GridRewards

Program Name: GridRewards
Program Sponsor: Sustainable Westchester (SW), Logical Buildings, and Con Edison (NGO & Private)
Program Type:          Rebates
Technology:               Demand Response
Fuel:                           Natural Gas or Oil.
Eligibility: Businesses with a Con Edison utility account.
Cost:  Free

Description

Sustainable Westchester has partnered with Logical Buildings, a smart building technology software and systems integrator, to launch the GridRewards program. The program connects Con Edison smart meter data with Logical Buildings’ mobile app, SmartKit AI, to provide users with customized energy efficiency insights to help reduce energy usage. GridRewards also allows energy users in Westchester County to receive cash rewards for reducing energy usage during high demand periods, as part of Con Edison’s Demand Reponses Program.

Eligibility

Any business with an eligible Con Edison account may enroll.

How The Program Works

The SmartKit AI technology is made possible through secure software integration into Con Edison’s new Advanced Meter Infrastructure (AMI) recently implemented throughout Westchester County. Once participants are enrolled, users can immediately download the SmartKit AI app for custom energy efficiency measures aimed at reducing energy usage.

In addition, Con Edison pays cash to participants to help lower energy use during peak demand times, so that the utility saves on investing in additional infrastructure. Participants are encouraged to lower use through actions such as raising cooling setpoints on smart thermostats by 4 degrees for a few hours-long periods in the summer, dimming lights, transitioning to LED bulbs, etc.

When energy savings earn revenue, cash is distributed to participants cash is distributed via a check at the end of each summer. This is due to the majority of energy- & cost-saving events occurring on hot summer days.

While each participant is encouraged to reduce as much energy usage as possible during a demand response event, there are no penalties for opting out of an event.

How to Apply

Users can download the SmartKit AI application on their cellphones and receive customized energy efficiency insights to help lower their monthly energy bills.

Contact Information

Dan Welsh, SW Westchester Power Program Director:  westchesterpower@sustainablewestchester.org.

GridRewardsTM is a product of Logical Buildings. To learn more about how Logical Buildings helps building owners and homeowners save money and reduce emissions, contact concierge@logicalbuildings.com or call 908-517-3730.