There's a new program being offered by Pacific Power that could get you some "incentives" if you give the power company some control over your thermostat. That sound like something you'd like?

IT'S A PROGRAM IN WHICH YOU CAN EARN MONEY AND OTHER INCENTIVES

Officials at Pacific Power say the new energy program is called Optimal Time Rewards. It's for residential customers in the state to help customers manage costs while "creating a more resilient and sustainable grid." If you get involved in the Optimal Time Rewards program you can earn incentives of up to $50, plus ongoing annual incentives. The way you earn those incentives is by partnering with Pacific Power "to more effectively manage spikes in demand and fluctuations of power supply."

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THE PROGRAM IS ONE OF A NUMBER OF INCENTIVE PROGRAMS

Officials say Optimal Time Rewards is one of a number of energy efficiency and demand response programs Pacific Power is offering to "help keep energy costs low for everyone through the use of smart technology."

WOULD YOU GIVE THE COMPANY PERMISSION TO ADJUST YOUR DEVICES?

You can get involved in two different ways. Pacific Power officials say you can enroll a smart thermostat connected to electric heating or cooling equipment. Customers in multifamily housing can also enroll an electric water heater.
In exchange Pacific Power says you'll benefit from for allowing the utility to make "minor adjustments to thermostat or to manage a water heater consumption for brief periods when electricity demand is high."
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