Comcast is teaming up with NRG Energy to offer a package of services that includes electricity supply.

Customers who sign up with Xfinity's Energy Rewards will get a $25 enrollment bonus and other incentives, such as three free months of HBO or Showtime. They'll even throw in a free smart thermostat if a customer also signs up for Xfinity Home, Comcast's home automation service.

Alas, the pilot project, launched last week, is available only in the Pittsburgh area to customers of Duquesne Light.

- Andrew Maykuth