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Two Ways to Save

Lamp and washing machine The Hands-on Way

Simply use less electricity between 1 pm - 7pm on Energy Savings Days. Earn $1.25 for every kilowatt-hour saved by:

  • reducing air conditioning use
  • delaying the use of large appliances
  • turning off lights

No sign up necessary!


home thermostat The Automatic Way

Receive $100 - 200 in bill credits in your first year. Your air conditioner will be cycled up to 50% from 1 pm - 7 pm on Energy Savings Days.

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How PeakRewardsSM works on Energy Savings Days

If you are a PeakRewards Air Conditioning program participant, you are guaranteed to receive your monthly PeakRewards credit (June-September). If you choose to participate on an Energy Savings Days and reduce your electricity usage, you can earn a bill credit of $1.25 for every kilowatt-hour saved compared to your typical usage.

If you participate in both, you will receive whichever credit is higher each month. Additionally, your PeakRewards device will be cycled up to 50% on Energy Savings Days, regardless of your chosen cycling level. You are allowed two overrides on Energy Savings Days. However, during emergency cycling events, you will be cycled up to your chosen level (50%, 75% or 100%) and overrides will not be permitted.

PeakRewards Participants: What to expect during Energy Savings Days

On the Energy Savings Day, “SAVINGS” will be displayed across the top of your thermostat or the light on your outdoor switch will glow red when you are being cycled.

Energy Savings Day - Example thermostat displayOutdoor switch glows red 


Overrides may be scheduled in advance or on an Energy Savings Day by logging into PeakRewards Online Access through or by calling 1-888-309-7325.

BGE is required to activate the PeakRewards program when the peak demand for electricity is expected to surpass supply to avoid potential brownouts or blackouts in the area. If an emergency event is called on an Energy Savings Day, you will be cycled to your chosen participation level (50%, 75%, or 100%). You may not override your participation during an emergency event.

If an emergency cycling event occurs on a day you selected an override, the override will be canceled and you will be cycled up to your chosen cycling participation level (50%, 75% or 100%) during the event. During an emergency event the following tools will be temporarily unavailable via PeakRewards Online Access:

  • The “Override” link will be removed
  • The “Set Thermostat Schedules”  and "Temporarily Adjust Settings" features will be disabled

For more information about the PeakRewards program, visit

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