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Making moves: how National Grid is helping customers save energy from Day 1

  • By Heather Roth
  • June 16, 2015

Tom Baron, a Senior Manager at National Grid, has earned a reputation for making noteworthy moves.

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Elon Musk’s latest overture to utilities says a lot about the future of energy. Here’s why.

  • By Casey Davis-Van Atta
  • June 9, 2015

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When Elon Musk took the main stage at a major gathering of utility leaders yesterday, he spoke only glancingly about the disruptive potential that cheap distributed solar and storage — two technologies he’s been instrumental in bringing to market — represent to the power grid. Instead, the CEO of Telsa Motors called the long-term future of utilities “quite positive” — later expressing his interest in forging new partnerships between his company and theirs.

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Nearly 100 utilities have invested in Opower’s tech. Now they’ve unlocked $1 billion in savings for their customers.

  • By Casey Davis-Van Atta
  • May 21, 2015

Utilities turn to Opower when they want to deliver a higher level of service for their customers. Our software empowers the world’s leading energy companies to elevate every part of the customer experience — from the bill, to the call center, to the Home Energy Report.

For the more than 50 million homes and businesses that our clients serve, the end result isn’t just a utility experience that’s less like a old-school utility and more like Netflix. It’s a cheaper, greener energy bill.

And on that front, we’re proud to announce an enormous milestone. As of today, the nearly 100 utilities that deploy Opower’s technology have helped their customers save more than 8 billion kilowatt-hours of energy.

That’s more electricity than it takes to power every home in New Mexico for a year.

Even more impressive: by delivering personalized energy insights and advice, our clients have helped their customers knock more than $1 billion off their bills.

8 TWh, $1B

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