BEWARE: If you’ve been thinking about signing up with JCP&L’s Easy Green program, be sure you you know what you’re signing up for. This afternoon, TLS was told, Raintree residents were solicited to sign up for the program, which they were told “is to be able to tell when there’s a brown-out”.
The incentive offered by the salespoeple, is a $50 dollar gift certificate.
In essence, the program, is an energy management program offered by JCP&L to its customers in selected areas, designed to reduce the level of energy needed on the hottest days of the year to prevent outages.
However, residents today were not made fully aware of the the ‘fine prints’ of the program, and many signed up for it.
What you should know, it hat EasyGreen manages your central air conditioner with a small sensor connected to your central air conditioning unit and a sensor that plugs into an outlet near your thermostat, inside your home, to helpe reduce your electric bill during the hottest days of the year, while staying within your chosen program level.
Here’s the ‘catch’ though. On the 10 to 20 hottest days, when regional energy consumption is high, EasyGreen will be activated and the temperature inside your home will increase to the level you agreed to. Which means, you will not be able to lower the temperature below that agreed upon temperature. TLS.