GridRewards: Energy Efficiency

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About this app

GridRewards is an award-winning, free app that tells you when and how to reduce your energy usage. Earn cash payments and reduce your electricity bill all year round. An average household can earn more than $100/year — oh, and 98% of GridRewards participants got paid last year.

GridRewards is a powerful tool to create new routines and change our behavior around energy use. We encourage people to be more mindful of our power consumption, how energy is produced, and how our daily actions add up. Together with our neighbors, our small change adds up to real change, real carbon impact, and real money. And we shift the power from energy companies to our communities.


1. Unplug during events.
GridRewards events are the most important times to save electricity. We’ll tell you when they’re happening — usually during hot summer afternoons, about 5-10 times per year.

2. Get paid. Get your friends paid.
We'll send you a check at the end of the year for the electricity you save during events. Get $10 extra for each friend you refer. Work together with your neighborhood to earn extra rewards and multiply your impact!

3. Reduce your carbon footprint.
Keep an eye on your electricity use and carbon footprint. Get personalized energy insights and learn about the best times to use energy.


Your utility company pays to reduce electricity at peak times to help maintain system reliability in your community.
Updated on
Apr 18, 2024

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
This app may share these data types with third parties
Location, Personal info and 4 others
This app may collect these data types
Personal info, App activity and 2 others
Data is encrypted in transit
Data can’t be deleted

Ratings and reviews

171 reviews
Hallie Tibbetts
September 27, 2021
Waste of your energy--ideally you'll save some electricity on very hot days, but two months later, there's no update on whether you managed it. I'm all for making individual changes; I only ran my AC a couple days this summer. But instead of building an app, let's build better infrastructure, more efficient cooling systems for households and businesses, etc.
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Andrew Noblet
July 18, 2022
Never got results from previous events. Makes me feel like it's a scam. Edit: I got paid. The app needs a lot of work (usage reports, event results, etc.) I'm not sure if they have actual functioning data when determining reward amounts. Changed from one to two stars.
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Justine Baker
June 29, 2021
The app itself works fine. But mostly I find this unhelpful because it's almost always a "bad time to use electricity" during the summer (in NY). So all it does is make you feel guilty. Maybe instead help educate people on what they can do to get rid of those old, dirty, inefficient power plants entirely!
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What's new

Meet the all-new GridRewards!

It’s now even easier to know when to save electricity to earn cash and reduce your carbon footprint. We’ve redesigned the entire app to allow you to focus on what matters most. From joining events alongside your neighbors, to exploring your energy use and your bill, everything is simpler and more refined. (Oh, and we added dark mode too.)