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Join the PeakRewards Smart Thermostat program to save money and energy! When you enroll you will receive up to $200 in bill credits your first year and up to $100 each year after that, as well as a brand new Wi-Fi thermostat with professional installation (valued at $269) at your home at no out of pocket cost to you. Expand for more information Additionally, as a participant you agree to help ease high electricity demand by allowing BGE to cycle your air conditioning on and off during periods of summer peak demand. Cycling events will typically occur during the summer months of June through September but can happen during other months throughout the year. If there is a significant increase in peak energy demand, your PeakRewards device will receive a signal to cycle your air conditioning. Cycling helps maintain reliable service while keeping down the cost of electricity for everyone.

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Make PeakRewards Part of Your Smart Home

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    Control from anywhere with your Android phone or Apple Watch, iPhone, or iPad
  • Wi-Fi
    Connect to your smart home system such as Apple HomeKit or Amazon Echo
  • Home
    Use vacation setting to help lower energy use while you’re away
  • Sun
    View the local weather forecast right on the thermostat
  • Savings
    Save year round on your heating and cooling costs

How It Works

When you enroll, you’ll select your cycling level: 50%, 75% or 100%. Your cycling level is related to the amount of time your air conditioner cycles during an emergency cycling event. The higher your cycling level, the more bill credits you can receive.

Cycling Levels

As a PeakRewards Smart Thermostat program participant, you are guaranteed to receive your monthly PeakRewards credit (June-September).


BGE schedules Energy Savings Days when the demand for electricity is expected to be particularly high. These events are voluntary and, if you choose to participate by reducing your electricity usage, you can earn a bill credit of $1.25 for every kilowatt-hour saved compared to your typical usage. There could be up to 6 Energy Savings Days each summer. If you participate in both Energy Savings Days and the PeakRewards Program, you will receive whichever credit is higher during your billing period.

What is Cycling?

During Energy Savings Days your air conditioning will be cycled up to 50% on and off. You have the ability to override up to two Energy Savings Days, if cycling that day isn't convenient for you! Overrides can be scheduled in advance by calling the PeakRewards hotline at 1-855-231-5501 or during an event, right from your Wi-Fi Thermostat! Expand for more information However, if an emergency event is called on an Energy Savings day, you will be cycled to your chosen participation level and any scheduled overrides will be canceled. Learn how PeakRewards and Energy Savings Days offer you two ways to save.

When regional demand for electricity is close to surpassing supply, BGE may be required by PJM, the Regional Transmission Operator for the Mid-Atlantic region, to activate an emergency cycling event. During an emergency event, your Wi-Fi thermostat may receive an emergency signal to cycle your air conditioner on and off, up to your selected cycling level. Because of the nature of emergency cycling events, you aren't able to override cycling during these events. On these days, your participation helps to avoid potential brownouts and rolling blackouts.

Prepare for Your Installation

Watch this short video to prepare for the installation of your new ecobee3 lite. If you need to schedule an appointment, call our customer hotline at 1-855-231-5501. Expand for more information  

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