Open Data By Design

Ohmconnect

Ohmconnect connects smart devices to the smart grid. By combining wi-fi controlled devices, such as a thermostats, smart strips, and electric cars with ISO market signals, Ohmconnect has created the first residential economic / supply-side demand response platform.

 

When an event is issued, a signal is sent to these various devices (or as a text-message for those who participate manually) to turn off for 15 minutes - 1 hour. Their GBC (Green Button Connect) data is used to validate the extent of their participation in the DR event.

 

Ohmconnect aggregates and sells these reductions into ISO markets as generation and users are compensated for participating by connecting to their PayPal account.

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