Blackouts happen when electricity demand is too high—and no one wants to lose power. As electricity customers, we can all pitch in to prevent blackouts throughout the state, including Carlsbad, Del Mar and Solana Beach.
To help prevent blackouts, OhmConnect is giving away up to 1 million smart thermostats. Installing 1 million smart thermostats can save 680 megawatts (MW) of energy—nearly twice the shortfall that caused rolling blackouts in August 2020.
OhmConnect is a demand response provider that pays California residential customers to decrease their electricity usage a few hours per week during “OhmHours.” It’s free to sign up and participate in their program, and you collect rewards based on the amount of energy you save. Your compensation multiplies with each smart device you connect, including smart thermostats.