More About the Smart Thermostat
Through the CPS Energy Smart Thermostat program you agree to allow CPS Energy to make adjustments to your thermostat during “Conservation Events”. This is when CPS Energy’s system reaches peak demand, or - in common terms - when customers are using as much energy as we are generating. Conservation events also occur when there are issues with the electric grid in other parts of the state and CPS Energy is mandated to make energy available to combat blackouts.
Either way, these events usually occur weekdays between 3 and 7 p.m. and only last two or three hours. Also, during conversation events you can opt out through your thermostat or smart phone app at any time and return to your normal settings. Conservation events don’t occur very often, but they are crucial in managing the energy needs of the city.