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 often carried 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 spend close to 35% of their income on home energy bills
  • Nearly one in four Americans is eligible for federal and state home energy assistance programs.* 
  • These households in need of energy assistance programs include 22 million children.† 

SMUD 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 Nest thermostat purchased between April 16 and April 30, 2018, Nest will donate 10% of the proceeds to organizations working to help those struggling to pay their energy bills.

Enroll in SMUD's EnergyHELP Program and help families in need pay their electric bills. Have us add as little as $1 a month to your SMUD bill to contribute to agencies that specialize in assisting local families.


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