Chances are you are catching up on chores after a long day at work. Once you get home you want to eat and relax, making it stressful when you have to catch up to doing chores and laundry. Everyone dreads doing laundry, but we all settle to do the same thing every weekday: go to work, come home to make a mess cooking, to cleaning up and doing chores.
Here’s the thing, all these washers and dryers operating simultaneously cost more money for power companies, so they want to change that. That’s why OhmConnect is going to pay us to do chores a little bit later. Yes, that includes laundry.
Here’s how the company functions: OhmConnect will notify you when a high number of people in your area are using energy. They will pay you to cut back for an hour — whether that means waiting for the dryer to run, switching off your lamps or A / C or even switching off your breaker.
According to Reuters, the “General Electric Co plans to demolish a large power plant it owns in California this year after only one-third of its useful life because the plant is no longer economically viable in a state where wind and solar supply a growing share of inexpensive electricity”.
The sooner you start, the sooner you will be able to make extra money for postponing laundry.
Charles Bourou, for instance, recently obtained $1,800 over the past 12 months from OhmConnect. That’s $150 extra monthly for doing nothing really other than leaving the house or postponing house chores. Every week the 50-year-old freelancer shut off the electrical panel in his home for a couple of evenings.
He leaves for a Starbucks nearby and finishes working on his laptop until he heads to dinner with friends or to the gym. If you do not want to leave your home, there are plenty of other activities to do, such as use the jacuzzi on a warm night, go for a jog outdoors, or even play board games with friends or loved ones.
Here’s how to get paid from OhmConnect:
- Sign up for a free OhmConnect account online.
- To qualify for OhmConnect, you must have an internet account with one of these electrical businesses. You will then have to sync your online utilities such as PG&E, SDG&E or Southern California Edison.
- Wait for OhmConnect to text your cell phone during high energy hours.
- Head outside or switch off the television at least until the time is up. Heck, during this hour you can even play tournaments on your mobile, just resist plugging any equipment into the wall outlets.
- OhmConnect pays you for your reward!
All of this is possible because OhmConnect is paid by the California electricity market (or California ISO) to assist them in preventing an expensive cost by turning on a vile energy factory. The company then passes the money to you.
With solar companies being popular in demand, power plants are becoming more and more desperate to cut down costs. The less energy spent, the better it is for the environment, the government, your bank account, and lastly for the company.
According to the EIA, approximately 64% of electricity generation in the United States generated in 2017 was from fossil fuels (coal, natural gas, and oil), plant products (wood), and urban and industrial waste. The fuels that arise when these materials are burned in combustion gasses include:
- Carbon dioxide (CO2)
- Carbon monoxide (CO)
- Sulfur dioxide (SO2)
- Nitrogen oxides (NOx)
- Particulate matter (PM)
- Heavy metals such as mercury
Even though when used, electricity is a clean and overall safe type of energy, the environment is impacted by energy production and transmission. Almost all kinds of power plants have an environmental effect, but some power plants have greater impacts than others.
Things are changing and the world is trying to ‘go-green’.
Not too shabby, right?