Any customers of Pacific Gas and Electric Company’s (PG&E) Power Saver Rewards Program in the United States will be compensated if they are able to reduce their energy consumption this summer.
This energy program rewards program has begun already and will run until October 31, and it is widely viewed as a win-win situation for any homeowners in the U.S.
The goal of this program is to encourage as many people as possible to reduce the amount of energy they are using, particularly during the summer months.
On hot summer days between 4pm and 9pm, which PG&E say is when demand is at its highest, the reward events will kick in.
When the rewards come into effect, an email notification will be sent to customers. The hope is that there will be stability with the energy grid.
Something that may come as music to people’s ears is that the sign-up process is free.
Who qualifies for PG&E’s program?
In order to be eligible to claim these reward events, you need to meet all of the following criteria, as set out on the program’s website.
What are participants asked to do?
The answer for this is quite simple, as participants are asked to reduce their energy consumption.
How much will participants be paid?
Rather than receive money, any participants will be given a credit on their utility bill.
Customers will be paid two dollars per kilowatt per hour (kWh) for bringing down their energy use during the reward events.
Then, the credits will be sent out in the first few months once the calendar year has come to an end.
In addition, customers will be sent an end-of-season report showing their energy savings.
What’s more, there could be 240 dollar payments sent out to low-income Americans to try and bring down gas prices.