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Now you can get paid to save energy at home and help your co-op control long-term power costs. Enroll your Nest Learning Thermostat in Rush Hour Rewards and Farmers EC will reward you with $100 account credit (maximum 2). After the first year, you can earn an additional $50 credit for each consecutive year you participate in the program.

Rush Hour Rewards Program

Follow the link for system requirements and complete program details.
Confirmation of enrollment takes three to five business days. Be sure to have your Nest username and password available when enrolling.

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Rush Hour Rewards is a voluntary program designed to reduce electricity use during peak summer hours. On the hottest afternoons, hard-working air conditioners all over our region create an “energy rush hour” as people return home from work, adjust their thermostats down, and put more strain on the grid. The higher demand requires more power generation which drives up future power costs for you and Farmers EC.

During a Rush Hour event, a Nest thermostat will pre-cool your home ahead of time and tweak the temperature back as much as three degrees during the time of peak usage. Although the program manages overall demand, you remain in control of your home’s temperature and can adjust it if necessary to remain comfortable.

The program spans four months, from June through September. You’ll receive notification a minimum of two hours in advance of each event, which can last up to four hours at a time and will take place between noon and 9 p.m. There will be no more than 25 rush hour events during the summer and no more than three during one week.

Enrollment Requirements
You must have the following to enroll in this program:

  • Central Air
  • Wi-Fi
  • Nest Learning Thermostat

Download a copy of our Terms & Conditions (PDF)