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August 2016

Back to School

It’s that time of year again. Sharpen your pencils and put on your thinking caps, because it’s time to go ‘Back to School!”

We’d like to remind members of our community with children of our successful OhmConnect for Schools program. It’s a simple program that helps your school or club raise money when your community saves energy. Continue reading “Back to School”

How many Gigawatts?!

The sun is shining on California this summer and showed a bright future for our solar industry.

The California ISO, the organization which operates our grid and pays for your #OhmHour participation, reported that California produced over 8 Gigawatts of solar electricity. This is enough to power nearly 6 million homes or alternatively send Marty McFly back to the future 6 times. This enormous amount of solar power is twice the record from mid-2014. Continue reading “How many Gigawatts?!”

Your Forecast

Forecast. If you’ve been with OhmConnect for a while, you’ve probably seen this term before. You have also probably wondered at some point, “what exactly is a forecast?” This week’s blog post will demystify your forecast and show how OhmConnect uses it to calculate your #OhmHour points.

Continue reading “Your Forecast”

Angels of Aliso

You may have heard of an energy crisis brewing in the Los Angeles region this summer. An enormous methane gas leak erupted late last year causing the natural gas storage facility in Aliso Canyon to shut down. Many of the power plants that relied on its gas won’t be able to fire up this summer. This means energy shortages and potential blackouts for the LA region. Continue reading “Angels of Aliso”

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