Green Mountain Energy Company Partners with Nest to Offer First Renewable Energy Package


Consumers to benefit from Nest, energy savings, smaller carbon footprint

Austin, TX – Green Mountain Energy Company announced a new first for customers: the opportunity to pair 100% renewable electricity with the Nest® Learning Thermostat™. Consumers can now receive the Nest thermostat at no charge as part of the Pollution FreeTM Efficient with Nest renewable electricity package offered in Green Mountain’s service areas in Texas, New York, Pennsylvania and Illinois. Green Mountain is Nest’s only retail electricity partner that is dedicated to cleaner energy. The Nest thermostat learns its owner’s schedule, enabling it to automatically save energy when nobody’s home and can be controlled from a smartphone or computer. Combined with the Pollution FreeTM Efficient with Nest plan, customers can significantly reduce their energy usage while supporting renewable energy, which helps Green Mountain customers save energy while making a difference for the environment.

“Pairing 100% renewable energy with the Google Nest Learning Thermostat aligns with our customers’ and company’s passion for doing the right thing for the environment,” said James Steffes, president, Green Mountain Energy Company. “We’re a company founded on the mission to ‘change the way power is made,’ which we’re further enabling by giving consumers the opportunity to conserve all they can and use renewable energy to cover the rest.”

Green Mountain Customer Benefits / Product Details

Customers who sign up for the Pollution FreeTM Efficient with Nest plan receive a Google Nest Learning Thermostat, a $249 retail value, at no charge. Other unique benefits of this plan include:

  • Fixed-rate contract with electricity from 100% wind energy, the only offer that bundles Nest with 100% renewable resources
  • $50 voucher to Green Mountain’s Energy Saver online store of home energy-efficient products to help customers enhance their conservation efforts
  • Access to online tools that provide the customer’s individual energy use and tips for saving more
  • Carbon offsets to balance out the greenhouse gas emissions of the shipment of Nest

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Exclusive Relationship Announced Today

Green Mountain offers customers this special Nest offer as part of an agreement announced today between Nest and Green Mountain’s parent company, NRG Energy. NRG retail companies retain the exclusive opportunity to bundle Nest with electricity products in competitive electricity markets across the nation.

“Earth Day is always special for our customers, company and communities as we celebrate the environment through expanding awareness of renewable energy and conservation,” continued Steffes. “Today that meaning goes even further as we offer customers another option to conserve natural resources by partnering with Nest.”

Green Mountain Energy Company

Green Mountain is the nation’s longest serving renewable energy retailer. Founded in 1997, the company is a green power pioneer and celebrates more than 15 years delivering on the mission to “change the way power is made”. Green Mountain offers consumers and businesses the choice of cleaner electricity, as well as carbon offsets and sustainable solutions for businesses. One of Green Mountain’s largest customers is the “world’s most famous office building,” the Empire State Building in New York City. Green Mountain customers have collectively helped avoid 24.5 billion pounds of CO2 emissions. Green Mountain is backed by NRG Energy (NYSE:NRG), a pioneer in developing cleaner and smarter energy choices for customers the largest solar power developer in the country.

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