Put your water heater to work

Install & connect a free smart thermostat.

You can save money and save carbon with your electric hot water heater.

Scroll down to learn more and see if you qualify. Then, request a Mello. No catch, no hidden fees, really.

Vermont Electric Co-op’s Flexible Load Water Heating Program lets your home’s water heater use electricity when it is cheaper and cleaner. By installing a free Mello smart thermostat on your electric resistance water heater and connecting it to WiFi, you make your water heater smarter.

Then your water heater will use less electricity during peak periods, so you’ll help the electric grid operate reliably and Vermont Electric Co-op keep rates low for all members.

MELLO

The Mello makes electric resistance water heaters smarter.

Connected to your local WiFi, it keeps track of conditions on the electric grid. You set the main heating setpoint, and the Mello keeps your water hot, heating it when electricity is cheaper and coming from cleaner sources. 

Check out this video to see how it works.

BENEFITS FOR YOU & YOUR COMMUNITY

Participating members receive:

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a free Mello smart thermostat for your electric water heater

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a one-time $100 credit on your electric bill after activating a Mello smart thermostat

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PLUS a $25 annual bill credit each subsequent year you participate

Cambridge Community Food Shelf receives:

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$200 when 35 new participants enroll in this program. This donation is generously provided by Packetized Energy and their partner, Tracie Carlos, TLC Houses by Ridgeline Real Estate.

IF YOU PARTICIPATE

You will earn bill credits, and you will help the Co-op as a whole save money. It will be easier for you to control your water heater, which could help you save money. For example, you will be able to easily reduce the setpoint when you’re on vacation. This is what happens:

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You’ll receive a free Mello smart thermostat to install on your electric water heater and connected to your home’s WiFi. It will pre-heat your water before any peak events instead of heating during the peak period.

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You will download and connect the Nimble app to your Mello. Then, you can use the app to easily adjust the set point of your water heater.

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If Packetized Energy notices the Mello disconnected from WiFi for any reason, they will call or email to make sure nothing interferes with your hot water.

TELL ME IF I QUALIFY

Tell us about your water heating setup by completing the form below. 

NIMBLE APP

Download the Nimble App to learn about your energy usage. You’ll also use it to manage your Mello smart thermostat.

NIMBLE

Learn more about how our Nimble energy flexibility platform can bring value.

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