Plug Your Fridge Into This. Get Paid.

Did you know you can unplug your fridge for up to 4h and not worry about spoiling food? Appliances are the biggest energy suckers in your home, and our free service rewards you for saving energy a bit at a time

Join our community today and get rewarded with cash, prizes and gift cards!

How to Earn Even More With Smart Devices

OhmConnect rewards you for saving energy. The more you save, the more you can earn, which means powering down the most energy hogging appliances like your fridge, freezer, entertainment system, and microwave is the key to easy and rewarding energy saving.

Not many of us have the patience to run around our homes to power down during OhmConnect's energy saving events, or we simply forget. This is where your smart plug helps: simply plug an energy hogging appliance into your smart plug, and we automatically power those energy hogs on and off, earning you rewards without needing to lift a finger! With devices connected to OhmConnect, you can earn 3x!

Where to start?
Our #1 recommendation is to put your OhmPlug onto your fridge. Concerned about your food? The FDA has reported food can be in an unpowered refrigerator for up to four hours, so no need to stress!

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How to Participate

Let's do our part in helping end California blackouts and start saving energy when it matters most. How? It all starts with an OhmHour. What's an OhmHour, you might be wondering? In short: The OhmHour is where the magic happens .

It's a brief window of time, usually on weeknight evenings for about an hour a week during which we ask our users to save energy. This is how you can participate and start saving:


We connect you securely with your power company. Be sure to have your utility bill handy or be ready to log in to your online utility account.

Our service is free, does not change your utility plan, and you can opt out at any time.

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We'll send you $25 to your PayPal account and deliver 2 smart OhmPlugs (or, if you choose, a free smart thermostat). Connect those smart plugs (or thermostat) to your OhmConnect account to participate.


We'll send you notifications when the grid is struggling (called OhmHours or AutoOhms). Save energy during those times to help California avoid blackouts --and be rewarded with cash and prizes to boot!

Because "It Just Works"

We value our customers and put you first; it is about your life and your family, which is why we continuously work on being able to provide you with a great service that allows you to not only save energy and the planet, but also reward you for your efforts.

Michael Edgerie

“When we hit $1000 in less than three months, I couldn't believe it. We've made this amount of money from something we didn't even know about a few weeks ago!"

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“When we get notified that an #OhmHour is coming up, we make a plan to switch everything off and go out for a walk or a bike ride or a dinner somewhere - which is subsidized by what we earn from OhmConnect!"

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“We were pretty energy efficient before we started OhmConnect - we have solar - but we saw this as a chance to do even more for the planet and maybe earn a little money at the same time."

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How Is It Possible?

We work with SDG&E, PG&E and SCE, who pay us to reduce energy during times when energy is in high demand. This is cheaper and more efficient than turning on another power plant to generate more energy. California makes that possible, which is how we are able to reward our hundreds of thousands of users with cash payments and the chance to win prizes.

Timing Is Everything

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Electricity is most expensive between 5 - 9 pm when solar power is no longer available.

The biggest impact you can have on your energy usage and wallet comes from shifting WHEN you use it.

At OhmConnect, we help you make these shifts through simple text and/or email notifications and automated smart devices.

Image of a blue duck curve showing electricity prices during the day - OhmConnect