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Cape Light Compact launches air-conditioning savings program


Cape Light Compact launches air-conditioning savings program

By Geoff Spillane
June 16, 2017


BARNSTABLE — The Cape Light Compact has launched a smart air-conditioning program, enabling Cape Cod and Martha’s Vineyard residents to control home cooling from smartphones or tablets.

The compact, in partnership with the makers of People Power smart home software, introduced the program with a goal of reducing strain on the electric grid during the hottest days of the year.

To participate, users with central air-conditioning systems will need an eligible Wi-Fi thermostat, for which rebates are available for purchase. Residents with mini-split heat pumps will receive a free control device valued at $99.

During peak air-conditioning load periods from June to September, the compact may declare a “demand response event” and automatically increase temperatures by 2 to 4 degrees. Participants will be notified by email before an event and can override the automatic adjustments if necessary. Participants will receive a $25 Visa gift card if they participate in at least 75 percent of the events.

To enroll in the Smart A/C Savings Program, go online to capelightcompact.org/smart-ac.

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