Germany was sunny and breezy this past Sunday. It was so sunny that renewables produced 87% of the country’s power, which is a record amount.
Scotty from the USS Enterprise didn’t have an excuse this time…
While this was a phenomenal accomplishment, so much renewable energy brought another side effect: the price of electricity was negative. In other words, Germany was producing too much power and would pay you to use more.
While Germany didn’t have a system in place to actually do this, OhmConnect does! Our longtime users may remember something from last summer called a “Reverse #OhmHour.” During these events you earned points for using more electricity.
With all the solar panels getting installed in CA, who knows…we may see those “Reverse #OhmHours” again sometime this summer.