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Make your smart thermostat work smarter with ConnectedSolutions

Rhode Island Energy’s 2024-2026 ConnectedSolutions program is currently under regulatory review and pending approval. New applications and enrollments will continue to be accepted. Peak events may be called before receiving regulatory approval.

Whether you are a homeowner or run a small business, ConnectedSolutions works with connected devices to reduce electric use during periods of high energy demand.

Earn a $50 instant incentive and a $20 annual incentive for every thermostat connected to a central air conditioner or central heat pump. 

Enroll your thermostat

How it Works
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On hot summer days, when the grid is stressed, reducing energy can save energy costs and decrease pollution-- and Rhode Island Energy makes it easy!

After enrolling your qualified thermostat, Rhode Island Energy will automatically send a signal to your thermostat to precool your home 3°F before the peak event and increase your thermostat setting to 4°F during the peak event.

Peak events may occur during:

  • June-September
  • Weekdays
  • Non-holidays
  • Between 3-8 pm

There are typically 15 peak events every summer-- each lasting three hours.

You can opt out of a peak event at any time by changing your thermostat setting.

If the program is not a good fit for you, we may disenroll you the following year.

Thermostats supported by this program are:

Provider Approved Thermostats
Alarm.com Trane ComfortLink Control; RCS Z-Wave Communicating Thermostat; GoControl Z-wave Thermostat; Alarm.com Smart Thermostat; 2GIG Z-Wave Plus™ Battery Powered Thermostat; Trane Z-Wave Thermostat; Linear Thermostat
ecobee ecobee3, ecobee3 Lite, ecobee4, ecobee SmartThermostat with voice control, Smart Thermostat Enhanced, Smart Thermostat Premium
Emerson Sensi™ Wi-Fi Programmable Thermostat, Sensi Touch Wi-Fi Thermostat
Honeywell Home Wi-Fi Smart Color Thermostat, Wi-Fi 7-Day Programmable Thermostat, Wi-Fi 9000 7-Day Programmable Thermostat, 9000 Smart Thermostat, 7-Day Programmable Smart Thermostat, VisionPro 8000 Smart Thermostat, Round Smart Thermostat, T5+ Smart Thermostat, T6 Pro Smart Thermostat, T9 Smart Thermostat, T10 Smart Thermostat
Lux LUX/GEO, LUX KONO
Google Nest Google Nest Thermostat, Google Nest Learning Thermostat, Google Nest Thermostat E

Enroll your thermostat today!

If you have customer service questions about ConnectedSolutions, please e-mail rienergy@energyhub.com.

FAQs

A central air conditioner or central heat pump is an air conditioner that cools an entire (or at least the majority) of a home or small business. A central heat pump also provides heating to the property, all in one system. This includes both ducted and ductless systems.

Window air conditioners and heating systems that do not cool are not central air conditioners or central heat pumps.

To participate in this program, your thermostat must be connected to a central air conditioner or central heat pump.

There are many options for purchasing a supported Wi-Fi thermostat.

For Homeowners, a supported Wi-Fi Thermostat can be purchased at:

Unfortunately, you are not eligible for ConnectedSolutions if you don't have a central air conditioner or central heat pump.

Visit https://www.rienergy.com/RI-Home/Energy-Saving-Programs/ for more ways to save. We offer rebates on new, energy-efficient central air conditioners and heat pumps.

If you would like to disenroll your thermostat, please send an email with your name, address, and thermostat type to rienergy@energyhub.com.