Beat The Peak volunteers and the Smart Thermostat Program today!

WHICH THERMOSTAT DO YOU HAVE?
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  1. How do we control?
    1. In the winter, your thermostat will pre-heat +2 degrees in the first hour and is then lowered by -4 degrees over the following 3-hour peak demand period.
    2. In the summer, your thermostat will pre-cool -2 degrees in the first hour and is then increased by +4 degrees over the following 3-hour peak demand period.
  2. Why do we control?
    1. By adjusting your thermostat during peak demand periods, we are able to lower your cooperative’s peak demand.
    2. Lowering peak demand lessens the need for your cooperative to build costly generation.
  3. When do we control?
    1. In the winter, peak demand periods typically occur between 6-9 a.m.
    2. In the summer, peak demand periods typically occur between 3-7 p.m.
  4. How often do we control?
    1. On average, your thermostat will be controlled 4-5 times each month.
  5. What if I don’t want to participate today?
    1. You can opt-out of peak demand events by clicking the opt-out button on your thermostat app or on the thermostat.
    2. Please refer to your local cooperative’s program details for how many annual events you must participate in to qualify for the annual rebate from your cooperative.

Below is an example of a winter control event with a thermostat that has an initial setpoint of 68 degrees:

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Below is an example of a summer control event with a thermostat that has an initial setpoint of 78 degrees:

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