Posts for category "Our Thinking"

Brazil’s water crisis is also an energy crisis. Brazilians themselves are the solution.

  • By Jake Levine
  • March 27, 2015

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Of the many stories I heard about the drought while I was in Brazil earlier this month, one stands out.

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VIDEO: this search engine powers the world’s largest residential energy database

  • By Aaron Tinjum
  • March 19, 2015

We announced earlier this month that Opower’s energy data warehouse has now surpassed 400 billion meter reads. We’re analyzing more than 40 percent of all residential energy data generated in the United States, and in partnership with utilities across four continents, we’re adding hundreds of millions of new meter reads every day.

How are we putting that data to work? Just ask Salman Suhail, a Senior Product Manager at Opower:

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Opower founder in The Hill: Utility-led innovation is essential to cutting global carbon pollution

  • By Alex Laskey
  • March 17, 2015

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Last year was the warmest ever recorded on Earth. And 14 of the 15 hottest years on record have all taken place in the 21st century.

As President Obama emphasized in his recent State of the Union address, it’s crucial that we slow global warming to avoid its costly consequences for human health, economic well-being, and in some regions, even political stability.

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About Our Thinking

Our Thinking is just that: it’s the place to find out what’s going on right now in the Opower universe. We discuss current perspectives, opinions, ideas, achievements, and events in the burgeoning fields of energy information, data analytics, and utility customer engagement.