Energy Saving Rewards FAQ

What is JCP&L’s Energy Saving Rewards program?
  • JCP&L’s program is a voluntary program for JCP&L residential electric customers who have eligible smart thermostats connected to their central air conditioning.

  • When summer temperatures climb, demand for electricity increases and can cause strain on the grid. JCP&L’s Energy Saving Rewards program is designed to help reduce energy use during times of high energy demand. This decreases the use of less efficient and more expensive power sources. That’s good for the environment, and it helps keep energy costs low for everyone.

  • Participants agree to brief adjustments of four degrees or less to their thermostats and a pre-cool of three degrees 90 minutes prior to the event.

  • Adjustments to your thermostat will occur during peak electric demand periods from June 1 through Sept. 30. Standard adjustments typically last no more than four hours and will not occur on weekends or holidays, except in the event of a system emergency.

  • Participants will receive a one-time $75 virtual prepaid Mastercard® per device after successfully enrolling in the program. In addition, participants will receive a Prepaid Mastercard per device at the end of each program season.

How will I know if I’m eligible to enroll?

To be eligible to enroll, you must:

  • Be a JCP&L residential customer and the electric service is in your name

  • Use an eligible internet-connected smart thermostat for cooling

  • Allow JCP&L to make brief, small thermostat adjustments on days of high energy demand

What is my enrollment incentive?

You will receive a one-time $75 Prepaid Mastercard per device after successfully enrolling in the program.

When will I receive the $75 Prepaid Mastercard for enrolling in the program?

You will receive your $75 Prepaid Mastercard within 6 weeks of being accepted into the program. The $75 Prepaid Mastercard will be sent to the email address used to register your smart thermostat.

How do I receive the $25Prepaid Mastercard annual participation incentive?

You will receive one $25 Prepaid Mastercard per device at the end of each program season. The $25 Prepaid Mastercard will be sent to the email address used to register your smart thermostat.

Which thermostats qualify for the program?


Approved Thermostats

Radio Thermostat CT30, CT80, CT100; Trane ComfortLink Control; RCS Z-Wave Communicating Thermostat; GoControl Z-wave Thermostat; Smart Thermostat; 2GIG Z-Wave Plus™ Battery Powered Thermostat; Trane Z-Wave Thermostat; Linear Thermostat


Amazon Smart Thermostat


ecobee3, ecobee3 Lite, ecobee4, ecobee SmartThermostat with voice control, Smart Thermostat Enhanced, Smart Thermostat Premium


Sensi™ Wi-Fi Programmable Thermostat, Sensi Touch Wi-Fi Thermostat, Sensi Lite Smart Thermostat, Sensi Touch 2 Smart Thermostat

Honeywell Home

VisionPRO 8000, VisionPRO 8000 Smart Thermostat, 9000 Smart Thermostat, Prestige IAQ, T6 Pro Smart Thermostat, T5 Smart Thermostat, T5 Smart with C-wire adaptor, T9 Smart Thermostat, T10 Smart Thermostat, T10+ Pro Smart Thermostat, Round Smart Thermostat, Prestige IAQ, Wi-Fi 7-Day Programmable, Wi-Fi Smart Thermostat, Wi-Fi 9000



Google Nest

Google Nest Thermostat, Google Nest Learning Thermostat, Google Nest Thermostat E


Radio Thermostat CT100 with Vivint Go!Control Panel

Where can I find the Terms and Conditions for the program?
How do I sign up for JCP&L’s program?

Confirm your eligibility for the program by answering these three questions:

1. Are you a JCP&L residential electric customer? 2. Do you use an eligible, internet-connected thermostat to control your central air conditioning? 3. Will you allow the program to make brief, small thermostat adjustments on high energy demand days or in the event of a system emergency?

If you answered yes to these three questions, please choose whether you have a thermostat to enroll in JCP&L’s program or if you would like to purchase a new, qualifying thermostat.

  • If you have an existing thermostat, please select your thermostat among the eligible models. Then, click the Enroll Now button to go to your thermostat’s enrollment site, where you will follow a series of simple steps to enroll.

  • If you don’t have an existing eligible thermostat, please choose a model, purchase and install it. Once you have installed and activated your thermostat, come back to enroll your new thermostat in the program.

  • You can purchase a new ENERGY STAR certified smart thermostat from JCP&L’s Marketplace and get an instant discount of up to $100. Visit and order yours now!

Once your eligibility is confirmed by JCP&L, you will be enrolled in the program. You will receive notification on your enrollment status via email using the address provided in your account registration.

How will I know that a temperature adjustment is in progress?

Depending on your thermostat provider, notifications will appear on the thermostat or in your web/mobile application.

How will my thermostat be adjusted?
  • At the start of an adjustment event, your thermostat will be automatically adjusted up to four degrees above the current temperature setting.

  • The event will last less than four hours on non-holiday weekdays. Once the event is over, your thermostat will return to its normal setting.

Will participating in the program compromise my comfort?

Only on event days, your thermostat will be adjusted by four degrees or less. Your participation is voluntary and you can retain control of your thermostat. You can easily opt out of an event for any reason.

Am I allowed to opt out of thermostat adjustment events?

Yes. During an event, you can opt out from your thermostat, mobile device or web app.

What should I do if I no longer want to participate in the program?

Send an email to jcpl@energyhub.comrequesting to end your participation in the program. Once you have been taken off the program, your thermostat(s) will no longer be controlled, and you will not receive the annual participation incentive.

What if I have additional questions about the program?