Hilo first calculates your baseline consumption. To do this, we evaluate your consumption before each challenge – between 1 a.m. and 4 a.m. for morning challenges and between noon and 3 p.m. for evening challenges. This is called the anchoring period.
Then we calculate the average consumption of the last 5 days of the same type (weekday or weekend). We remove from the calculation the day when your consumption was the highest and the day when it was the lowest.
Finally, this average is adjusted to take into account consumption during the anchoring period. The goal is to obtain a reference consumption that is representative of your usual consumption and adapted to the temperature during the challenge.
Calculating your reward
To determine the amount of your reward, we first calculate the curtailment, which is the difference between your reference consumption and your actual consumption during the Hilo challenge (reduction phase).
The curtailment achieved during the Hilo challenge is measured in kilowatthours. To calculate the reward amount, we multiply the number of kWh by $0.55.
For example, if your total consumption during a challenge is 26 kWh and your baseline consumption is 31.4 kWh, you saved 5.4 kWh and will earn a reward of $2.97.
If your actual consumption is higher than the baseline consumption, you fail the challenge and won’t earn any rewards ($0). You cannot earn rewards when you discontinue your participation in a Hilo challenge, even while it’s under way.
Note: Your energy consumption during the preheating and recovery phases has no impact on the calculation of erasure.