Smart Water Heater Rewards

Keep comfortable and earn rebates on your PGE bill

If you live in the PGE Smart Grid Test Bed and you have a qualifying water heater, you can save energy and earn rebates by participating in our smart water heater pilot.

If you qualify PGE, you’ll receive a $50 bill credit plus additional PGE bill credits all year. It’s easy – your water heater does all the work and you get all the rewards!


Sign up and start saving

For a limited time, you can get steep discounts – up to $1,000* – off the purchase and installation of a smart heat pump water heater!

*Limited time offer through Dec. 15, 2021 for customers with existing electric water heaters. Savings and incentives will vary depending on make and model chosen and your unique situation. Great Northwest Installations can walk you through your options.

Energy-efficient and durable, smart water heaters give you reliable hot water and can save you up to hundreds of dollars a year on your electric bill. To find out more about your discounts and which smart water heater is right for you, sign up today.

If you already have one of the following smart water heaters, this program's for you!


How it works

The most common electric water heater stores 50 gallons of hot water for immediate use. Depending on your make and model, PGE can use your water heater like a battery, communicating wirelessly to shift the heating of your water to a time of the day or night when energy demand is lower. You will always have hot water when you need it and your water heater will simply turn back on if you need hot water during a peak time.


The power of we starts with me

When you use energy matters and having your water heater automatically shift some of your energy use away from peak times makes a difference. Balancing energy helps us use more sustainable resources, lowering costs and providing you with reliable energy. Check out our PGE Smart Grid Test Bed video PGE for more information.

Not at all. You will enjoy plenty of hot water and won’t notice a difference – except energy savings and money back on your PGE bill!

You shouldn’t notice any difference in your service or availability of hot water.

You’ll earn $1 for every kilowatt-hour of energy shifted during a Peak Time Event. Your earnings will show up as a credit on your PGE bill each month, and by the end of the first year on the program, you could earn up to $25!

We’re here to help

Do you have questions about the program or the PGE Smart Grid Test Bed? We’d be glad to answer them. Contact us at smartwaterheater@portlandgeneral.com, and we’ll walk you through everything.