NYSEG and RG&E Smart Savings Rewards Season Underway

BINGHAMTON, NEW YORK — June 21, 2017 —  NYSEG and RG&E, subsidiaries of AVANGRID (NYSEG: AGR), are preparing for the warmer weather this summer by offering customers a chance to enroll in our Smart Savings Rewards program. This innovative program gives participants a chance to begin saving money on their energy bills. By enrolling a connected smart thermostat in Smart Savings Rewards, customers agree to let NYSEG or RG&E make brief, limited adjustments to the connected smart thermostat during times of peak summer electricity demand. As a thank you for participating, customers receive an $85 e-gift card for each enrolled, eligible connected smart thermostat, and can earn $5 bill credits for each adjustment event they fully participate in. The event adjustment season runs through September 30. Customers can opt out of an adjustment event at any time.

“The Smart Savings Rewards program puts our customers in control of their energy use while also reducing the strain on the grid during peak demand use that typically occurs on hot and humid days,” said Mark S. Lynch, president and CEO of NYSEG and RG&E.  “This program helps support reliable service, earns customers money and keeps them in the comfort zone all summer long.”

Connected smart thermostats make it easy and convenient for customers to manage their home’s energy use. It’s easy to switch thermostats, and NYSEG/RG&E will help reduce the cost of a new connected smart thermostat with the $85 enrollment incentive. Once installed, customers can adjust their thermostat on the go from their smartphone or any internet-connected device, or simply set an automatic schedule that optimizes their energy usage based on their routine.

To be eligible, the connected smart thermostat must be used to control a central air conditioning system. Customers can choose from 27 models of connected smart thermostats available from Nest, Honeywell, Alarm.com, Vivint, Sensi, ecobee, Radio Thermostat and Lux.  Customers can purchase eligible thermostats anywhere, and enroll them now at https://enrollmythermostat.com/smartsavings/.
Customers who have recently purchased eligible smart connected thermostats can also enroll in the Smart Savings Rewards program. For more information, email nyseg-rge@energyhub.com or call 888.689.9302.

EnergyHub is the connected home solution company helping AVANGRID bring this demand response program to their eligible customers.  More information is available at enrollmythermostat.com/smartsavings/.