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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

On cold winter mornings and hot summer
afternoons, the demand for electricity and the cost
is at its highest. During these peaks, your local
cooperative will pre-cool or pre-heat your house.
That way, you stay comfy while your HVAC system
reduces its use of electricity. Plus, you’re always in
control. You can adjust your thermostat at any time.

Reducing energy use when demand is high helps
keep wholesale power costs stable.

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

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    • 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.
    • 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.
    • 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.
    • How often do we control?
      1. On average, your thermostat will be controlled 4-5 times each month.
    • 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:




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

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