April showers bring May savings

The sun is shining and spring flowers are blossoming. Here at Piedmont Electric, that means savings are in bloom too! This spring, explore our money-saving programs to help you save now and in the warmer days ahead.

money saving programs

Smart thermostat savings program

If you’re someone who tries to keep your energy use low in the summer months, our smart thermostat savings program can help! This program helps you reduce your energy use during the hottest months of the year plus pays you bill credits during the summer months.

When you sign up, Piedmont Electric will make slight adjustments to your Nest thermostat settings via in-home WiFi on very hot afternoons. Of course, you always have the final say in your home’s temperature, so you can adjust it back at any time.

How it helps you save:

  • A $50 instant rebate just for joining
  • A monthly bill credit of $2.50 from June through September
  • Lower energy bills, thanks to more efficient thermostat use

Visit pemc.coop/thermostat to learn more.

Air conditioning load management

Another way to combat the costs associated with hot summer days is to join our air conditioning load management program.

When you join, we’ll install a load control switch on your meter which will cycle your unit off for a short time during periods when our co-op has high energy use.

How it helps you save:

  • A one-time $25 credit, just for joining
  • A monthly bill credit of $2.50–$7.50 from June through September depending on which level you join
  • Lower energy bills, thanks to more efficient AC use

Learn how to join at pemc.coop/load-management.

Water heater load management

The cost it takes to heat your water can be a sneaky culprit of higher bills. Help control this by joining our water heater load management program.

Once you’ve signed up, we’ll cycle your electric water heater off when the energy use is at its peak for our co-op. Your tank keeps a reserve of hot water ready to use, so in most cases you won’t notice a difference when it’s turned off.

How it helps you save:

  • A one-time $25 credit, just for joining
  • A monthly bill credit of $1 all year long
  • Lower energy bills, thanks to more efficient water heating

Sign up at pemc.coop/load-management.

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