Bring Your Own Thermostat Program

Get $50 When You Enroll in Bring Your Own Thermostat (BYOT)

Join Appalachian Power's Bring Your Own Thermostat (BYOT) Program and your smart thermostat can start to pay for itself. Enrolling provides your household the unique opportunity to earn money and promote energy efficiency and reliability for all Appalachian Power customers.

The BYOT program allows Appalachian Power to make brief changes to your central air-conditioner setting by a few degrees on a limited number of peak demand periods, which typically occur on the hottest days of summer. This helps reduce demand and stress on the electric grid while increasing service reliability.

You will receive a one-time $50 e-gift card simply for enrolling, as well as another e-gift card for up to $25 at the end of each summer season ($5 per month for each month enrolled from May-September).

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About BYOT
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Who is eligible for this program?

  • Residential Appalachian Power customers in Virginia.
  • You need an approved smart thermostat that controls your working central air conditioning unit.
  • You must have a Wi-Fi network compatible with your smart thermostat.

How it Works

Join us to support a clean energy future and get rewarded for smart energy choices. All you need is an eligible smart thermostat (and we can help with that!).


How it works

Load Management Events

Standard (Non Emergency) Events have been scheduled for the dates indicated below. Appalachian Power’s Bring Your Own Thermostat Program events can occur between the hours of Noon and 8 p.m., excluding holidays and weekends, and typically last no more than three (3) hours. The BYOT program makes a slight adjustment to the central air-condition setting by a few degrees. If customers have any questions or concerns, please contact us at

2024 Events

06/20/2024: 4:00 - 6:00 P.M.
06/19/2024: 4:00 - 6:00 P.M.
06/18/2024: 4:00 - 6:00 P.M.
06/17/2024: 4:00 - 6:00 P.M.
06/13/2024: 4:00 - 5:00 P.M.

Past Events

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