Reduce Energy Use and Earn Bill Credits
Power Rewards: Work AC pays you to reduce your business’s energy use when energy demand is high. During Peak Energy Events, we will make small adjustments to a pre-identified air conditioner to reduce demand on the energy grid. Your business can earn bill credits for every event.
Shifting energy use away from high-demand periods allows us to rely on more renewable energy sources during peak times. This helps keep prices more affordable for you, your customers and our community, plus it helps the environment by reducing our carbon footprint.
Get Bill Credits This Summer
When energy use is high, on hot and humid days, we will hold a Peak Energy Event. During the event, we will send a signal to a pre-identified AC compressor to reduce the high-energy demand on the grid. The central AC fans will continue to circulate air throughout your building. This will affect the temperature by a few degrees, with minimal impact on comfort. You can opt out of an event at any time, for any reason. Once the typical 2-3 hour event is over, the device will trigger your AC system to automatically adjust the temperature to the normal setting and schedule.
You will earn $1.95 per event.* With up to 15 events per summer, the savings can add up! And you probably won’t even notice an event is taking place.
It’s Easy! Here’s How It Works
- I&M commercial customer.
- Maximum of 40 kW in monthly peak demand usage.
- Have a Smart Meter.
- Have broadband internet service.
- Have central air conditioning. No heat pumps.
Events typically occur on especially hot and humid days. They are held weekdays from May through September and typically last 2-3 hours, but will not last longer than 6 hours. There is a maximum of 15 events per summer.
You can earn $1.95 for each HVAC unit that participates in an event. You will receive the bill credits on the next month’s bill.
You can opt out of an event overriding the temperature on your thermostat. If you opt out of the event, you will not receive bill credits.
Power Rewards: Work AC is voluntary. You must participate in the program for a least 12 months.
Most customers report a small change in temperature with minimal impact to comfort. The potential temperature change during events depends on a variety of factors, including the temperature outside, the business’s insulation, and if blinds/curtains are closed.
To find other energy-saving tips, see our collection of energy-saving tips.
Smart Meters (AMI) have a blue label while standard meters have a red label.
You must participate in the program for at least 12 months. If you want to unenroll at that time, send an email requesting to end your participation in the Power Rewards: Work AC program. Once you unenroll, you will not receive bill credits.
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*During Peak Energy Events, exercise discretion and consider health impacts when reducing energy use. Your actual savings will vary, so there is no guarantee of savings. Product offerings and rebates are subject to change without notice. See the specific rebate application for Terms & Conditions.