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Free TP-Link Smart Plug (New OhmConnect Users Only - Valid in Select California Cities)

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They are currently giving away the TP-Link Smart Plug Mini HS105.

Valid for those with the following utility providers:
  • PG&E Customers (San Francisco Bay Area)
  • Southern California Edison Customers (Los Angeles Area)
  • San Diego Gas & Electric (San Diego Area)
*New, eligible users only. Limited time offer. After connecting your utility account successfully, you will get information on how to get your smart plug. To receive the smart plug for free, you must link it to OhmConnect after receipt.

* Looks like some users are getting it free after a $6.99 rebate while others are able to get it completely free without a rebate. It is random but free nonetheless.

What is OhmConnect?

It's a free service that pays you to save energy times when there's a lot of demand on the grid. When the grid is stressed, either one of two things can happen. 1) Dirty and inefficient 'peaker' power plants can turn on or 2) people can save energy. A growing number of states and municipalities would prefer to pay people for saving energy because it's cheaper, cleaner, and puts money back in the pockets of community members.

OhmConnect coordinates and combines the energy savings across thousands of households and small businesses when it matters most to the grid. The grid pays OhmConnect for those savings, and then OhmConnect passes along those payments to participants.

This is why you are required to connect your utility account to receive cash for participating: OhmConnect must measure your energy savings to receive payments from the grid operators.
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Got one, thanks.
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Absolutely fantastic program. I've cashed out many times direct to my PayPal account. All from saving electricity and helping the environment a bit. Probably made $400+ in the past year.
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do they ever do other deals that this might disqualify me from that'd be more worth it?
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I don't really understand what this service does?
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These plugs are $5 each. Not even worth the time. Is the service good or what's the catch
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Quote from schnoid :
I don't really understand what this service does?
Similar to Arcadia which I used for free CC points for APS bill, but now they're charging.

I know a lot of these "new energy" co.s make money thru energy credit markets
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yep, and I have a ton of smart plugs, but free is free, and if the service is good and they don't offer anything better, why not?

@schnoid - you link your PG&E bill and they pay you (with VC money?) to use less power on certain peak days.
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They want to change me $6.99 (50%) off.
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Got one for registering automatically. This was a month ago.
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Mine is charging me $6.99 + tax, with refund back after it's set up.
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Great program. Summertime is the best. You can get a ton of points on their mega hours. I somehow got enrolled in the auto-ohm program for free so sometimes I get points just for letting Ohm turn off my smart plugs.
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Can you use Arcadia and Ohm togeather?
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BAIT AND SWITCH You'll pay $6.99 (50% off!) and we will refund that cost once you connect the plug to your utility-connected account.
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Legit service. Highly recommend as there isn't really a downside... You can choose to participate in their energy saving events at your choosing and reap rewards (cash) if you participate. These plugs work well and Ohm Connect will pay out quickly too.
DM me if you want an invite for $10 sign up bonus.
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