Smart Thermostat Program
for Your Home

Being green and saving green is easy with SDG&E’s Smart Thermostat program. By enrolling, you help conserve energy and keep power flowing to all Californians. Plus, you can earn over $95 in rewards.

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AC Saver

Are you a CARE or FERA customer?

You could be eligible to receive a no-cost smart thermostat. 

Find out if you qualify.

How the Program Works

Purchase and register up to two approved Smart Thermostats, and enroll in one of the programs listed below. As a financial incentive, you can receive $50 for up to two registered thermostats.

You can choose to participate with SDG&E or a third-party demand response provider.

SDG&E's AC Saver Thermostat Program

If you sign up for SDG&E’s AC Saver Thermostat program, you can earn up to $50 for registering your thermostat, plus an additional $20 annual year-end incentive.

  • Customers cannot be enrolled in the Time-of-Use Plus pricing plan or be participating with a third-party demand response provider.
  • Customers choose when to conserve energy. While SDG&E may adjust customers' thermostat settings on a day when an AC Saver Thermostat activation is called, customers can opt out of a thermostat adjustment if they cannot participate that day.
  • Activations may be called between 12 p.m. and 9 p.m.
  • Thermostat adjustments will last a minimum of two hours and a maximum of four hours.
  • AC Saver Thermostat activations only occur between April and October.
  • The AC Saver Thermostat program may call up to 25 activation days per year, five of which are reserved for emergency purposes only.
  • If customers enroll by Sept. 15 and remain enrolled and connected to Wi-Fi through Oct. 31, they are eligible to receive an additional $20 year-end incentive.
  • Customers can receive $50 for up to two thermostats (limit $100 total). Thermostats must be enrolled at the same time.
  • This program is available to customers who receive Bundled Utility Service and are billed by SDG&E. It is also available to Direct Access (DA) and Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) customers.
  • Customers cannot be enrolled in the Power Saver Rewards program and AC Saver Thermostat program at the same time. If customers join the AC Saver Thermostat program, they will automatically be unenrolled from the Power Saver Rewards program.

AC Saver Thermostat program participants may qualify for an additional $25! 

Find Out if You Qualify

SDG&E’s Smart Thermostat Program

If you’re enrolled in a Time-of-Use Plus Pricing Plan, you can can sign up for SDG&E’s Smart Thermostat program and earn $50 for registering your thermostat.

  • Customers must be enrolled in the Time-of-Use Plus pricing plan and cannot be a Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) customer.
  • Customers choose when to conserve energy. While SDG&E may adjust customers' thermostat settings on event days according to their pricing plan, customers can opt out of a thermostat adjustment if they cannot participate on a day that energy conservation is needed.
  • Activations will be called based on the details of a customer's pricing plan. Customers can refer to their pricing plan for event day details.
  • Customers can receive $50 for up to two thermostats (limit $100 total). Thermostats must be enrolled at the same time.
  • Customers enrolled in a Time-of-Use Plus plan are not eligible for the year-end $20 incentive.

Third-Party Thermostat Program

If you sign up for a Third-Party Demand Response Thermostat program, you can earn $50 for registering your thermostat.

All rules for participation will be determined by the third party. Thermostat settings will be adjusted by the third party, not SDG&E.

  • This program is available to customers who receive Bundled Utility Service and are billed by SDG&E. It is also available to Direct Access (DA) and Community Choice Aggregation (CCA) customers.
  • Customers can receive $50 for up to two thermostats (limit $100 total). Thermostats must be enrolled at the same time.
  • Customers cannot be enrolled in the Power Saver Rewards program and a Third-Party Thermostat program at the same time. If customers join a Third-Party Demand Response Thermostat program, they will automatically be unenrolled from the Power Saver Rewards program.

Eligibility

  • As a residential customer, you must have a Smart Meter and an air conditioner controlled by an approved Smart Thermostat.
  • Residential customers cannot be enrolled in the AC Saver program (formerly the Summer Saver Switch program). Additionally, some customers cannot be enrolled in the Power Saver Rewards program. (Refer to participation details.)
  • Residential customers who have received a smart thermostat rebate through our energy efficiency program are eligible to receive the $50 thermostat incentive through this Smart Thermostat Program. Eligible customers are qualified for a thermostat incentive from this program every eight years. If customers received a prior incentive within the eight-year time frame, they are able to join the program but will not receive an additional incentive.

See Official Terms & Conditions

How Do I Enroll?

To participate, you must register your thermostat with your thermostat manufacturer. Click the link of your thermostat manufacturer below, and then choose to enroll in a Smart Thermostat program with SDG&E or a third-party demand response provider.

ecobee Emerson Google Nest Honeywell Home

Frequently Asked Questions

If you would like SDG&E to stop adjusting your thermostat settings, you must email SDG&E at [email protected] or call our Energy Savings Call Center at 1-800-644-6133.

You can receive $50 for up to two registered thermostats (limit $100 total). In order to qualify for $50 on two thermostats, the thermostats must be registered at the same time.

Honeywell: Honeywell Home T-series (T5, T6, T9, T10) or the Round Smart Thermostat or Honeywell Home Total Connect Comfort FocusPRO, VisionPRO, or Wi-Fi series.

Ecobee: Ecobee3, ecobee3 lite, ecobee4, ecobee Smart Thermostat with voice control. 

Google Nest: All Google Nest thermostat models are eligible for the program.

Emerson: Emerson Sensi Smart

If you have additional questions regarding the program, please send an email to [email protected] or call our Energy Savings Call Center at 1-800-644-6133.

*$50 incentive is available on up to two thermostats (limit $100 total value).

This program is funded by California utility customers and administered by SDG&E under the auspices of the California Public Utilities Commission.