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How often do equivents happen?

equivents happen over 7 times each month and last for up to an hour.

For the majority of equivents (powerDOWN events), you will receive a notification on the app in advance of the event (the amount of notice will vary). For some events (instant events), you will receive a notification when the event has begun.

If your electric vehicle is connected to equiwatt or any of your appliances are connected to equiwatt's platform using a smart plug AND you are opted-in for equivents, then your participation will be automatic.

PLEASE NOTE: Depending on the speed and reach of your WiFi, it can take a couple of minutes at the beginning of an equivent for us to connect to your Smart Plug to switch it off, so don't worry if it doesn't switch off straight away!