Help End CA Blackouts!

Limited Time Offer: Free Smart Thermostat*

OhmConnect is a startup that pays you to reduce your energy consumption at critical times for free.

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PG&E, SCE and SDG&E electric service customers are eligible, if not enrolled in a demand response program. A smart device is not required to participate with OhmConnect.

Why Kristen Bell Loves OhmConnect

Limited time offer: we're giving away up to 1 million free smart thermostats (or $25 cash and 2 smart plugs) to new customers to make energy saving easy. Our free service rewards you for saving energy when it matters most. Join our community today and help prevent California blackouts.

How to Participate and Help End CA Blackouts

Let's do our part in helping end California blackouts and start saving energy when it matters most. How? 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:


We connect you securely with your power company. Be sure to have your utility bill handy or be ready to log in to your online utility account.

Our service is free, does not change your utility plan, and you can opt out at any time.


We'll send you a free smart thermostat (or, if you choose, $25 cash and two smart plugs). Connect that thermostat (or smart plugs) to your OhmConnect account to participate.


We'll send you notifications when the grid is struggling (called OhmHours or AutoOhms). Save energy during those times to help California avoid blackouts --and be rewarded with cash and prizes to boot!

Opt out of any event or just a device. Your data is safe.

Your City Could be Crowned California's Most Energy-Conscious City

To help prevent blackouts this summer, we're challenging communities across the state of California to see who can save the most energy - a little neighborly competition to decide California's most energy-conscious city! OhmConnect will award the winning city $50,000 to award 10 scholarships of $5,000 each for education (community college, job training, university, etc.) to residents of their city. Which city will be California’s “Energy Saving Superhero?”

Because "It Just Works"

We value our customers and put you first; it is about your life and your family, which is why we continuously work on being able to provide you with a great service that allows you to not only save energy and the planet, but also reward you for your efforts.

Michael Edgerle


“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!"



“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!"



“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."

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.

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.

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*Offer valid from May 19, 2021 to September 30, 2021.  Sign up for OhmConnect, connect your utility account, and become an active customer to be eligible to receive a free smart thermostat or other smart device. You must satisfy all conditions for eligibility (including connecting your new smart device to OhmConnect within 30 days of delivery), or you will be charged the purchase price for your selected smart device, which ranges from $19.99 to $169.99 MSRP.  Limit one offer per participating household. Available to new OhmConnect customers only. If you choose to receive a Google Nest thermostat, you must also agree to Google's Rush Hour Rewards Terms & Conditions. Cannot be combined with other offers. OhmConnect reserves the right to cancel the offer at any time. Terms and conditions apply.