Get Paid to Reduce Energy
REC's Summer Savings Plan is a free, voluntary program that allows most residential member-owners and some business members to receive a rebate for using less electricity on specific days in the summer. Extreme heat during the summer often results in more electricity being used as people spend more time indoors. This impacts the price REC pays for the electricity delivered to its member-owners. You can help and get paid to do it!
Member-owners who choose to participate will receive a bill credit based on how much energy they save during these times. For every kilowatt hour (kWh) saved, you will earn 75 cents in bill credits, which adds up quickly.
The Summer Savings Plan runs from June to September. After you sign up, REC will notify you by text, email or from the MyREC SmartHub app signaling you to save energy during specific days and times when electricity is expected to be in high demand. If you are enrolled in REC's Summer Savings Plan, here are some things to do during a Summer Savings Event:
- Increase the normal temperature setting on your AC thermostat by several degrees (REC recommends a setting of 78 degrees or higher.)
- Avoid or discontinue the use of stoves, ovens, dishwashers, or other appliances or machinery.
- Turn off your pool pump.
- Delay using hot water during peak times.
- Avoid charging your electric vehicle, electric power tools or lawnmowers during this time.
- Turn off and unplug electronics such as gaming systems, computers, TVs and DVD players.
- Avoid charging electronic devices such as cell phones, tablets or laptop computers.
The more you reduce your energy use, the bigger your rebate. For more energy saving tips click here