Smart Energy Savings
How to save on your electric bill the smart way?
Smart Energy Savings programs use internet technology-supported energy monitoring and management devices and capabilities, commonly known as "smart" tools, designed to save money on member-owners' electric bills. These smart tool programs achieve cost-savings in a variety of ways, such as helping member-owners track and manage their own energy use and automatically decreasing use during peak demand times without affecting comfort levels. Lowering power use during peak demand times saves the Co-op money by keeping the overall cost of electricity down, and empowering member-owners to decrease energy consumption helps lower monthly electric bills.
The Co-op offers member-owners a variety of Smart Energy Savings options show here. Want to save even more? Register for the Co-op's triple savings offer, which includes a free ecobee3 thermostat, a free hot water heater thermostat control device and six months of discounted internet pricing along with free installation and equipment (valued at more than $300) by signing up for Roanoke Connect high-speed internet service .
|Ecobee3 Wi-Fi-enabled thermostats have the potential to provide both energy efficiency and wholesale power cost savings that the cooperative could pass on to member-owners. The devices also offer member-owners an easy and convenient way of managing comfort and the power bill. Get more information on Ecobee3 Wi-Fi-enabled thermostat or sign up.||
|The Roanoke Electric Cooperative free mobile app enables member-owners to monitor and track energy consumption by viewing daily usage graphs, signing up for high-use text alerts and other account management capabilities on the go and in real-time. Download Android App or iphone App.||
|Bring Your Own Thermostat (BYOT), if you’re one of the hundreds of Roanoke Electric Cooperative member-owners with an internet-connected thermostat, you could be eligible to earn $75 upfront and $4 per month by participating in BYOT. Find out more about BYOT or sign up.||
|Smart water heater controls is a load management program allows member-owners to assist the cooperative in keeping down its peak demand for electricity and receive a monthly credit of $1.00 on their electric bill. It is a demand side management program that is designed to keep down the cooperative’s peak demand costs. We do this by connecting load management controls to water heaters. These controls adjust your water heater during periods wherein we will need to shed our load. Learn more about our Water Heater Load Limiting Program or sign up.||
|Upgrade to $ave allows member-owners to finance cost-effective, energy-efficient home improvements at no upfront cost to them. All member-owners are eligible to participate in this program that begins with a free to energy assessment, simply as a benefit of co-op membership. The co-op will send and pay for a certified energy assessor coming to the participant's home and conduct a full energy assessment to determine the efficiency upgrades that will result in the most cost-savings on the participant's monthly power bills. The co-op will then schedule a follow-up appointment to send a weatherization crew back to the participant's home to install the energy efficiency upgrades -- also at no upfront cost to the participant. The co-op covers the investment costs of the upgrades so the member-owner will not be charged a fee nor incur any loan debt.|