If you are a Snohomish County PUD customer, would you like an incentive to lower your electric bill? PUD has started a pilot program called FlexEnergy, and they are looking for volunteers to participate who can lower your electricity bill.
There are two groups of volunteers: those who already have smart technology devices in their homes and those who do not yet have these devices.
Most people don’t have smart devices in their homes, so let’s start with this group. You can sign up for PUD’s FlexEnergy Customer Choice pilot project that encourages customers to change their energy consumption habits. For example, adjust your heating or cooling needs by a few degrees during certain days and hours, or run your dishwasher or laundry at night. The goal here is to use energy during off-peak hours.
For those with smart devices like electric vehicle chargers or smart thermostats, the PUD incentive program offers options that also encourage energy use at night or off-peak hours.
PUD’s FlexEnergy pilots are voluntary and are available to customers who meet the eligibility requirements. By signing up, customers will earn bill credits, providing the opportunity to save money on their utility bill.
The CEO / Managing Director of PUD said: âAs we plan to build the grid of the future that will meet the energy demands of customers, we want to partner with our customers to ensure that energy remains reliable and environmentally sustainable. . Shifting use from peak demand periods, when the grid is most used, to times when energy is more available, saves money for all of our customers.
Kelly Strand, PUD’s Energy and Customer Services Program Manager, said, âThese pilots will help PUD learn more about flexible customer use and adopting new pilot designs. “
To volunteer and participate in PUD’s FlexEnergy pilot program, customers must consent to the installation of a new meter. This meter is not an advanced meter nor associated with the PUD Connect Up program.
To register for the FlexEnergy pilot or for more information, visit snopud.com/flexenergy .