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This leading Colorado utility has helped customers shave $418,000 off their energy bills. Here’s how.

  • By Lauren Miller and Barry Fischer
  • October 7, 2014

logo_lwpLoveland Water and Power (LWP) is a leading municipal utility in Colorado with a long tradition of excellence. Since its establishment in 1925, the city has continually innovated to provide long-term satisfaction and reliable service to its now 34,000 customers. Thanks to its dedicated efforts, LWP was recognized nationally in 2013 as a platinum-level “Reliable Public Power Provider.”

We recently caught up with Gretchen Stanford — Head of Customer Relations at LWP — to hear how Loveland Water and Power continues to invest deeply in customer engagement programs, and how the utility designs its initiatives to deliver a premier level of service and satisfaction to Loveland’s residents and businesses. Here’s what she told us:

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Are solar panels and energy efficiency 2 sides of the same roof? A new research report says yes.

  • By Barry Fischer
  • August 28, 2014

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A new research report from sunny San Diego uncovers some interesting connections between two major forces in the residential energy space: rooftop solar and energy efficiency.

The report, “Energy Efficiency Motivations and Actions of California Solar Homeowners,” presents survey findings from 2,300 San Diego homeowners who had installed a rooftop solar system prior to June 2012, specifically looking at these households’ perspectives on energy efficiency.

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New McKinsey study finds that small behavioral changes can slash home energy use by 16-20%

  • By Barry Fischer
  • November 12, 2013

The next big wave of residential energy efficiency improvements in the US may not require installing efficient lightbulbs, putting insulation into walls, tuning up your air-conditioner, or even investing in quadruple-paned windows. Instead, a large chunk of the nation’s energy savings in the coming decades may come from a decidedly less technical resource: human behavior.

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