Creating the BrightNL Pilot Program means getting smart about Demand Response in Newfoundland and Labrador. Once you’ve joined BrightNL, the Community Grid feature helps you take charge of reducing peak-hour strain on our province’s electrical grid by allowing small adjustments via your Mysa Smart Thermostat software. By participating in this project, you’ll help collect important data that will be used to create leading-edge technology that can be integrated in grids around the world.

While BrightNL is an independent Mysa initiative, we hope to continue building relationships with great partners to take the first steps in creating a world-class energy-efficiency model right here in our province.

Small changes can add up quickly. Help us respond to the challenges of today and tomorrow by working together to begin creating energy-efficient communities — starting at home.

Working together to support our electrical grid? It’s a bright idea.
Program Details
To opt into our 2020 BrightNL Pilot Program, you must be an existing Mysa customer with a paired device in Newfoundland. Once you’ve joined the BrightNL Pilot, the Community Grid feature will make small, scheduled adjustments to when and how you heat via your Mysa Smart Thermostat(s), beginning in January 2020 and running through March 2020.

During the program, the software will adjust thermostat setpoints by up to 3 degrees Celsius. Most adjustments will only be a couple of hours in duration and never exceed four hours. They'll be scheduled for when electricity usage is highest, in the mornings and evenings.

While all Community Grid software adjustments are intentionally minimal, you can manually override your setpoint at the thermostat or through the app at any time. Remember, there will be no net change in your energy usage — we are simply shifting your electricity demand to off-peak times.

Have questions about what BrightNL means for Mysa owners and communities in Newfoundland and Labrador? See our FAQ section below.
Contest Event
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Here’s how to get in it to win it:
1) Join the BrightNL Pilot quickly and easily to get your $20 savings promo code.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What is Demand Response?
Great question.
Demand Response is the consumer-led practice of supporting electrical grids by ‘smoothing out’ spikes in electricity use during peak use periods. Heavy simultaneous consumption of electricity causes strain on electrical grids and increases the potential for service interruptions. The Community Grid is a feature designed to shift the times during which we use the most electricity, reducing strain on electrical grids and helping keep things bright for all of us.
How will participating in BrightNL impact me?
We’re happy to say it’s all good.
Choosing to participate in the BrightNL Pilot means helping to support our grid with virtually no effort on your part — the software in your Mysa Smart Thermostat(s) does all the work. By opting in, you’re not only working with like-minded community members to start the conversation about how we consume electricity, you’ll help collect data to develop innovative smart technology that can be applied to grids around the world. You’ll see the Mysa family’s impact on the grid in the results report you’ll receive after the program ends.

Oh, and all participants will also have a chance to win three free Mysa Smart Thermostats. It’s a win-win-win.
How will my participation impact my community?
It’s about working toward an energy-efficient future, together.
We believe that teamwork works. Reducing strain on our electrical grid benefits our communities not only by better managing our energy consumption, it also helps build a world-class model for energy-efficiency right here in Newfoundland and Labrador. Being a part of the BrightNL Pilot means helping create a brighter future for us all.
Will I feel a difference in temperature in my home during the program?
We’re keeping things cozy.
During your participation in the BrightNL Pilot, the Community Grid feature in your Mysa Smart Thermostat’s software will make slight temperature adjustments of up to 3 degrees Celsius for short periods during peak use times. While the majority of these adjustments will last just two hours (to a maximum of four hours), you can manually override your setpoint at the thermostat or through the app at any time.