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How much does it cost to charge an iPhone 6? A remarkably slender $0.47 per year

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This neat data algorithm unlocks the power of smart grid technology—without using smart meters

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We’ve now saved 5 terawatt-hours. That’s enough energy to power New Hampshire for a year.

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Greentech Media asked this Opower expert 5 questions about what’s next for utilities. These were her answers.

  • By Aaron Tinjum
  • October 21, 2014

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It’s no secret: the utility industry is changing fast.

Game-changing market trends — including flattening electricity demand, distributed generation, rising customer expectations, and new regulations — are driving utilities to innovate and engage their customers like never before.

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Why phenomenally powerful predictive analytics are about to transform the energy industry

  • By Josh Lich
  • October 20, 2014

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Utilities have served their customers well for more than a century. But their business has never faced a more daunting set of challenges than it does today.

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Without energy efficiency, there’d be an extra Europe plugged into the grid

  • By Casey Davis-Van Atta
  • October 17, 2014

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Last week, the International Energy Agency released a trove of new data that reveal the full size and scope of the world’s energy efficiency investments — which topped out between $310 and $360 billion in 2012.

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