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Saving energy and money go hand-in-hand. We can all contribute to reducing Austin’s energy demand by making simple lifestyle changes and energy-efficient home improvements. When demand decreases, we all save. Austin Energy is committed to helping our customers achieve the greatest savings possible.

Power Partner℠ Thermostats

Become a Power Partner to save energy and money.

Enjoy an $85 bill credit for each smart thermostat you enroll in the Power Partner program. Plus, earn a $25 rebate from Austin Energy for buying and installing a new smart thermostat.

Enjoy two ways to save with an eligible smart thermostat.

Already Own a Smart Thermostat?

Become a Power Partner and earn an $85 bill credit for each eligible thermostat you enroll in the Power Partner program, where Austin Energy adjusts your thermostat on a handful of high energy use days.

As a Power Partner, you can:

  • Save money on your energy bills by using less energy
  • Lower the cost of electricity in our community
  • Enhance power grid reliability during times of high energy use
  • Reduce your carbon footprint

Power Partner events occur on a small number of extremely hot summer days. On these days, Austin Energy will briefly adjust your thermostat settings by a few degrees only as needed to help manage high energy use throughout the community, known as peak energy demand.

As a Power Partner, your participation in these events can increase your energy savings without significantly impacting comfort.

Power Partner events will:

  • Occur only between 3:00-6:00 p.m. during the summer (June 1 – Sept. 30), excluding rare emergencies.
  • Adjust your thermostat upward 2 to 4 degrees, no higher than 85 degrees.
  • Occur on weekdays only (no weekends or holidays).
  • Occur no more than three times per week and no more than 25 times during the summer period.
  • Adjust your thermostat downward 2 to 4 degrees roughly 30 minutes before the event to provide temporary comfort once the event begins.

You can opt out of Power Partner events at any time by simply adjusting your thermostat or thermostat app. Customers who wish to permanently discontinue their participation in Power Partner events may do so by submitting a Power Partner Opt Out request.

Note: We do not recommend participating in this offering if someone in your home or office is experiencing serious health problems.

Learn more about the Power Partner Program

Thinking of Buying a Smart Thermostat?

Austin Energy customers qualify for a $25 rebate for each new eligible, smart thermostat installed at home. Read the Eligibility tab for details.

Once you install the new thermostat, consider becoming a Power Partner and get an $85 bill credit for each smart thermostat you enroll.

Eligibility and Enrollment

To enroll as a Power Partner and qualify for the $85 bill credit, find your eligible thermostat manufacturer and model in the Eligibility tab and click the How to Enroll link.

If purchased within the last 90 days, these devices are also eligible for a separate $25 rebate after purchase and installation.

Austin Energy will provide:

  • An $85 bill credit for each eligible thermostat you enroll in the Power Partner program (see Eligibility tab for more details). The credit will appear as an “Adjustment” line item within 1-2 billing cycles after approval.
  • A $25 rebate for Austin Energy customers who buy and install eligible thermostats. Apply online

Prerequisites

  • You must have an eligible thermostat.
  • You must be an Austin Energy customer with a unique account number. Co-op and master-metered accounts are not eligible at this time.
  • Simply replacing an already enrolled smart thermostat with a new smart thermostat in the same household is not eligible for an additional incentive.

Requirements

  • You must agree to a post-installation inspection by Austin Energy, if necessary.
  • Existing equipment must be connected and operational.
  • You must have a standard air conditioning system (split system, package unit, or heat pump).
  • The heater component may be gas or electric.
  • Your air conditioning equipment must be in good mechanical condition and controlled by an approved, communicating thermostat device.
  • Homeowners and renters are eligible to receive the Power Partner program participation bill credit. Homeowners and renters may also receive the purchase and installation rebate if they purchased and installed the thermostat.
  • Landlords are only eligible for the purchase and installation rebate and are not eligible to receive the Power Partner program bill credit.
  • Applicants are limited to five (5) thermostats.
  • You must use an eligible thermostat from the list below.

 

Eligible Thermostats

Vendor Thermostat Models How to Enroll
Alarm.com

Radio Thermostat CT30, CT80, CT100; Trane ComfortLink Control; RCS Z-Wave Communicating Thermostat; GoControl Z-wave Thermostat; Alarm.com Smart Thermostat

Enroll with Alarm.com
ecobee ecobee, ecobee 3 lite, ecobee 4, ecobee Smart Si, Ecobee SmartThermostat with voice control Enroll with ecobee (pdf)
Emerson Sensi™ Wi-Fi Programmable Thermostat, Sensi Touch Wi-Fi Thermostat Enroll with Emerson
Filtrete Filtrete 3M-50 (WiFi) Enroll with Filtrete
Honeywell Home Wi-Fi Smart Color Thermostat, Wi-Fi 7-Day Programmable Thermostat, Wi-Fi 9000 7-Day Programmable Thermostat, 9000 Smart Thermostat, 7-Day Programmable Smart Thermostat, VisionPro 8000 Smart Thermostat, Round Smart Thermostat, T5+ Smart Thermostat, T6 Pro Smart Thermostat, T9 Smart Thermostat, T10 Smart Thermostat Enroll with Honeywell Home
Lux Products LUX/GEO, LUX KONO Enroll with Lux
Nest

Nest Thermostat, Nest Learning Thermostat, Nest Thermostat E

Enroll with Nest
Pelican Wireless TS200, TS200H, TS250, TS250H Enroll with Pelican Wireless
Radio Thermostat Filtrete 3M-50, CT30, CT50, CT80 Enroll with Radio Thermostat
Vivint Radio Thermostat CT100 with Vivint Go!Control Panel Enroll with Vivint

 

Select thermostats must be installed by a third-party installer as part of an alarm system package.

 Some thermostat manufacturers may conduct their own energy savings programs. Refer to your thermostat manufacturer's website for details.

Apply for a $25 Rebate Online

You can apply for your $25 rebate online once you purchase your Power Partner Thermostat.

Apply Online

Are You Waiting For a Rebate?

Use the confirmation (enrollment) and utility account numbers to check the status of your rebate application.

Check Status

Buy and install a new eligible thermostat, then register your device with the manufacturer.

How to Receive Your $85 Bill Credit

  1. Connect your thermostat to a home Wi-Fi network or a networked hub in your apartment/condo complex. Create your thermostat account with your thermostat manufacturer using your computer or smartphone.
  2. Click on the enrollment instructions for your specific device make and model, listed on the Description tab.
  3. Follow the instructions in the email you receive from the thermostat manufacturer to complete your application.
  4. If approved, you will receive confirmation by email from the thermostat manufacturer. If approved, you should receive your $85 bill credit within 1-2 billing cycles of enrolling.

How to Apply for an Additional $25 Rebate

A $25 separate purchase and installation rebate is also available to Austin Energy customers with eligible devices. Apply online

Tips for Applying Online

  • If you choose to submit the online rebate application, you will need to have all required information on hand before you start.
  • You will need to complete and submit the application in a single session. You cannot save your information and start again later. Active sessions time out after one hour of inactivity.

Disclaimer

Funding is limited and available only to Austin Energy customers on a first-come, first-served basis. Offerings are subject to change without notice.

Rebates are not guaranteed until after Austin Energy's review and approval of the rebate application.

Program guidelines include additional requirements and limitations for receiving the above rebates. Contact us for more details.



Date last reviewed or modified: 6/29/21
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