Thousands of Coloradans Find Smart Thermostats Locked Thanks to ‘Energy Emergency’

Thousands of Colorado residents were unable to control the temperature of their homes after they were locked out of their smart thermostats due to an “energy emergency.”

Xcel Energy customers in Pueblo, Colorado, who opted into the company’s AC Rewards program, which offers a $100 enrollment bill credit and $25 annually, received a notification last week that they were locked out of temperature controls.

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