Announcing Mega #OhmHours!

We’ve been listening to the feedback from our community and are happy to introduce a brand-spankin’ new type of #OhmHour that allows you more time to plan and pays out significantly more.

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Katie Overmonds
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February 8, 2018
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We’ve been listening to the feedback from our community and are happy to introduce a brand-spankin’ new type of #OhmHour that allows you more time to plan and pays out significantly more.

As of this month, some of the #OhmHours you receive may be called ‘Mega #OhmHours.’ Each Mega #OhmHour is worth about a month’s worth of participation.

What's a Mega #OhmHour?

Mega #OhmHours are super-valuable #OhmHours. We want to offer our users new ways to plan their days and encourage the community to increase the amount of energy saved during a particular event.

Here’s what you need to know:

  • Depending on your area, Mega #OhmHours can occur as frequently as once or twice a month.
  • You will likely get more advance notice than for regular #OhmHours - sometimes even a couple weeks in advance so you can plan accordingly.
  • You can earn 3-4 times what you might earn during a regular #OhmHour.
  • Earn new bonuses when you hit a savings goal within the #OhmHour. For example, say if you were to reduce by 80% amount, you might receive a 2x multiplier on your base points. Throw that circuit breaker to earn big!

How can I maximize my earnings during a Mega #OhmHour?

  • Understand your baseline energy usage. This is the amount of energy that we expect you to use during that time frame, based on the usage the previous ten days during that same hour. Oftentimes, your baseline will not be established when you receive the notification for a Mega #OhmHour because all the days that will be incorporated into your forecast are still in the future! As we receive data from your utility to start building your forecast, you can check it by clicking on the #OhmHour on your dashboard.
Click on the yellow points total on the right hand side to view your baseline.
This is what your forecast calculation looks like. Note, forecasts for a particular #OhmHour or Mega #OhmHour are determined in the ten days leading up until the event, and may not yet be determined when you receive your first notification.
  • Plan ahead. Did you get a notification for a Mega #OhmHour coming your way a few weeks out? Plan around it! Aim to be out of the house so you’re not tempted to turn on a light and cut down on your earnings.
Related Post: Beating Your Forecast - 3 Steps for #OhmHour Success

To note: With big rewards, come higher risk! Keep in mind that while you can earn big with Mega #OhmHours, you will also incur a higher penalty level as your usage increases farther above your forecast. We will tell you the exact reward details of each Mega #OhmHour before the event, and you can opt out if you need to.

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