Impact

OhmConnect pays you to save energy. And while the chance to make money is always a bonus, what we love most is the impact we can have together as a community.

How many people does it take to unplug a power plant? 300,000!

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Environmental Impact

More important than our impact on our wallets, is the impact we have on the planet. Take a peek at what’s been done together so far.

The sun is setting on dirty power. Four years ago, OhmConnect set out to pay people for saving energy when it’s coming from dirty and carbon-intensive power plants.

Today, thousands of people use OhmConnect to save energy, reduce their carbon impact, and get paid. From San Diego to Buffalo and everywhere in between, participants save energy when power is dirtiest in their community. How much has your community been paid for saving energy?

While different communities save at different times, the most power OhmConnect generated at one particular moment has exceeded 100 Megawatts.

What is 100 Megawatts?

4 power plants
replaced through #OhmHours!
10 million
LED lamps turned off
(equivalent power savings)
100
Megawatts
supplied back to the grid through
#OhmHours
341,938
cars off the road
(CO2 reduction equivalent)



There are a total 126 million residences in California. 

This means that if everyone participated in #OhmHour energy sharing events, our community would be able to produce 42 Gigawatts of power from simple savings.
That’s only with 300,000 users participating in the program

How does our community create such dramatic impact?

Social Impact

#OhmHours mean togetherness, time with family, time outside. While it’s harder to measure, the social impact of our collective unplugging is something we’re pretty proud of.

What #OhmHour habit do you want to build?

Flip off the
lights
Adjust the
thermostat
Power down and take a break
outside
Turn off the TV and dust off that book
Family game time!
Candlelit Dinner

Mostuse #OhmHours as an excuse to build good habits our modern 'always on' way of life makes difficult. Use them as an excuse to unplug and recharge.

Community members with smart and connected homes automate their participation. Smart thermostats, smart plugs, electric cars all respond automatically to #OhmHours, making participation easier than flipping a switch.

Further Reading


Want to know more? No problem, here are some interesting blog posts for further reading:

Cartoon showing a dog holding a duck showing impact

Duck Hunt: How OhmConnect Is Helping Solve Renewable Energy's Greatest Challenge
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OhmConnect dashboard showing how to level up impact

Duck Hunt: How OhmConnect Is Helping Solve Renewable Energy's Greatest Challenge
Heard of "the duck curve"? It's a thorn in solar energy's side, and we're here to put a stop to it.