Orange & Rockland Residents Can Get Paid To Conserve Energy

BROOKLYN, NY, June 13, 2024 / -- As temperatures are set to soar next week for Orange & Rockland (O&R) customers, eligible residents can sign up for a program offered by Meltek and earn money for saving energy.

Meltek, a New York-based climate tech company, launched its free money-saving application three years ago and has grown steadily in the area to offer this money-saving and pollution-reducing service for customers of Orange & Rockland Utilities. Through Meltek’s iPhone® or Android™ apps, or via, area residents and small businesses can earn money or other rewards if they save electricity during peak demand hours, typically during the hottest days of summer.

Once a user signs up with Meltek, providing their O&R account number and contact information, Meltek sends easy-to-follow text or email alerts, letting them know when they can earn money by adjusting thermostats, switching off unneeded lights, unplugging electrical devices or postponing activities that require large appliances. The exact ways of saving electricity are up to the customer, and O&R and Meltek have structured the demand response program so that no customer can lose money by participating. The program is free.  

Mark Bruckner, COO of Meltek says:  

“When the weather gets really hot, Meltek pays cool cash to people who help keep energy use down.  People can sign up with Meltek today to save energy and earn money.”

Signing up with Meltek does not change a customer’s electric service provider or otherwise alter the customer relationship with Orange & Rockland.

Virtually all 230,000+ Orange and Rockland customers (residences and businesses) are eligible to sign up for Meltek’s free service by downloading the Meltek app in the Apple App Store® or on Google Play, or by visiting  

About Meltek
Meltek is a climate-tech startup that helps consumers reduce their energy use at peak energy times while also reducing their carbon footprint. Our mission is to enable all people to save money and reduce their greenhouse gas emissions through consumer-focused demand reduction programs. Meltek is supported by the New York State Energy Research & Development Authority (NYSERDA) and is authorized to work with consumers in New York City, Westchester County, Orange County, Rockland County, parts of Sullivan County, as well as Nassau and Suffolk Counties on Long Island through Con Edison, PSEG Long Island, and Orange & Rockland Utilities with plans to expand across the United States and then globally. For more information, visit  

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