Enroll your WiFi thermostat to earn incentives and help the grid!

Hot summer days are when New England’s electrical grid faces its highest demand, driving up energy and infrastructure costs for everyone. You can make a difference by enrolling in Cape Light Compact’s ConnectedSolutions thermostat program!

If you have one of the below WiFi thermostat models connected to central air conditioning, you can sign up for the ConnectedSolutions thermostat program to earn up to $45 in incentives while helping to reduce the strain on the electrical grid, without sacrificing comfort or convenience. You’ll receive a $25 Amazon e-gift card per thermostat for enrolling, and another $20 Amazon e-gift card per thermostat per season for participating*.

When you participate, Cape Light Compact will make brief, limited adjustments to your WiFi thermostat’s setpoint during periods of high electric demand from June 1 through September 30 of each year – these adjustment periods are called demand response (“DR”) events. DR events will be 3 hours long, and will generally occur between the hours of 1:00 – 7:00 p.m. There will be a maximum of 15 DR events per season, and no DR events will occur on weekends or holidays.

Prior to a DR event, your thermostat will precool your home to maintain your comfort during the 3-hour event window. Once the event starts, your thermostat’s setpoint will be adjusted upwards by 4 degrees from its current temperature setting for the duration of the DR event.

Your participation in DR events is voluntary, and you will always retain control of your thermostat. You can override the thermostat adjustments at any time from your mobile device, web browser, or thermostat. By overriding the thermostat adjustments during the DR event period, or opting out of the precooling period prior to the start of the DR event, you will be considered to have opted out of participating in the event. You must participate in at least 25% of DR events to be eligible for the end-of-season participation incentive.

*Note for summer 2020: Due to the delayed roll-out of the program, participants who enroll in 2020 will receive the $25 Amazon e-gift card for enrolling, but will only receive the $20 participation e-gift card if at least one DR event is called prior to Sept. 30, 2020, that the participant does not opt-out of.

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Eligible WiFi Thermostats:

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, 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