Save Energy. Get Paid.

Welcome San Francisco residents!

The San Francisco Department of the Environment thanks you for continuing your energy efficiency journey with OhmConnect. OhmConnect is a free service that rewards you for saving energy and for referring friends.

PLUS, for a limited time, get a $25 amazon gift card!*

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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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:


All PG&E, SCE and SDG&E electric service customers are eligible. Our service is free, does not change your utility plan, and you can opt out at any time.

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We'll let you know when your energy is dirty and ask you to save for about one hour a week between 5-9 pm when solar energy is not available.


Since California pays us for avoiding dirty power plants being turned on, we are able to reward you for your savings with cash and a chance to win prizes.

And that's not all! OhmConnect does not just reward you for saving energy, but also for sharing the the joy of saving and helping the planet. You get $20 for each referral!

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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* Start: 08/31/2022. Limited time offer. New, unique customers only who connect their utility account and start saving energy with OhmConnect. Cannot be combined with other sign-up offers. Must sign up from this web page.


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!

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.

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!

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!

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.