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Alliant Energy has scheduled a Smart Hours event for today, Tuesday June 21st, between 2:00 pm - 6:00pm.  Alliant Energy will begin using your smart thermostat to pre-cool your home in the morning.  During the event, Alliant Energy will adjust your thermostat to help reduce the energy used during this time-period. Try not to adjust your thermostat during the Smart Hours event.

Alliant Energy only calls Smart Hours events during times of high temperature or if a peak energy warning is declared.  

This page was last updated at 8:20 am, Tuesday June 21st, 2022.

What happens during a Smart Hours event?

In the Summer:
We use your thermostat’s schedule as a guide, to pre-cool your home before an event, and then run your air conditioner a little less often during the event when energy demand is expected to peak. Your home's temperature may feel a little cooler at first, but this step is designed to keep you comfortable during the rest of the Smart Hours event. Try to resist the urge to adjust your thermostat. All customers enrolled in Smart Hours may participate during summer events.

In the Winter:
We use your thermostat’s schedule as a guide, to pre-heat your home before an event, and then run your furnace a little less often during the event when energy demand is expected to peak. Try to resist the urge to adjust your thermostat. Only customers enrolled in Smart Hours who receive their electricity and gas from Alliant Energy qualify for events in the winter. If you want tips for how to cut back your energy use even more during a Smart Hours event, check our FAQs.

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