SALT LAKE CITY — Just in time for summer, Rocky Mountain Power’s Cool Keeper program was recently recognized nationally for its innovation in using energy efficiently, while keeping costs low for customers during those hot summer months.
The Peak Load Management Alliance honored the program with this year’s Technology Pioneer award for outstanding load management through an innovative approach.
“This is a big honor for the program and we appreciate the 92,000 Utahns that participate in Cool Keeper, which both benefits the environment and helps keep costs down for all customers,” said Clay Monroe, Rocky Mountain Power director of customer solutions.
The Cool Keeper device is installed near a home’s air conditioner unit outside and activated only on select summer days to help ease demand. Last summer’s activation time averaged around 14 minutes.
As an incentive for helping use energy wisely, those who participate in Cool Keeper receive a monthly bill credit, May through September, now totaling $30 each year.
“This award-winning innovation is driven by advanced technology and proactive customer involvement,” Monroe said. “Cool Keeper has been an effective program for using energy more efficiently.”
Peak Load Management Alliance recognizes industry leaders who create innovative ideas, methods, programs, and technologies that manage end-use loads to meet peak load needs and support successful grid integration.
For more information on Cool Keeper, visit rockymountainpower.net/coolkeeper or call 1-800-357-9214.