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Saving 1 terawatt-hour, enough energy to power 90,000 homes

  • By Carly Llewellyn
  • May 8, 2012

In May, Opower reached an exciting milestone: with our utility partners, including National Grid, PG&E, ComEd, Consumers and NSTAR, we saved customers 1 terawatt hour (TWh) of energy. One TWh is essentially enough energy to power a city of 200,000 people for an entire year.

To celebrate, we visited a National Grid customer’s home to learn more about how the Opower platform has saved her money and energy. Jane Mengesha spoke to Opower President Alex Laskey, National Grid President Marcy Reed and Massachusetts Lt. Governor Tim Murray about steps she has taken to increase the energy efficiency of her home.

Natl. Grid customer, Jane Mengesha, shows MA Lt. Gov. Tim Murray her Opower Energy Report
Natl. Grid customer, Jane Mengesha, shows MA Lt. Gov. Tim Murray her Opower Energy Report

What’s even more exciting is that by the end of 2012, we will save another TWh of energy.

Find out more about what 1 TWh means in the below video:

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