Bring Your Own Thermostat Program

Get $85 for enrolling in the Bring Your Own Thermostat (BYOT) program
Enrolling in the program allows O&R to make brief, limited adjustments to your central air-conditioner setting on peak days when energy consumption is high in the summer. This helps us reduce demand and increase service reliability. You'll always have control of your thermostat and can change settings at any time.


What you can expect:

  • A confirmation email and an $85 rebate check(s) from O&R within six to eight weeks
  • O&R will make brief, limited adjustments to your central air-conditioner setting
  • O&R will do a one-hour test adjustment sometime after May 1
  • A maximum of 10 adjustments each summer (from May 1 through September 30), unless there's a power emergency
  • Each temperature adjustment will last no longer than four hours and will take place sometime between 11:30 a.m. and 11 p.m. on weekdays.
  • You’ll always have control of your thermostat and can change the settings at any time.
  • Starting next summer, you can earn an additional $25 for your participation in the program each year.

With a smart thermostat, you can:

  • Adjust your temperature setting from your smartphone or tablet anytime, anywhere
  • Set an automatic schedule or let your thermostat develop one based on your preferences
  • Choose energy-efficient settings to manage your heating and cooling costs
  • Receive alerts about extreme weather, required maintenance, or system problems

Program Eligibility

If you're an O&R residential or small business electric customer located in New York with a Wi-Fi network and one of the approved thermostats operating your central air-conditioning cooling system, you're eligible to participate.


Enroll with an approved service provider below. For more information, refer to the terms and conditions on the service provider websites. Rebates are limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Eligible Smart Thermostat Providers Thermostat CT 30, CT 80, CT 100; Trane ComfortLink Control; RSC Z-Wave Communicating Thermostat, GoControl Z-wave Thermostat, Smart Thermostat

Radio Thermostat/Filtrete 3M-50, CT 30, CT 50, CT 80

Nest Learning Thermostat

Honeywell Wi-Fi Smart Thermostat RTH9580WF or TH9320WF, Wi-Fi 7-Day Programmable Touchscreen Thermostat (RTH8580WF or TH8320WF), Wi-Fi 7-Day Programmable Thermostat (RTH6580WF or TH6320WF), Wi-Fi Vision PRO 8000 (TH8321WF)


Emerson/SensiTM Wi-Fi Programmable Thermostat

ecobee3, ecobee3 lite, ecobee Smart, ecobee Smart Si