The Connected Homes Program leverages the technology of smart, wifi enabled appliances and devices into cost savings for HG&E and its customers. Through this program, customers agree to allow HG&E to make brief, limited adjustments to their devices during times of peak electric demand and are rewarded quarterly via incentive checks. This assists in HG&E's management electric demand while helping reduce your carbon footprint.
Customers can expect between two to three adjustments per month, though as many as five could occur. The hours vary depending on the season, but typically adjustments occur between 4 and 8 p.m. (Note: Customers who choose to opt out of an adjustment will not be issued an incentive for that month).
Eligible Device Types:
- HVAC seasonal controls - $5/month in winter, $8/month in summer (eligible thermostats only). Click here for additional eligibility criteria and to see if your thermostat/HVAC seasonal controls qualify.
- Electric Hot Water Heaters -$5/month (GE and Rheem).
- Electric Vehicle Chargers: $10/month plus a free Level 2 charger or a $450 bill credit. Click here to learn more about the monthly electric vehicle charger incentives
How to Apply: Click here to learn more and to apply!
Visit our Connected Homes FAQs webpage for more information.