My thermostat places itself into Peak Time (usually during off-peak hours). We neither subscribe to our utility company's adjustment scheme nor to Nest Renew.
Nest Support recommended modifying Nest Sense > Auto Scheduling > OFF to resolve.
I propose a new submenu option in Nest Sense submenu: Peak Time
Peak Time behavior is controlled by existing auto-scheduling feature:
a) Long Term users accustomed to having schedules auto-updated based on manual thermostat adjustments may find Peak Time behavior to not match expectations. Use case: Myself. I had no idea why Peak Time was being activated on my device, as we do not subscribe to the schemes outlined in Google documentation for Peak Time adjustments.
b) Current solution requires user to disable two features (auto-scheduling based on manual adjustments AND Peak Time) to disable one or the other
c) Users troubleshooting behavior are provided with visual clue that behavior is driven by Nest Sense (via presence of Nest Sense icon on device) but no guidance on Nest Sense menu as to what setting is driving behavior. There is design precedent in behavior of Airwave - if airwave is active, Airwave icon and text appear on display - driven by user-selected settings on Airwave submenu of Nest Sense settings.
Adding additional submenu option gives user precise control over the device and allows for intuitive control over settings.
Thanks for the post — we here you. We appreciate your request for this additional feature, and please be assured that our product team is working non-stop with different partners to bring the best features to the Google Nest devices. So, please let our product team know about it by sending feedback.
In the meantime, I'll go ahead and lock this thread within 24 hours. If you run into any more questions in the future, please feel free to create a new thread.