EndCABlackouts Offer Terms

This page describes the terms and conditions (“Offer Terms”) that apply to OhmConnect’s EndCABlackouts Offer (the “Promotion”)


1.  Introduction

OhmConnect is a free service that can help consumers decrease energy usage during periods of high demand, where solar power may not be available and power plants may be used. We’ve partnered with Google Nest to offer up to one million free Google Nest Thermostats to existing SCE, SDG&E or PG&E electric service customers for such customers to participate in the OhmConnect program.  

These Offer Terms supplement and incorporate by reference the additional terms and conditions corresponding to OhmConnect’s service and Google’s Nest Rush Hour Rewards Program, which can be found here:

For those receiving a Google Nest thermostat as part of the Promotion, the OhmConnect Demand Response Program is provided in conjunction with Google’s Nest Rush Hour Rewards Program, and enrollment in both is required to qualify for a free Nest Thermostat. In the event of any inconsistency between these Offer Terms and the General Terms of Use, these Offer Terms will prevail.

2. The Promotion
Subject to availability, OhmConnect will provide each individual who completes the eligibility requirements between 4/28/21 at 12:01 AM Pacific Time (PT) and 6/30/21 at 5:00 PM (PT) (the "Promotional Period") with one Google Nest smart thermostat (MSRP $129.99).   All information collected by OhmConnect in connection with the Promotion will be processed and used in accordance with our Privacy Policy.

This Promotion cannot be combined with any other OhmConnect promotion. OhmConnect reserves the right, at its sole discretion, to suspend, modify or terminate the Promotion for any reason or for no reason.

3. Eligibility

In order to be eligible for the Promotion, including a free Google Nest thermostat, you must satisfy all of the following conditions.

First, to reserve your free Google Nest smart thermostat, you must complete steps 1-6 on or before 6/30/21 at 5:00pm Pacific Time:

Step 1

Set up an OhmConnect Account.  Participants must become fully enrolled customers of OhmConnect, Inc. (“OhmConnect Customers”).  Visit the offer page EndCABlackouts.com and create a new OhmConnect account by providing your email address, zip code, first name, phone number and creating a password.

Step 2

Authorize Your Utility to Share Usage Data.  Customer must authorize utility usage data to be shared with OhmConnect through a secure channel with the utility.  Before proceeding to Step 3, your utility must confirm that sharing has been authorized.  Depending on the utility’s authorization process, this may take anywhere from 2 minutes to several week , although the average time is approximately 10 minutes.

Step 3

Join Google NEST’s Rush Hour Rewards Program.  For those receiving a Google Nest thermostat as part of this Promotion, the OhmConnect Demand Response Program is provided in conjunction with Google’s Nest Rush Hour Rewards Program, and enrollment in both is required to qualify for a free Nest. Customers must agree to the Google Nest Rush Hour Rewards Terms & Conditions in order to receive the thermostat.

Step 4

Provide a Credit Card. You must furnish us with a valid credit card and provide your authorization for us to charge your card $129.99 (the MSRP price of the NEST thermostat) if you fail to connect your Nest to OhmConnect within 30 days of delivery.

Step 5

Provide Shipping Address. Provide a shipping address to where you want us to ship your thermostat.

Step 6

Become an Active User of the OhmConnect Program and Platform.  To become an active customer and finish qualifying for a free Nest thermostat, you must engage and participate with the OhmConnect platform, communications and/or events.  Upon completion of the steps above, the thermostat will be shipped and you will be notified that the device is on its way with shipping

Upon completion of the steps above, the thermostat will be shipped and you will be notified that the device is on its way with shipping information.

Step 7

Connect Your Thermostat to OhmConnect. Upon delivery of your Nest thermostat, you must connect the thermostat to OhmConnect within 30 days.  Otherwise, after such thirty day period, we will charge the credit card you provided in the amount of $129.99 to cover the price of the thermostat. Instructions for how to install and connect to OhmConnect will be provided with the thermostat.

4. Limitation of Liability

By participating in the Promotion, you agree to release, indemnify, and hold harmless OhmConnect, Inc. and its officers, directors, members, managers, employees, representatives and agents (collectively, “ Released Parties”) from any and all liability whatsoever or any injuries, loss, or damage of any kind arising from or in connection with the Promotion, including, without limitation, the use, acceptance, possession, or misuse of the thermostat or participation in the OhmConnect Service or Google’s Rush Hour Rewards Program. You understand and agree that all rights under section 1542 of the Civil Code of California and any similar law of any state or territory of the United States are hereby expressly waived by him/her. Section 1542 reads as follows:  

Certain claims not affected by a general release. A general release does not extend to claims which the creditor does not know or suspect to exist in his or her favor at the time of executing the release, which if known by him or her must have materially affected his or her settlement with the debtor.

You acknowledge and agree that OhmConnect, Inc. and its subsidiaries and affiliates are not related or affiliated with Google Inc. or any of its subsidiaries or affiliates, and that Google is solely responsible for the manufacturing and operation of its Nest thermostats. OhmConnect makes no warranty, representation, or guarantee regarding Google’s products or services, including Nest thermostats, and their suitability for any particular purpose. OhmConnect disclaims all liability whatsoever arising from your use of any Google product or service, including Nest thermostats, and accepts no liability whatsoever, including for any loss or damage, that you or any other party may incur in connection with the use of a Nest thermostat, or for the safety, reliability, durability and performance of any Google product or service, including Nest thermostats.

5. Fraud

Use of automated, robotic, programmed and like methods of online participation are prohibited. Persons who tamper with or abuse any aspect of the Promotion, as determined by OhmConnect in its sole discretion, will be disqualified. OhmConnect may also prosecute such persons to the full extent of the law.  

6.  Questions If you have any questions, please contact OhmConnect at OhmConnect, Inc., 610 - 16th St., Ste. M20, Oakland, CA 94612.