Smart Energy Savings

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 shown here.

Bring Your Own Thermostat Program
Enrolling in the program would allow Roanoke Electric Cooperative to send a signal to your thermostat to make brief, limited adjustments at times when energy demand is especially high and therefore most expensive. When the program launches, calling on these thermostats will reduce demand during peak times and increase service reliability. You will always have control of your thermostat and can change the settings at any time.

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 an upcoming Bring Your Own Thermostat pilot program being developed.

Internet-connected thermostats, also called smart thermostats, that could qualify for the future program include Nest thermostats.

This program is an example of the types of technology Roanoke Electric Cooperative is pursuing and applying to better use the grid and serve cooperative members in new ways.

Call our Care Center at (252) 209-2236 for details.

Ways to Save

Saving energy means saving money and that means more money in your pocket.  There are many ways to save energy including steps you can take today at no cost.

Check out these energy resources as well as the 101 ways you can save.