A great way to manage your business’ energy costs and earn some extra money while you’re at it.
During hot summer and cold winter days, we all use more electricity. To help keep power reliable, affordable and sustainable, PGE’s Energy Partner Smart Thermostat program can install free smart thermostats to help your business use a little less energy when others are using more.
When energy demand is highest, such as a really hot day or cold morning, your thermostat may be automatically adjusted by just a few degrees for a few hours. You probably won’t even notice a difference, but it can make a big difference to your bottom line.
Not only will these powerful thermostats help you save energy and money year-round, as long as you don’t override more than 50 percent of the Energy Partner events, we also pay you $60 per thermostat twice a year, generating more money for your business.
This is a great program, but in order to qualify for Energy Partner Smart Thermostat program, you must:
Have a ducted electric heating or air conditioning system in your business
Have a permanently installed Wi-Fi network (not a mobile hotspot) in your business if there are fewer than 7 thermostats.
Own or lease your own space; or if you lease, you should have permission from your property manager to replace your current thermostat(s)
Good news: We are resuming smart thermostat installations while incorporating current best practices for physical distancing and new health and safety requirements at sites where exposure risks are low.
See our COVID-19 fact sheet for more information about our safety procedures for installing your new smart thermostats.
We get a special thrill out of helping our customers figure out how to save energy and cut costs.
Lovejoy Bakers scored a tasty deal with the Energy Partner program. Not only did they get free smart thermostats installed, but their energy bill dropped about 40%, a sweet savings of several hundred dollars per month.
When Portland Fire & Rescue wanted to save some energy, PGE came to their rescue. Through the Energy Partner program, over a hundred smart thermostats were installed at 29 Fire Bureau locations for free. And recently, they earned $5,700 by simply letting their new thermostats automatically adjust during times of peak energy demand.