Degrees of Difference

Reliant wants to reward you for saving energy! When electricity demand is high, the Degrees of Difference program will use your thermostat to help you conserve energy and potentially save you money. Joining either program below is free and easy!

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Join the Degrees of Difference with smart thermostats program

Get a $25 bill creditjust for joining the Degrees of Difference with smart thermostats program.2


How it works:

When electricity demand is high, your smart thermostat will notify you of a conservation event and automatically adjust to help you conserve without lifting a finger. Rest assured, you're always in control and can change the temperature at any time. 

 

Join the Degrees of Difference with manual thermostats program

Join the manual thermostats program3 and receive bill credits of $0.60 per kWh for using less electricity than normal during specified reduction periods.4


How it works:

We'll notify you when peak energy usage days are expected and ask you to reduce your usage. Make small changes like adjusting your thermostat and holding off high-usage appliances to conserve energy.

 
Terms, conditions and other restrictions

1 Reliant electricity customers who later enroll in Degrees of Difference with smart thermostats will receive a one-time $25 bill credit, which will be applied to the Reliant electricity account enrolled within 2 billing cycles. Offer does not apply to customers receiving smart thermostats pre-provisioned for Degrees of Difference. Not redeemable for cash; Reliant electricity account must be active at time of credit award to receive credit. 

Eligible Google Nest thermostats include: Nest Learning Thermostat (all generations), Nest Thermostat and Nest Thermostat E. Eligible Emerson thermostats include: Sensi™ Wi-Fi Programmable Thermostat and Sensi Touch Wi-Fi Thermostat. Eligible Honeywell Home thermostats include: VisionPRO 8000 with RedLINK Gateway, VisionPRO 8000 Smart, 9000 Smart, Prestige IAQ, Wi-Fi FocusPRO 6000, Wi-Fi 7-Day Programmable, Wi-Fi 7-Day Programmable Touchscreen, Wi-Fi Smart Thermostat and Wi-Fi 9000. 

Degrees of Difference with smart thermostats program is not available to customers enrolled in the Reliant Pay as you Go plan. Must be enrolled in Degrees of Difference with smart thermostats program and have an eligible smart thermostat connected to Wi-Fi. Program terms and conditions apply. Enrollment in the Degrees of Difference with smart thermostats program will result in the termination of any existing enrollment in the manual Degrees of Difference program (including termination of bill credits).

3 The Degrees of Difference with manual thermostats program is not available to customers participating in the Degrees of Difference with smart thermostats program. Must have an active Reliant electricity account to participate; not available to customers on prepaid plans. 

4 Reliant determines a participant’s usage reduction by comparing actual kWh usage during the hours of requested reduction to the participant’s typical usage for that time of day during the same time of day over the prior five weekdays. Participants with a usage reduction will receive a bill credit within 2 billing cycles. Not redeemable for cash; Reliant electricity account must be active at time of credit award to receive credit. 

Reliant reserves the right to discontinue or change this program without notice. Reliant is not affiliated with Google, Honeywell Home or Emerson Sensi or the products and services they market. Google Nest and Rush Hour Rewards are trademarks of Google LLC. Honeywell Home is a trademark of Honeywell International Inc. Emerson and Sensi are trademarks of Emerson Electric Co.