How It Works

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  • #OhmHours 1010
  • Who can particpate?
  • "How much can I earn with OhmConnect?"
  • How do OhmConnect rewards work?
  • Where does the money come from?
  • How to connect your utility and get approved

It all starts with an #OhmHour

What’s an #OhmHour, you might be wondering? In short: The #OhmHour is where the magic happens.

It’s a brief window of time, usually on weeknight evenings for about an hour a week during which we ask our users to save energy. This is how you can participate and start saving:

It all starts with an #OhmHour

What’s an #OhmHour, you might be wondering? In short: The #OhmHour is where the magic happens.

It’s a brief window of time, usually on weeknight evenings for about an hour a week during which we ask our users to save energy. This is how you can participate and start saving:

CONNECT YOUR UTILITY

All PG&E, SCE and SDG&E electric service customers are eligible. Our service is free, does not change your utility plan, and you can opt out at any time.

SAVE ENERGY

We'll let you know when your energy is dirty and ask you to save for about one hour a week between 5-9 pm when solar energy is not available.

GET REWARDED

Since California pays us for avoiding dirty power plants being turned on, we are able to reward you for your savings with cash and a chance to win prizes.

How Is It Possible?

We work with SDG&E, PG&E and SCE, who pay us to reduce energy during times when energy is in high demand. This is cheaper and more efficient than turning on another power plant to generate more energy. California makes that possible. which is how we are able to reward our hundreds of thousands of users with cash payments and the chance to win prizes.It’s a brief window of time, usually on weeknight evenings for about an hour a week during which we ask our users to save energy. This is how you can participate and start saving:

Timing Is Everything

Electricity is most expensive between 5 - 9 pm when solar power is no longer available.

The biggest impact you can have on your energy usage and wallet comes from shifting WHEN you use it.

At OhmConnect, we help you make these shifts through simple text and/or email notifications and automated smart devices.

#OhmHours 101

What’s an #OhmHour, you might be wondering?

In short: The #OhmHour is where the magic happens.

It’s a brief window of time (usually on weeknight evenings) when demand on the energy grid is so high that utility companies would rather pay their customers to reduce our collective usage than the alternative - firing up a dirty, expensive “peaker” plant. For a deeper dive into the mechanics of how #OhmHours work, check out this guide.

HOW IT WORKS

How much can I earn with OhmConnect?

What’s an #OhmHour, you might be wondering?

In short: The #OhmHour is where the magic happens.

It’s a brief window of time (usually on weeknight evenings) when demand on the energy grid is so high that utility companies would rather pay their customers to reduce our collective usage than the alternative - firing up a dirty, expensive “peaker” plant. For a deeper dive into the mechanics of how #OhmHours work, check out this guide.

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Where does the money come from?

In the US and Canada, there are nine regional energy markets where energy is traded.  These markets provide a trading mechanism for buying and selling energy over many timeframes.  Multi-year planning is done to make sure that the region has the right development of infrastructure.  Minute by minute planning is done to make sure that supply and demand are balanced and there are no blackouts.

Here’s how it works: OhmConnect trades energy in these markets like a power plant.  We bid a quantity of energy at a specific price and if the market accepts our bid, we are contracted to deliver that energy. The trick is that we don’t actually create any new energy - we simply reduce as a community, which has the same effect as contributing energy to the grid.

We get paid at various intervals (daily, monthly, annually) with complex rules but we are aiming to create a fun and easy experience that is simple and rewarding.  We don't want people to have to learn about locational marginal pricing, proxy demand resources, load point adjustments or any of the other myriad complexities necessary to participate in the energy market.

How do OhmConnect rewards work?

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Prizes
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How is it Possible?

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Because "It Just Works"

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Michael Edgerie
PG&E TERRITORY

“When we hit $1000 in less than three months, I couldn't believe it. We've made this amount of money from something we didn't even know about a few weeks ago!"

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JR
SAN DIEGO

“When we get notified that an #OhmHour is coming up, we make a plan to switch everything off and go out for a walk or a bike ride or a dinner somewhere - which is subsidized by what we earn from OhmConnect!"

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Lynn
SAN DIEGO

“We were pretty energy efficient before we started OhmConnect - we have solar - but we saw this as a chance to do even more for the planet and maybe earn a little money at the same time."

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It all starts with an #OhmHour

What’s an #OhmHour, you might be wondering? In short: The #OhmHour is where the magic happens.

It’s a brief window of time, usually on weeknight evenings for about an hour a week during which we ask our users to save energy. This is how you can participate and start saving:

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Frequently Asked Questions

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