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  • Let’s be honest. Would you be more apt to conserve energy—say, turn down the air conditioner or switch to LEDs—if you were told: 1.) you’ll save money 2.) you’ll help the environment or 3.) your neighbors do it? If you’re like almost everyone, “neighbors” is the true answer. Whatever our age, race, gender or country, behavioral science has proven the power of peer pressure in many spheres, including energy.

    How keeping up with the Joneses could save you money

    July 17, 2015

  • “The D.C. area has a deep well of technical talent, in large part because of how many people with IT skills are employed or contracted by government agencies. Tech companies in the private sector are eager to snap up those workers to fill open jobs. A combination of technical ability and connections with government agencies—along with relative stability compared to a startup-hopping Silicon Valley programmer—makes tech firms keen to hire such workers whenever they can.”

    Why DC tech companies are poaching federal talent

    July 13, 2015

  • “Opower’s technology platform has saved over eight TWh of energy across nearly 100 utility deployments worldwide.“This milestone is a tribute to the incredible work of our utility partners,” said Dan Yates, Opower CEO. “Saving eight terawatt-hours is proof of the kind of results that scaled technology and personalized energy insight can deliver for utilities, customers and the environment.””

    Opower and utility partners save over Eight Terawatt-hours of energy

    July 9, 2015

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  • “Tens of thousands of Glendale Water & Power customers will get a heads up once again this summer when a peak energy day is approaching so they can try to conserve electricity. The utility recently announced it would be restarting Opower, which is a software that electronically sends personalized insights to customers before and after peak days to help motivate them to unplug any unused appliances. Opower refers to its technology as behavioral-demand response.”

    GWP to restart notification system to encourage energy conservation

    July 9, 2015

  • “National Grid and Opower, the global leader in cloud-based software for the utility industry, today announced that Opower’s Energy Efficiency program has saved utility customers in Massachusetts over $70 million on their energy bills.Working with Opower, National Grid has helped customers reduce their electric usage by 300 million kWh and gas usage by 18 million therms – the equivalent of eliminating more than 300,000 metric tons of carbon dioxide from the environment.”

    National Grid & Opower help customers save over $70 Million on energy bills

    July 6, 2015

  • “After months of tinkering behind closed doors, Con Edison presented three demonstration projects to the state Wednesday, offering the clearest indication yet of the areas on which the utility plans to focus under the state's planned energy-infrastructure overhaul.The demonstration projects are required of utilities as the plan, officially called Reforming the Energy Vision, attempts to radically alter how energy is generated and consumed in New York. Utilities like Con Ed and National Grid were charged by the Department of Public Service with developing a series of projects that incorporate renewable energy or efficiency, involve smaller outside companies and have the potential to be repeated on a wide scale.”

    Demonstration project hints at ConEd's future

    July 2, 2015

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