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  • “A summertime pilot program by customer engagement and analytics provider Opower turned up encouraging results for the grid: Even without extra economic incentive, many people will turn down the thermostat when asked.”

    If you want customers to decrease energy consumption, just ask

    October 27, 2014

  • “The company, Opower, estimates that peak power usage was reduced by around 3 percent on each day they sent e-mails. With some back-of-the-envelope calculations, they say that translates to nearly 50 peaking power plants that could be taken offline nationwide if every household with a smart meter participated in the program. 

    But there's a lesson here for everybody, too. It's not just how much energy you consume. It also matters when you consume it. ”

    It’s not just how much electricity you use. It’s also when you use it.

    October 24, 2014

  • “An experiment in Vermont and Southern California finds people will use less electricity - if they're peer pressured into it.”

    Can we nudge people into conserving energy?

    October 24, 2014

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  • “ComEd, National Grid and other utilities use analytics to get consumers to compete with neighbors and encourage whole towns to conserve - and earn rewards.”

    Gamification Helps Utility Companies Change Customer Behavior

    October 27, 2014

  • “Every form of energy creates an environmental impact -- and with Utah expected to grow by 2.5 million by 2050 -- we have a real challenge ahead of us. If each household reduces its energy consumption, we can save money and protect Utah's environment at the same time. Rocky Mountain Power has several ways to help.”

    Envision Utah and Energy

    October 15, 2014

  • “Approximately 30,000 Pacific Power customers in Washington are part of a pilot program that began in 2012... the statements contain information that tells customers how their energy bills compare to others.”

    Pacific Power pilot program getting results

    October 8, 2014

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