When it comes to reducing energy with OhmConnect, there are different kinds of #OhmHours. Regular (or Points #OhmHours), Prize #OhmHours, and MEGA #OhmHours (read about those here).
What are Prize #OhmHours?
Prize #OhmHours are primarily dispatched during the cooler months of the year, between October and May. Just like regular #OhmHours, Prize #OhmHours occur when saving energy helps the grid and earns you rewards. You'll know it's a Prize #OhmHour by the star on the #OhmHour on your dashboard:
What's different about Prize #OhmHours?
Instead of earning points for using less energy, Prize #OhmHours give you a chance to win a prize. You'll get an energy saving goal for each Prize #OhmHour, and if you beat it, you'll be entered to win the next prize drawings (which happens every 2 weeks).
The Prize goal will be lower than your average energy use (your forecast for regular #OhmHours). During the Summer when Prize #OHs are suspended, your Prize qualifications are saved and will resume when we start Prize #OhmHours again.
Prize #OhmHours affect your status, but not your streak, and they do not award points.
How can I win?
There are four ways to qualify for the prize drawing. You need to do ONE of the following:
Achieve Gold, Platinum, or Diamond status. Saving energy in every #OhmHour increases your status. Maintain Gold or higher status to qualify for the prize drawings!
Beat your Prize #OhmHour goal. We’ll tell you what your specific goal for that Prize #OhmHour is in the email and SMS ahead of time. It’ll be lower than your forecast, but not as tough as MEGA goals were this summer.
Make a qualified referral. A qualified referral is someone you refer to OhmConnect who reaches at least Silver and is actively participating in #OhmHours by showing positive energy reductions during those events.
Connect your first ever smart device. Users who have smart plugs or smart thermostats save more than users without smart devices. Time to get connected!
Remember: you just have to do one of these to qualify for the prize each round.
What can I win?
We'll announce a winner every other Sunday on Facebook Live at 5pm and if you are lucky enough to win, we'll inform you via email, and a message on your OhmConnect dashboard. We will be giving out some major prizes. Things like: Energy Star appliances, your energy bill paid for a year, and an energy efficient bathroom makeover! Wow!
Remember, you won't get points for Prize #OhmHours, but they do count toward your status calculation. Your streak is not be affected by Prize #OhmHours.