What is PowerMinder

In partnership with VirtualPeaker, the PowerMinder program offers you the peace of mind that your home water heater uses energy when it's best for you without giving up comfort.

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What it means for you

Did you know that the average residential customer in California spends 25% of their monthly electricity bill to power their hot water heater? With SMUD's new PowerMinder pilot program, customers can now save up to $100 per year.

Want to know more?

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Ready to start saving?

Follow the steps below to get started

Number 1

Step 1

Check to see if you qualify

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Step 2

Accept the terms and conditions of participation

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Step 3

Enroll your heat-pump water heater

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Step 4

Maintain your internet connection


Once you've enrolled, you'll receive a one-time incentive of $150. We'll also credit your bill $2 each month for the duration of the pilot.

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Do you qualify?

You may be eligible to enroll in PowerMinder if you meet the following criteria:

  1. You are a SMUD customer.
  2. You have or will purchase an internet-connected heat-pump water heater.
  3. You have a mixing valve installed on your water heater.


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