Offer Link [ohmconnect.com]
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.