OhmConnect Partners With Google To Offer Free Nest Thermostats In California, Expand Participation In OhmConnect Demand Response
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OhmConnect, in partnership with Google, announced a plan to incentivize energy-efficient behavior through the use of Google's Nest thermostats, which OhmConnect said will reduce energy consumption during peak hours across thousands of California homes and help prevent blackouts.
As part of the effort, new, unique customers who connect their utility account by 06/30/2021 and start saving energy with OhmConnect will receive a free Nest Thermostat ($129.99 value). Otherwise, the Nest Thermostat is being offered at a discounted price of $99 to new OhmConnect customers
OhmConnect, with an emphasis on gamification, offers a residential customer response energy program
"OhmConnect is a free service provided to residential customers of Pacific Gas & Electric, Southern California Edison, and San Diego Gas & Electric. OhmConnect pays customers to conserve power during times of peak demand; sells the collective energy savings back to the grid; and then passes their earnings onto their users in the form of cash and prizes," OhmConnect said
"With Nest thermostats, OhmConnect users will make their homes more grid-responsive, which will help the environment while earning them cash and prizes from OhmConnect," OhmConnect said
"40% of OhmConnect customers are low-to-moderate income families, and our partnership with Google will allow us to provide Nest thermostats in the homes of hundreds of thousands of Californians," said Cisco DeVries, CEO, OhmConnect.
"According to a recent study by UCLA's Luskin Center for Innovation, participating in OhmConnect measurably reduced grid stress and earned users over $1 million in rewards. These rewards were in addition to the money users saved on their utility bills by consuming less energy during peak hours," OhmConnect said