Oregon – Pacific Power has launched an innovative energy program named Optimal Time Rewards, designed to benefit residential customers across Oregon and Washington. This initiative aims to assist customers in managing their energy costs while contributing to the development of a more resilient and sustainable electrical grid.
A Win-Win for Customers and the Grid
The utility’s recent announcement highlights the dual benefits of the Optimal Time Rewards program: cost management for customers and enhanced grid sustainability. By joining the program, participants are eligible for initial incentives up to $50, along with ongoing annual incentives. This initiative is part of Pacific Power’s broader strategy to leverage smart technology to promote energy efficiency and respond effectively to demand fluctuations.
How to Participate
Participation in the Optimal Time Rewards program is straightforward and accessible in two ways:
- Residential customers with smart thermostats connected to electric heating or cooling systems can enroll to contribute towards balancing energy demand.
- Those residing in multi-family housing units have the option to enroll electric water heaters in the program.
By participating, customers allow Pacific Power to make minor adjustments to their thermostats or manage their water heater’s energy consumption during peak electricity demand periods. These adjustments are designed to be minor and temporary, ensuring minimal impact on the participants’ comfort and routine.
Ongoing Incentives and Information
In exchange for their cooperation, participants will receive ongoing incentives, making it a mutually beneficial arrangement. The adjustments to thermostats or water heater consumption during peak demand times help balance the grid and reduce overall energy costs.
For residential customers interested in exploring the Optimal Time Rewards program and understanding the benefits it offers, detailed information is available at: https://www.pacificpower.net/OTR. Property managers looking to facilitate water heater enrollment for their tenants can find more information at: https://www.pacificpower.net/Landlord. It’s an opportunity for Pacific Power customers to actively participate in energy conservation efforts while benefiting from the utility’s innovative approach to energy management.