Hi all -
OhmConnect here. We actually now have several different pathways that create #OhmHours in California based on recent progress we have made with the California Energy Commission (CEC) and your local utility. While most #OhmHours are still dispatched by the California ISO (CAISO), we do have a number of #OhmHours that get dispatched by these new entities. These #OhmHours will have prices set by the utilities or the CEC, and will be independent of the CAISO. The purpose of these #OhmHours are to avoid building new transmission in your local area. As we expand our work with these entities, we will be able to have #OhmHours that are orders of magnitude more important (and valuable). These #OhmHours will be considered something like "Mega #OhmHours", and may be seen as early as next month (April).
Regarding the question about advance events vs immediate ones, your assumption is correct. The immediate ones are generally more valuable but there is a large amount of fluctuation in the real time than the day ahead. For the advanced notification events, we are participating in the Day-Ahead market which provides hourly interval price data and we have more confidence in the price for the Day-Ahead market. For the immediate events, those occur because we are watching the 5 minute real time prices to look for spikes. This creates more variability in the prices of the real time as we could have a 5 minute spike but the rest of the hour has low value.
I'm assuming here that you mean the points for the #OhmHour you recently participated in. If you are a paid user (with a status of Silver or higher), it should take about 2 days for us to receive your meter data from your utility and then calculate your points.
Ahh- this used to work before this community was launched It's not high on the priority list, to be honest. One thing I'm exploring are teams here on this hosted community. I've chatted with @That Son Of A Bitz about it, but there are a few drawbacks/limitations to what this platform can accommodate.
Hey @firstname.lastname@example.org thanks for sharing the article! It's awesome to see that energy storage is becoming more prevalent across California.
While that's a big battery, it's still tiny on the grand scale of all the power within the SDG&E territory. The grid needs all the help it can get to turn off those peaker plants, including both batteries and #OhmHours. Fear not, #OhmHours are not leaving SDG&E any time soon!
Please check this discussion: https://forum.ohmconnect.com/discussion/73/how-do-i-update-my-address