Program Overview

The SMECO CoolSentry Load Management program for business offers groundbreaking technology that could help avert energy shortages in our community during the high demand summer months.

With your participation, SMECO CoolSentry can also help:

  • Protect our environment by reducing harmful carbon emissions
  • Preserve the quality of life for future generations
  • Save money and energy
  • Keep electricity prices lower longer

SMECO CoolSentry is offered to customer-members and qualifying businesses at no additional cost.*

It is an important upgrade in technology and service that will benefit all of us, but you must enroll in it to receive the incentives outlined below.

NEW! A recent program enhancement now allows you to receive up to $75 for your participation in SMECO CoolSentry.

When you enroll, we equip your facility with a programmable thermostat.
According to the U.S. Department of Energy, use of the programming feature could save you up to 10% annually on your heating and cooling costs. We professionally install it and there is no charge for the installation or device.

You choose your reward along with how much your air conditioner compressor will be cycled.

Choose 50% Cycling and Get $50 Annually

  • Your compressor operates half the time it did in the hour prior to the event.
  • Most at this level report not being aware of a conservation event occurring.
  • You receive $50 in bill credits/$10 per month.

Choose 75% Cycling and Get $75 Annually

  • Your compressor operates 25% of the time it did in the hour prior to the event.
  • Your home's temperature may rise between 2° and 4° during an event.
  • You receive $75 in bill credits/$15 per month.

So, what do you have to do?

Call Itron toll-free at 866-921-9474 or enroll online today to sign up and schedule your professional thermostat installation.

We thank you for being a part of SMECO's heritage. We hope you'll join us in building a better future with SMECO CoolSentry.

* Program is not available to Commercial customers that use more than 50 kW in demand per month.
** 12-month commitment required.

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