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KEEA Energy Hero: Opower
Opower is the leader in energy information software, providing the utility industry’s only cross-channel platform proven to drive energy efficiency gains on a large scale. Using cutting-edge behavioral science and patent-pending analytics, the Opower platform enables utilities to provide targeted energy data and advice to each customer.
More than sixty-five utilities—including 8 of the 10 largest in the U.S. — partner with Opower to improve the effectiveness of their energy-efficiency portfolios and motivate their customers to become more energy efficient, while dramatically increasing the level of customer engagement and overall customer satisfaction. For utilities with Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI), the Opower platform represents a cost-effective way to convert hourly data into measurable energy savings, delivering a clear return on investment directly to customers.
In May 2012, Opower announced that it has saved residential energy customers one terawatt hour (TWh) of energy nationwide. Saving 1 TWh is equivalent to taking all the homes in a city the size of 200,000 people “off the grid” for a full year. Pennsylvania has contributed to the 1 TWh saved thus far -- in the state, Opower’s Home Energy Reports program already reaches 100,000 PPL customers and will soon reach First Energy customers as well.
More information about Opower can be found at the website.
On May 25 from 12:00pm - 1:15pm ET KEEA will host a webinar titled 'Increasing Energy Efficiency Through Behavioral Change' featuring Jim Kapsis, a Senior Director of Market Development and Strategy at Opower. More information about the webinar, including how to register can be found here.