The PUD is preparing to launch a variety of voluntary FlexEnergy pilot programs that will incentivize customers to change their behavior or employ innovative home technology that they likely already own. The pilots will help the PUD learn about customer flexibility, adoption of new rate designs and how shifting energy usage can help meet future demand.
These pilot programs are open to all PUD customers who meet eligibility requirements. Some will focus on customer behavior and will not require customers to own any specific technology. Other pilots will take advantage of customer-owned technology, including:
- Smart Thermostats from Ecobee and Nest
- Smart EV Chargers from Chargepoint and EnelX
To participate in these pilot programs, customers are required to consent to the installation of a new meter (NOT an advanced meter). Currently, the PUD is just collecting basic information from interested participants and has yet to begin registration. If interested in any of these pilots, click here and complete the form.