Nest Power Project

Save Energy, Give Efficiency

In honor of Earth Day, Nest is launching a five-year campaign dedicated to lifting the energy burden across America. The burden of high energy costs is borne disproportionately by those least able to afford it. And, because low-income families are more likely to live in inefficient homes, they often pay more for energy than other households do.

  • In some parts of the U.S. families are spending more than 20% of their income on home energy bills
  • Nearly one in four Americans is eligible for federal and state home energy assistance programs.* 
  • These energy-assistance eligible households include 22 million children.† 

RG&E is excited to partner with Nest to help families in need – we hope you'll join us.

How You Can Help

Buy a Nest. For every thermostat purchased between 4/16 and 4/30/2018, Nest will donate 10% of the proceeds to organizations like Habitat for Humanity working to help those struggling to pay their energy bills.

Make a direct donation on Nest's donation portal to support a local community organization of your choice that helps people struggling with energy costs. The site allows you choose where your donation will go. 

Know of someone in need?

RG&E provides resources to families struggling to pay their utility bills. Learn more about how you or a loved one can access energy assistance.

*Source: LIHEAP + Census Report on Income and Poverty
†Source: Anne E. Casey Foundation, 2016