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Join Power Perks
The Power Perks Program aims to give you remote control of your AC while keeping the electricity grid in New York healthy. It is a part of a study sponsored by the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) and conducted by energy technology company, ThinkEco.
smartAC kits let you connect your air conditioner unit to your home Wi-Fi network then control it from anywhere with a free app. You can set schedules and monitor your energy use. Receive up to 4 free devices for participating.
Earn up to $25 in rewards for each AC that participates in the program. You can redeem rewards for a wide range of gift cards and local deals.
From time to time, Power Perks will hold Conservation Events when it may turn your AC on and off periodically or adjust it to a slightly higher thermostat setting to reduce power use. They typically last 4 hours and occur between 3 and 5 times per summer. You will have plenty of notice and can opt out any time.
Help NYC stay cool
There are over 7 million ACs in New York and they can overtax the electric grid from time to time. When thousands of people let their ACs participate in Conservation Events, they take the stress off of the electric grid and make sure everyone in the neighborhood keeps cool.