By connecting to the coolNYC platform through a Wi-Fi enabled AC or smartAC kit, you will be able to participate in coolNYC Events, which occur during times of high electricity usage and typically coincide with very hot days.
During a coolNYC Event, the coolNYC program may turn your AC on and off periodically or change your AC to a slightly higher thermostat setting to reduce power usage. Events typically last for 4 hours and usually occur between 3 and 5 times per summer. You will receive notifications based on your preferences in advance of each event.
By participating, you are doing your part to ensure the reliability of NYC’s electric grid. You will earn rewards and have opportunities to win prizes for your participation!