Get Paid To Save Energy In California
Now I'm not sure if other states have similar programs but in California there is Ohmconnect.
All you have to do is sign up and link your utility account.
you get alerted when its time to save energy, usually a day in advance
During whats called Ohm Hour, you just turn off a few lights, avoid running appliances, or whatever you do to save energy.( it usually lasts an hour)
Then Ohmconnect pays you based on how much energy you saved during the Ohm Hour.
My Stats: As of the date of this post, I've earned $279.96