Sawnee Smart Savers FAQ

Question linkHow do I sign up for Sawnee Smart Savers?
  • Confirm your eligibility for the Sawnee Smart Savers program with these three questions:
    1. Are you a Sawnee EMC residential customer?
    2. Do you use your thermostat to control your central air conditioning system?
    3. Will you allow Sawnee EMC to make short, low impact thermostat adjustments on high energy usage days?
  • If you confirm these three questions, please choose whether you have an internet-connected thermostat to enroll in the Sawnee Smart Savers program or if you would like to purchase an existing thermostat.
  • If you have an existing thermostat, please select your thermostat among the eligible models. If you don’t have an existing eligible thermostat, please choose a model, purchase and install it. Once you have installed and activated, come back to enroll your new thermostat in the Power Partner Thermostat program.
  • Click the Enroll Now button to go to your thermostat’s enrollment site, where you’ll follow a series of simple steps to enroll.
  • Once your eligibility is confirmed with Sawnee EMC, you will be enrolled in the program. You will receive an email notification on your eligibility status.
Question linkHow will I know if I’m eligible to enroll?

To be eligible to enroll, you must meet the following qualifications: * You are a Sawnee EMC residential customer. * You use your thermostat to control your central air conditioning. * You have (or will purchase) an approved internet-connected thermostat that is operating your cooling system.

Question linkHow do I collect the annual incentive?

You will receive up to $36 in credits on your electric bill for each thermostat you’ve enrolled in the Sawnee Smart Savers program. Following each summer month (June, July, and August) of every year you are enrolled in the Sawnee Smart Savers program, you will receive a $12 electric bill credit per thermostat.

Question linkWhen will I see the $12 bill credits?

Bill credits will be applied on July, August, and September billing statements.

Question linkWhich thermostats qualify for the program?
Provider Approved Thermostats
Alarm.com Radio Thermostat CT30, CT80, CT100; Trane ComfortLink Control; RCS Z-Wave Communicating Thermostat; GoControl Z-wave Thermostat; Alarm.com Smart Thermostat
ecobee ecobee3, ecobee3 Lite, ecobee4, ecobee Smart Si, ecobee Smart, ecobee SmartThermostat with voice control
Emerson Sensi™ Wi-Fi Programmable Thermostat, Sensi Touch Wi-Fi Thermostat
Honeywell Home Wi-Fi Smart Color Thermostat, Wi-Fi 7-Day Programmable Thermostat, Wi-Fi 9000 7-Day Programmable Thermostat, 9000 Smart Thermostat, 7-Day Programmable Smart Thermostat, VisionPro 8000 Smart Thermostat, Round Smart Thermostat, T5+ Smart Thermostat, T6 Pro Smart Thermostat, T9 Smart Thermostat, T10 Smart Thermostat
Lux LUX/GEO, LUX KONO
Nest Nest Learning Thermostat, Nest Thermostat E
Radio Thermostat Company of America Filtrete 3M-50, CT30, CT50, CT80
Vivint Radio Thermostat CT100 with Vivint Go!Control Panel
Question linkWill participating in the program negatively impact my home’s comfort?

Participating in the program allows Sawnee EMC to make brief, limited adjustments to your home’s thermostat during periods of peak electric demand. These adjustments will only affect the temperature of your home by a few degrees, with minimal impact on comfort. Adjustment periods will occur during weekday afternoons, with each lasting a maximum of five hours.

Question linkAm I allowed to opt out of demand response events?

Yes, you can opt out of any thermostat adjustment for any reason. You can opt out from your thermostat, mobile device, or web app. For the majority of devices, when you opt out of the pre-cool, you are also opting out of the temperature adjustment. If you own an ecobee device, you must also opt out the temperature adjustment.

Question linkCan I participate in the Sawnee Smart Savers program if I already have a Load Management Switch(es) installed at my residence?

Typically, NO. Not unless you have multiple HVAC systems, and you have a Load Management switch installed on one (1) HVAC unit, and another unit that does NOT have a switch installed on it. A single HVAC unit cannot participate in the Sawnee Smart Savers program and the Load Management Switch program at the same time. If a member would like to participate in the Sawnee Smart Savers program, the Load Management switch(es) must be removed. If a member applies to enroll in the Sawnee Smart Savers program and Load Management switch(es) are installed, they will receive an email with additional information about how they wish to proceed.

Question linkHow do I reach out for assistance with my thermostat or additional questions about the program?

You can reach out to sawnee@energyhub.com.