Turn Your Energy Savings Into Donations

OhmConnect will donate $40 instantly when you join.

By saving energy when OhmConnect notifies you, the collective action of the Sierra Club’s membership prevents the worst-polluting power plants from turning on and a donation is sent to the Sierra Club.

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American Energy Data Challenge Winner
“You know what’s better than helping the environment? Getting paid for it.”
“The community gets a reward: hard cash.”
“Pretty much anyone in California can make money by lowering their energy consumption.”

How It Works

1. Receive notification
Get notified via text or email when dirty power plants are about to turn on.
2. Reduce
Reduce your electricity use for about 30 minutes.
3. Donate
OhmConnect donates the money from the energy savings to the Sierra Club on your behalf.

OhmConnect is free
and comes with these great features.

Analyze your home’s energy
See where your energy comes from
Track your performance and watch your earnings stack up. 
Connect your smart devices and electric vehicles to automate energy reductions.

Donate by saving energy

The amount donated to the Sierra Club depends on how much energy you save and how frequently you participate. OhmConnect sends about one energy saving event per week.

As a reminder, these donations are not tax-deductible because the Sierra Club is a 501c4 organization. Check out our FAQ to answer any additional questions you may have.

Donating to the Sierra Club just became as easy as flipping a light switch off!

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Use your smart home to optimize your energy.

If you have smart devices and electric vehicles, you can also automate Ohmconnect. Reduce your energy at the right time without lifting a finger.

No fancy devices? No problem, you can still respond to the alerts by manually turning things off in your home.

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How your energy savings are turned into donations

During these energy saving events, called #OhmHour, the electricity grid needs additional power. The grid can either turn on a dirty and expensive power plant or homes and businesses  can reduce their electricity usage. By turning off unused lights and appliances and by unplugging batteries, we can help prevent the dirtiest power plants from turning on.
State energy authorities would prefer to pay residents to save energy at these times rather than pay those dirty power plants to turn on. It’s cheaper and produces less pollution. OhmConnect coordinates with the state’s electricity grid and donates the proceeds to the Sierra Club.

Join the movement

1. Ohmconnect is completely free to use. 
2. Your utility service remains the same.
3. You can opt-out at any time. 

With enough people reducing energy at once we can take entire power plants out of the equation.

Find a friend, join your neighbors and take charge of your energy together.

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Join the movement

1. Ohmconnect is completely free to use. 
2. Your utility service remains the same.
3. You can opt-out at any time. 

With enough people reducing energy at once we can take entire power plants out of the equation.

Find a friend, join your neighbors and take charge of your energy together.

To read our full FAQ, please visit this page.