Stay cool this summer while making smart energy choices with help from the Omaha Public Power District.
Cool Smart, an OPPD Power Forward program, is a demand-side management program that helps OPPD work toward its goal of shedding 300 megawatts (MW) of peak demand by 2023.
To date, approximately 43,000 customers are enrolled in the program, and they’re getting paid to do so – $50 during the first year. Their participation is reducing OPPD’s peak energy usage by 62 MW.
OPPD customer can also participate in a smart thermostat program to help the utility reduce demand. In this program, customers earn a one-time $100 bill credit when they sign up, and receive a $20 credit annually.
Currently, the program is only available for Nest thermostat owners who sign up for Rush Hour Rewards. By signing up, customers allow OPPD and Nest to manage their Nest thermostats during Rush Hour events. There may be up to 15 per year from May to October. These events would last up to four hours between the hours of noon and 9 p.m.
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