Determination of dollar value for points for an OhmHour.
I am curious as to how the points are calculated for an #OhmHour. My understanding is that it is based on what the utility companies pay for the #OhmHour which fluctuates based on some criteria.
In relation to this‚ we are told that at times we get short to no notice of an #OhmHour because there is an unexpected and unanticipated high usage that creates an almost instant #OhmHour.
What confuses me about these two related things is‚ that based on the unexpected demand and the immediate #OhmHour‚ one could reasonably assume that the power companies would be prepared to pay a higher price to conserve energy due to the immediate and somewhat apparent emergency of the #OhmHour.
We participated in an #OhmHour with something around a 5 minute warning before it started and when the results came back‚ the points we received were less than other #OhmHours that had at least a days warning in advance. This would seem to be somewhat counterintuitive to me and I was wondering if anyone could shed any light on this.
And by that I mean to say that due to the lack of warning for the #OhmHour‚ one could reasonably assume it was some kind of emergency power need and not in the realm of normal operations‚ and therefore one would assume that surely the power saved would be at some kind of premium?