FlexEnergy pilot programs
Our FlexEnergy pilots reward customers who have agreed to change their behavior or employ home technology to save energy when demand on the grid is the greatest. Enrollment is now closed. If you are interested in future PUD programs like FlexEnergy, click here.
Why the pilot programs?
To meet goals for clean, sustainable energy and low customer rates, the PUD is studying how to meet peak energy demands as efficiently as possible. Energy peaks – or when power demand is at its greatest – usually occur from 7 to 10 am and 5 to 8 pm. These peaks put a strain on the grid especially during winter months, and can result in the utility purchasing energy that is more expensive and not from renewable, clean sources.
Our FlexEnergy pilots will help us learn about customer flexibility, adoption of new rate designs, and how shifting usage from peak to off-peak hours can help ease future energy demands. Participants are helping us keep power reliable, affordable and environmentally sustainable.
Learn about the pilots
Although these pilots are no longer accepting participants, they serve as great examples of possible future programs.
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