Get Paid “A LOT” To Stop Wasting Energy!
This so simple and easy to do, it’s like why didn’t I do this a lot sooner. You can earn over $100 just by saving energy, your friend earns an instant $20, and the air stays a little cleaner. It’s a win-win-win with this FREE service.
To participate in the program, you simply receive a text message once per week about 15 minutes before dirty power plants turn on. All you need to do is to hold off on doing any high-energy activities, like laundry or the dishes, and reduce energy if possible. OhmConnect coordinates with other users in your neighborhood to ensure enough people reduce energy use to prevent that power plant from turning on. Your energy savings are measured through the smart meter your utility provider installed and then OhmConnect sends you a payment.
What is this and how does it work? OhmConnect is a service designed to offset the effects of dirty power plants by alerting you when you should save energy.
Who is eligible? Anyone across the United States can use OhmConnect to save energy during #OmHours and earn rewards. Users in California who have energy provided by PG&E, SDG&E, SCE and aren’t part of a conflicting program; as well as users in Toronto, Canada who are served by Toronto Hydro-Electric System; and some users in Texas who are part of Smart Meter Texas, may be eligible to earn monetary compensation. All users can earn prizes for participating!
What does OhmConnect ask for my utility information? During the signup process, we ask for your zip code and your utility information to determine your eligibility to earn prizes or payments. Your zip code helps us identify your likeliest utility provider. If you have electricity provided by one of the companies listed above, we’ll ask you to connect so we can receive a feed of your meter data.
What if I am outside California, Toronto or Texas? Anyone in the US can use OhmConnect to save energy and offset the effects of dirty power plants. If you are outside the areas listed above, simply report how you’re saving energy and you can earn prizes–up to and including a three-year lease for a Tesla Model S!
How does OhmConnect measure my energy consumption? OhmConnect is only able to measure your energy consumption for some users. For these users (CA users served by PG&E, SDG&E, SCE; Toronto Hydro users; and some Texas Smart Meter users), we connect to your utility and receive a stream of your meter data. We use this data to measure how much you save on an hourly basis and compare this to how much you save during our energy-savings events, called #OhmHours.
For all other users, our Bronze program asks you to self-report what you’re doing to save energy. If you participate in our energy-saving events (#OhmHours) and let us know what you’re doing to save energy, you may win prizes.
How much does it cost? Will I be penalized if I don’t participate? OhmConnect is a FREE service. Can’t participate? No problem; simply opt-out of events you can’t or don’t want to participate in.
Why do you need my credentials? For users that are eligible to earn money, OhmConnect needs your utility credentials so we can use your smart meter information to measure your energy savings.