Centrica Hive Partners With Gamification Company Rewarding Customers For Reduced Usage
Centrica Hive, Centrica's smart home brand, today announced a partnership with OhmConnect, a California-based software energy management company that allows its subscribers to maximize energy usage in return for cash payment.
OhmConnect customers will receive 20% off select Hive smart home packs, and users will be rewarded with up to 4,000 OhmCredit points when they purchase and activate the Hive Welcome Home pack or the Hive Heating and Cooling pack. Both packs include a Hive Active Thermostat.
OhmConnect is a service designed for customers in several parts of California to offset energy by alerting them when they should save energy. OhmConnect users can connect their Hive smart devices to the OhmConnect app to enjoy the benefits of the smart home and get paid while saving energy.
During peak grid consumption times, OhmConnect sends #OhmHours notifications where customers can earn credits for energy not used. This program is based on gamification, where customers are incentivized to participate and can redeem their credits for direct monetary compensation.
The Hive partnership will allow OhmConnect to remotely connect with its customers' Hive smart devices to deliver demand response related capabilities. For example, a user will be able to elect whether they would like to have their Hive Active Thermostat remotely set to an energy efficient temperature during #OhmHours, to maximize their energy savings.