OhmConnect is a free service that rewards you with cash and prizes to reduce your energy consumption at critical times.

How to Participate and Start Earning

We can all get rewarded by saving energy when it matters most to the California grid. 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:

CONNECT YOUR UTILITY

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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SAVE ENERGY

We'll send you a free smart thermostat (or, if you choose, $25 cash and two smart plugs). Connect that thermostat (or smart plugs) to your OhmConnect account to participate.

GET REWARDED

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
PG&E TERRITORY

“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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JR
SAN DIEGO

“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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Lynn
SAN DIEGO

“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.

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*Offer valid from 9/1/21 at 12:01 AM Pacific Time (PT) to 12/31/21 at 5:00 PM (PT). Eligibility limited to new OhmConnect customers who are existing SCE, SDG&E or PG&E electric service customers and who enroll in OhmConnect’s Demand Response Program. Participants must connect their electric utility account and become an active OhmConnect customer to receive the $25 credit. Limit one offer per participating household. Cannot be combined with other offers. OhmConnect reserves the right to cancel the offer at any time. Terms and conditions apply.

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How it works

In the evenings when everyone's using electricity at the same time, the energy grid gets really stressed.
A stressed grid means expensive, dirty power. Luckily, you can get paid to help!
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Join OhmConnect

Sign up and connect your PG&E, SCE or SDG&E utility account to OhmConnect. Connecting is how we can determine how much to reward you for saving energy.
You will only share your billing schedule (but never your payment information!), your meter data (your energy usage), and your service account number (to stay connected to your utility meter) with us.
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Participate in #OhmHours

We alert you to unplug for an hour when the grid is stressed (what we call #OhmHours).
Usually we give you a day's notice. You can set how often you want to participate.
All you need to do is avoid using energy during these times. That load of laundry can wait!
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Reduce Automatically

Connect your energy hogging appliances, like your fridge, to a smart device.
We’ll power them off (and back on!) automatically when the grid is especially stressed. So, sit back and relax!
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Get rewarded!

Get cash and prizes for saving energy during #OhmHours. The more you save and the more smart devices you connect, the more you'll earn!
Transfer your earnings through PayPal, gift cards, or OhmConnect store credit.