Bring Your Own Thermostat Program

Enroll Now & Get Cash Back

MAKE THE MOST OF YOUR NEW SMART THERMOSTAT

Enrolling your newly installed Nest, ecobee, Lux, or Honeywell smart thermostat in your cooperative's Bring Your Own Thermostat (BYOT) program will help you save energy and money by reducing your energy usage. That's not all - we'll give you  cash back for a qualified, enrolled device that controls your central A/C. Plus, you may be able to earn additional incentives for your participation in the program each year.

Don't have a smart thermostat yet? Browse available devices on EnergyWise MN Store and search for the "BYOT Cash Back Available" tag under eligible products. 

HOW THE PROGRAM WORKS 

Your smart thermostat can help you use less energy during high demand, peak energy use hours, and can help us keep your energy service reliable. Here's how it works:

  • We will make brief, limited adjustments ("events") to your A/C setting during periods of high energy use in the summer.
  • A maximum of 10 events each summer (from May 1 through Sept. 30), unless there's a power emergency.
  • Each event will last no longer than four hours and will take place sometime between 11:30 a.m. and 11 p.m. on weekdays.
  • You're always in control. You can adjust your temperature at any time during an event. 

HOW TO RECEIVE YOUR CASH BACK REFUND

On successful enrollment in the BYOT program, we will provide cash back per eligible thermostat. If you bought your thermostat on EnergyWiseMNStore.com, you'll see your cash credit back on your monthly electrical bill.

HOW DO I ENROLL MY THERMOSTAT?

If you are a participating cooperative member of your local electric cooperative with a Wi-Fi network and use one of the Nest, ecobee, Lux, or Honeywell thermostats sold on EnergyWiseMNStore.com to operate your central air conditioning cooling system, you’re eligible to participate. 

Simply follow the one of the links below to enroll your device. When registering your device with your manufacturer and enrolling in the BYOT program, make sure to enter the same email address used for your order on EnergyWiseMNStore.com.

 

Minnesota Valley Electric Cooperative:

2017 Residential Wi-Fi Thermostat Installation Rebate

  • Rebate amount is $65
  • Rebates will only be honored for Wi-Fi Thermostats that are purchased on the EnergyWise MN Store. Other store bought thermostats do not qualify for this rebate offer or program.
  • Thermostats can be installed by yourself or a hired contractor.
  • Limit of one rebate per household. 
  • Please be sure you are able to control the thermostat by phone or computer. If MVEC cannot access the thermostat, the rebate will not be sent. 

Connexus Energy Rebate:

2017 Residential Wi-Fi Thermostat Installation Rebate