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How to connect a Toronto Hydro account to OhmConnect

Having trouble connecting your Toronto Hydro smart meter data to OhmConnect? Check out this quick how-to guide and get connected in two minutes.

  1. Visit the OhmConnect website and create an account with your postal code, email and password.

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  2. Once you’ve entered your postal code and selected your utility provider, you will be asked to connect your Toronto Hydro account to OhmConnect. If you’re unsure how to do that, click on the little question mark and you’ll see the following window:

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  3. If you do not already have a Toronto Hydro online accounts, you will be prompted to make a new one. Have your hydro bill at the ready!

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  4. Once your Toronto Hydro online account has been created, you can then connect to OhmConnect by logging in using your Toronto Hydro account username and password.

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  5. The next prompt will ask for your mobile phone number. This is the number you will use to receive #OhmHour notifications letting you know when to save energy, but for the time being, the number will be used to verify your account.

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  6.  You should receive a text message that looks like this:

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  7. Enter that 4 digit number when you receive it, and once the connection is successful, you will be ready to begin saving!

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    Thanks to Toronto-based OhmConnect user Alex Masters-Lecky for creating this walk-through. Want to follow along with his OhmConnect journey or join his energy saving team? Check out his blog, Peak Demand

Team Spotlight: the OC March of Dimes

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One of the most rewarding things we experience here at OhmConnect is seeing our community harness the power of good to go beyond simply helping the planet. Creating or joining a team within the OhmConnect community is a way to pool earnings with your team members to donate to an organization of your choice, while engaging more people to save energy.

The OC March of Dimes is a team we’re extremely proud to have as part of the OhmConnect community, and we’re pleased to have just had the opportunity to present them with their latest team donation check, bringing the total to $2,400. The donation goes straight to the March of Dimes in order to help further their mission of improving the health of babies by preventing birth defects, premature birth and infant mortality.

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Mike Hanson of Ohmconnect presents Rick Hans of the March of Dimes with their donation check.

Saving energy to avoid the unnecessary use of extra power plants is more than just concern for the planet; nearly 16,000 preterm births in the U.S. in 2010 were linked to air pollution, according a study in Environmental Health Perspectives. The OC March of Dimes has continued their commitment and dedication to healthier children, and a healthy planet on which they can thrive, with their collective energy savings, and we couldn’t be happier to have been able to present them with another donation check.

Looking onward to our next donation – let’s shoot for $10,000!

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New Status Levels and $20 Referrals

New Status Level and $20 Referrals Are Live!

As you read last week, we made some significant updates to our Status Level and Referral program as of today. Continue reading “New Status Levels and $20 Referrals”

12 Top Rated Amazon Items to Keep You Cool Without AC

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Air conditioning is a modern-day luxury that many of us can’t imagine living without. Unfortunately, according to energy.gov, air conditioners are responsible for 6% of all the electricity produced in the US, and costs homeowners around $29 billion annually. Needless to say, when an #OhmHour hits, turning your AC off is one of the biggest things you can do to lower your energy consumption. But when it’s 90 degrees outside, and your house has been baking in the sun all day, flipping that AC off is difficult. Continue reading “12 Top Rated Amazon Items to Keep You Cool Without AC”

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Top 7 Ways Renters Can Reduce Energy During #OhmHours [INFOGRAPHIC]

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OhmConnect and Earth Hour

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Each year, Earth Hour, coordinated by the World Wildlife Fund, asks global communities to show support for the planet and climate by powering down for an hour. This year is the tenth year that Earth Hour will be taking place, and the organizers are asking participants to make an even bigger impact by both powering down, and donating their social media feeds. 

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OhmConnect Featured on NPR

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Did you catch OhmConnect featured on the NPR piece “Energy Savings Can Be Fun, But No Need To Turn Off All The Lights”? If not, we’ve got you covered.

Whether you’re a passionate data junkie, who wants to see exactly what your energy usage looks like, or you’d rather leave the data alone and receive a reminder when it’s time to turn down your energy usage, OhmConnect can provide you with what you need to make saving energy simple.

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Streaks! He’s on fire!

Like any winning team, consistency is key. Your #OhmHour success and our community’s ability to reduce environmental impact depends on consistent performance.

That’s why we recently introduced ‘Streaks’ for our community members who earn points during #OhmHours. Here’s how it works: Continue reading “Streaks! He’s on fire!”

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