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  • “Opower Vice President Kevin Hamilton noted that "across the industry you saw big investments in the underlying technology infrastructure that allows us to push demand response forward."

    That underlying infrastructure includes data analytics capable of more quickly analyzing power demand, meaning response programs can be scaled up to millions of customers. It also involves significant work done to consider and improve the customer side of the experience, especially as companies increasingly see that boosting customer engagement with a program is key to maximizing its potential.

    That means in the future when utilities are considering demand response they may consider the programs an asset to their customer outreach, not just load management.

    2014 for demand response: The best of times, the worst of times

    December 16, 2014

  • “2014 was a huge year for energy. Solar surged forward, China and the U.S. got serious about climate change, and new tech continued to reshape our relationship with the power grid.

    In case you missed the big stories, here are 8 statistics that capture the year’s most important energy trends.”

    8 surprising energy stats to remember from 2014

    December 12, 2014

  • “The Fool is in good company on that list this year. A total of six Washington-area companies landed there, including Evolent Health at No. 3, Opower at No. 25, 2U at No. 27, Carfax at No. 34 and newcomer NPR at No. 44.”

    The Motley Fool tops Glassdoor's list of Best Places to Work

    December 10, 2014

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  • “US energy-savings organization Efficiency Vermont has launched a new customer engagement program with an online tool for households with smart meters. 

    The non-profit company, which is contracted by the state and utilities to deliver energy savings, mailed communications to 100,000 Vermont households to educate them about getting and using data from smart meters.

    Efficiency Vermont will provide the selected customers with a customized report about their monthly power use compared with the energy efficiency among a sample of neighbours.”

    Efficiency Vermont’s new online energy tool for utility customers

    November 24, 2014

  • “Efficiency Vermont, which contracts with the state and utilities to deliver energy savings, will provide recipients of the mailings a customized report about their monthly power use compared with the energy efficiency among a sample of neighbors.”

    Efficiency Vermont to launch online tool to educate consumers

    November 14, 2014

  • Efficiency Vermont will launch a new program next week about a new online tool consumers can use to save energy and money. 

    Jim Merriam, director of the Burlington-based nonprofit, said Friday the agency will send mailings to 100,000 Vermont households Monday to educate them about getting and using information from "smart meters" toward big savings.

    Big push is on for smart meters

    November 14, 2014

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