RPU’s voluntary demand response program is designed to reward you for reducing your electricity use during periods of high demand, while helping the environment and reliability of the grid.
Participants agree to brief, limited Peak Savings Events, which adjust their thermostats during peak electric demand periods from May 1 through September 30. Peak demand periods for adjustments typically occur on especially hot days, but Peak Savings Events may also be called under other circumstances to reduce strain on the grid. Peak Savings Events will not occur on weekends or holidays.
RPU electric customers who have installed a qualifying Ecobee, Honeywell, or Google Nest connected thermostat controlling their central air conditioning or heat pump system are eligible.
How will I know if I am eligible?
To be eligible to enroll, you must have the following qualifications:
No, customers participating in RPU’s Load Management program are not eligible for the BYOT program. However, a customer may switch to the BYOT program after terminating participation in the Load Management program.
You will receive a one-time $50 enrollment incentive, as a bill credit and must remain on the program for 12 consecutive months.
Your $50 enrollment incentives will be applied to your electric utility account within four (4) to six (6) weeks after receiving program approval. One (1) incentive per account, per service location.
You agree to stay enrolled throughout the summer season to receive a year-end $25 bill credit. Year-end incentives will be applied to your electric utility bill during the months of November – December.
Yes, so long as your thermostat is a qualifying Ecobee, Honeywell, or Google Nest.
No, there is only one (1) incentive per account, per service location.
You can find the BYOT Terms and Conditions for all thermostat providers below:
Confirm your eligibility for the program with these four (4) questions:
Click the Enroll Now button to go to your thermostat’s enrollment site, where you will follow a series of simple steps to enroll.
Once your eligibility is confirmed by RPU, you will be enrolled in the program. You will receive notification on your eligibility status in your email.
Customers enrolled in the BYOT program will be notified of Peak Savings Events through RPU’s customer web portal, email, SMS or by the smart thermostat manufacturer via a mobile app or the thermostat.
Peak Savings Events will only affect the temperature by a few degrees, with minimal impact on comfort. In addition, you can easily opt out of a Peak Savings Event at any time, for any reason.
Send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org or call (800) 778-3421 requesting to end your participation in RPU’s BYOT program. Unenrolling from the program will end your participation for all your enrolled thermostats.
You can reach out to RPU’s Customer Care team at email@example.com , visit RPU’s website at www.rpu.org, or simply call (800) 778-3421.
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