Shift toward clean energy at home.
Transitioning to cleaner sources of energy is critical in meeting the challenges posed by climate change. With Nest Renew, you can take action right from home. It’s free to join and only takes a few minutes to get started.1Join Nest Renew
Nest Renew Features
Join for free with your Nest thermostat.
Nest Renew is available for all compatible Nest thermostats, and only takes a few simple steps to get started.1
Smarter energy use.
Energy Shift makes small, automatic adjustments to your Nest thermostat throughout the day to help take advantage of times when energy is cleaner or less expensive.2
Today’s Energy Shifts
CLEAN ENERGY VIEW
Meet your clean energy dashboard.
View your home's power mix to see times throughout the day when electricity is cleaner, helping you to make informed energy choices.2
Your power mix is currently very clean but is projected to become less clean over the next hour.
RUSH HOUR REWARDS
Earn rewards and help the grid.
When you enroll in Rush Hour Rewards, your Nest thermostat can be automatically adjusted to use less energy at peak times while still keeping you comfortable. As a show of thanks for reducing demand during peak times, your energy provider may offer you rewards for enrolling and participating in their program.3 Learn how it works.
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By participating in Rush Hour Rewards, you can band together with other Nest thermostat users to form virtual power plants that help support your grid. In turn, you’ll help show that when we each do a little, it can add up to a lot.
Frequently asked questions.
Yes, Nest Renew requires a 3rd generation Nest Learning Thermostat, Nest Thermostat E, or the newest Nest Thermostat (sold separately), connected to a Google account. If you're unsure which Nest thermostat you have, click here to learn more.
Customers can track their progress and impact in Nest Renew's new monthly impact emails or check any time at nestrenew.google.com, which can be easily accessed from settings in either the Nest or Google Home apps.
No, Nest Renew does not replace your utility company. It is a service from Google that complements the electric service you receive from your local utility. Nest Renew does not provide you with energy, require you to switch utility providers, or make changes to your electric or gas service.
If your utility company offers a clean energy option, you should consider signing up for it. Only your utility company can provide you with the electricity that powers your home. Some of them are even working to make sure that the clean energy they provide customers is produced within their region. Nest Renew is complementary and not an alternative to clean energy options from your utility.
Installing solar panels and putting clean energy back on the grid is a highly impactful way to reduce your usage of fossil fuels at home. If you have rooftop solar, your home is likely still connected to the electrical grid and can draw from and contribute to the power grid throughout the day.
Energy Shift, a feature of Nest Renew, can help extend the positive impact you're making with rooftop solar by enabling your compatible Nest thermostat to prioritize usage during times when your grid is less clean. This can result in more excess solar generation being fed back onto the grid, helping reduce your community's reliance on fossil fuel electricity sources.
Many users with rooftop solar are also often on a 'Time of Use' (TOU) tariff through their utility provider. By providing your TOU tariff on the Nest Renew website, Energy Shift can help automatically adjust your thermostat to prioritize use of energy when it is cheaper.2
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From a global leader in clean energy.
Nest Renew is a part of Google’s commitment as a leader in mitigating the impact of climate change to help empower everyone to live more sustainably.
In 2022, Google matched 100% of the annual electricity consumption of our global operations with renewable energy purchases.4
Google aims to run on 24/7 carbon-free energy on every grid where we operate by 2030.4
From 2011 to 2022, Nest thermostats have helped customers cumulatively save more than 113 billion kWh of energy.4
- 1Nest Renew available in select locations and requires a 3rd generation Nest Learning Thermostat, Nest Thermostat E, or the newest Nest Thermostat (sold separately), connected to a Google account.
- 2Adjustments only shift electricity usage from your heating and cooling. Energy Shift and See Your Power only available in areas served by major continental US grids, see here. Take advantage of cheaper energy only available for customers on certain electric utility time-of-use rates (check availability).
- 3Rush Hour Rewards requires a Nest thermostat (sold separately).
- 4For more information, see here.