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August 2017

Live in California, Texas or Toronto? You’re eligible to be paid for the energy you don’t use.

Missing out on weekly payments? Check out the system that’s paying your neighbours to power down.

For us, WWF’s Earth Hour is one of our favourite nights of the year.  We love taking the opportunity to switch off the lights, power-down our homes and spend screen-free time with our people – but more than all of that, we love feeling connected to our neighbours and community in a collective effort to combat climate change, even in a small way. In a time when action on climate change is being throttled by political agendas across the globe, we LOVE the chance for ground-up, people-powered change to be made wherever possible.

Which is why we are thrilled to offer the OhmConnect platform to residents of California, Texas and Toronto.  With OhmConnect, you get PAID to switch off.

Californians, Texans and Torontonians paid weekly for their excess energy

OhmConnect is a free platform which rewards you for saving energy during specific times in an effort to reduce the load on power plants during peak energy-use times. The rewards customers earn can be converted into money deposited via a PayPal account, donations to a customer’s favourite charity, or credits towards energy-efficient products.

The energy you don’t use

The process is simple. You sign-up for Ohmconnect and authorize us to access your home’s smart meter and any supported internet-connected devices. You don’t have to buy or install any special equipment. A few times a week, we will alert you to energy spikes and ask you to cut back your power consumption, or it will dial-it back for you through your smart thermostat and other smart devices. Then you get paid for the energy you don’t use.

BONUS: Want to fundraise for your school, workplace or team or simply work with others to cut your energy consumption? We will pay $20 for every referral to the program. Get in touch with us  (talk@ohmconnect.com) to kickstart your fundraising!

 

Grid Reliability Was a Bright Spot During Eclipse

The recent total solar eclipse was a spectacle to watch, but it was also stressful on our grid. As solar panels have sprouted up across California over the past couple of decades, this eclipse represented a key test in our grid’s ability to cope with a sudden drop in electricity generation. Continue reading “Grid Reliability Was a Bright Spot During Eclipse”

OhmConnect & The Great Eclipse

On August 21st, 2017, the first total eclipse that the continental U.S. has experienced in decades will occur. This event also represents the first total solar eclipse that the U.S. will experience since solar power has achieved mainstream adoption and will prove to be a test of new energy technologies. Continue reading “OhmConnect & The Great Eclipse”

Status Level Bonus Update

%How Are Status Levels Updated?

We have heard feedback from the community that achieving the 20% ongoing reductions for Gold is a bit too steep of a challenge for most folks.

We’re excited to announce upcoming status level changes that will cast a wider net across the community. What does this mean? More of our community will receive the status level bonuses as you save more and more energy. Here’s the rundown: Continue reading “Status Level Bonus Update”

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