Nest Labs (www.nest.com) — founded by Apple alums Tony Fadell and Matt Rogers — has announced that the company is partnering with certain energy providers in the U.S. to offer more than 90 million people the opportunity to earn money and save even more this summer.
Together with NRG Energy, its subsidiaries Reliant and Green Mountain Energy, National Grid, Austin Energy and Southern California Edison, Nest is enabling instant rebates and exclusive offers for the Nest Learning Thermostat. It’s also introducing new ways to save energy with Rush Hour Rewards and Seasonal Savings services.
Rush Hour Rewards helps people earn money or credits from their energy provider by using less energy when everyone else is using more. With Seasonal Savings, a Nest thermostat uses its knowledge of a customer’s schedule and preferences to gradually fine-tune the temperatures in the schedule to help save more energy. Both services are powered by Nest’s proprietary Auto-Tune technology and offered only through Nest’s energy partners.