Psst! We want to let you in on a money-making hack that is earning Californians hundreds of dollars per year. If you haven’t already heard, there’s a program that will pay you $300 a year (or more!) for flicking off the lights, turning off your energy-sucking appliances and going outside for an hour.
If you have a utility account with Southern California Edison (SCE), PG&E, or SDG&E - the utilities that cover nearly every single county in California - read on, my friends.
OhmConnect is a free, secure service that will pay you to save energy when the grid is overwhelmed. These earning windows are called “#OhmHours” and during this time, your job is to simply use less power.
Go outside. Take the dog for a walk. Clean your home’s exterior. BBQ a meal outside or roast marshmallows by the fire. Whatever! If you can successfully reduce your energy usage, OhmConnect will pay you cash.
We promise - it’s not too good to be true. Check out this write up from FastCompany if you want proof.
OhmHours generally happen about once per week during which you can earn money, but not only that, you might also see a reduction in your electricity bill each month. You’re doing something good for the planet and your wallet - it’s a win-win-win!
This is all possible because OhmConnect is paid by the California’s electricity market (or California ISO) to help avoid turning on an expensive, dirty power plant by rallying its hundreds of thousands of customers to work together (People power > Power plants!). The company then passes those earnings on to you.
How much you earn is based on how much electricity you save. The more you save, the higher your “status,” which helps you earn even more.
Your well-earned rewards will then wait for you to be cashed out, traded for gift cards or donated directly to the Sierra Club.
If you want to make earning money as easy and profitable as possible, directly connect OhmConnect with any smart energy devices you already have in your home, like a smart plug or a smart thermostat. OhmConnect customers with smart devices like a thermostat or smart plug connected to their account earn ~3x the amount of Watts (on average) as folks without connected devices.
Don’t miss out on this amazing read about how a California resident and avid OhmConnect user earned $487 a month by saving energy.