OhmConnect, winner of the 2021 Fast Company World Changing Ideas Award, was founded in 2014 with the vision of becoming the world's largest supplier of clean energy. It has a mission to improve the lives of people and the health of the planet by reimagining the way energy is (collectively) used. Today, OhmConnect enables hundreds of thousands of customers to reimagine how they use energy, to choose clean energy over dirty energy when required, and to be rewarded for timely, smarter, home energy use. OhmConnect makes it possible for customers to use clean energy without buying expensive solar-powered systems or changing energy providers. The company pays its users for saving energy when the grid is at risk of using dirty power. OhmConnect has paid Californian consumers nearly $14 million to save energy.
F4CR has partnered with PONY Communications to build the movement and help establish climate restoration as the critical third pillar, alongside mitigation and adaptation, in the global climate conversation.
“We wanted to figure out a way to reward people for making smarter energy decisions; to help me make smarter climate decisions. What we were able to cobble together in those early days was a program that paid users to reduce their energy once or twice a week.”
Curtis Tongue, Co-Founder & Chief Strategy Officer
"California does not need to experience rolling blackouts. Instead of turning off power across entire regions, proven technology allows us to pay customers to reduce when needed. This is exactly the crisis that OhmConnect was built to solve. As the state issues Flex Alerts to reduce energy use, hundreds of thousands of OhmConnect customers can enjoy cash rewards for doing the right thing and playing their part in responding to this unprecedented energy challenge."
Cisco DeVries, CEO