Cinergy/PSI is offering to pay its residential customers at least $35 to reduce their air conditioning use this summer. Participants will receive a one-time credit of $35 plus additional bill credits each day Cinergy/PSI cycles off their air conditioning system, if they volunteer to participate in the program.
The company's new Power Manager program provides financial incentives to customers who participate. The program helps Cinergy/PSI delay the need to build new power plants, which helps lower electicity costs for all customers, according to a Cinergy press release.
Cinergy/PSI will install a free load management switch on a customer's outside central air conditioning compressor unit. This switch will allow the company to remotely cycle the customer's air conditioning system off a few minutes every half hour on days when demand for electricity is critical. If the unit is cycled off and on, it would most likely be from mid-day through early evening. Cinergy/PSI may cycle off the air conditioner once or twice a month, or, in the case of mild weather, not at all.
Call (877) 392-4848 for more information.