Austin Energy Dials Down Home Energy Use With Smart Phones

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Better Buildings Residential Network member Austin Energy used summer’s unpredictable weather patterns as an opportunity to remind Austin, Texas, residents of its Power PartnerSM Thermostat incentive. Customers can receive an $85 rebate for one of several “smart” thermostats that they can control remotely from a smart phone, if they also allow Austin Energy access.

Closeup of a smart phone displaying thermostat controls, in someone's hands.

When the demand for electricity is highest, Austin Energy schedules events that modify rebate participants’ thermostat settings to use less energy. Customers can opt out at any time using their thermostat or through their thermostat’s Web portal.

Learn more about Austin Energy’s smart thermostat rebate.