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  • “By empowering customers with tailored knowledge about their energy consumption, Opower has helped UK utility companies such as E.ON improve their customer engagement and retention, and has helped its customers to consume less energy.”

    Opower responds to Lib Dem conference message

    October 13, 2014

  • “Behavioural science can offer insights into encouraging energy efficiency, says Claire Jakobbson.”

    Points for good behaviour

    October 9, 2014

  • “As Japan opens up the residential energy market to competition in 2016, can utilities companies inject the innovation needed to encourage more energy efficient behavior? asks John Webster, VP of marketing and strategy for EMEA at Opower.”

    Japan’s energy revolution

    September 11, 2014

  • “Don't leave electronics on standby. Don't fill a kettle with more water than you need. The mantra of saving energy - and money - has been long acknowledged. And yet, like any message repeated too often, it is in danger of becoming background noise to its target audience. 

    According to a study by consultants McKinsey, recent years have seen tremendous savings in household energy use in the UK. But Alex Laskey, founder of US- based Opower, which produces cloud-based software for the energy sector, says that 20% of home energy is still wasted, mainly by lighting or heating unoccupied rooms.”

    Is tracking neighbours' energy bills the key to cutting consumption?

    September 11, 2014

  • “European nations can cut billions of euros from citizens' power bills using psychology to nudge them into consuming less, says energy-management business Opower Inc. (OPWR)

    Using data and behavioral-science insights, popularized in the book "Nudge" by Richard H. Thaler and Cass R. Sunstein, utilities can cut consumption as much as 3 percent, Opower said.”

    Nudging Can Save Europe Billions of Euros on Energy Bills

    August 29, 2014

  • “Europaweit steht Deutschland in Sachen ungenutzte Energiespar-Potenziale an der Spitze: Insgesamt 2.183 Gigawattstunden würden pro Jahr von allen deutschen Haushalten zusammen verschwendet, berichtet Opower in einer Pressemitteilung. Das entspreche einem Gegenwert von 521 Millionen Euro. 

    Abhilfe könnte ein neuer Ansatz bringen: Behavioural Energy Efficiency. Das bedeutet, dass mehr Effizienz durch die Anwendung verhaltensbasierter Erkenntnisse erreicht werden könnte.

    Deutsche wünschen sich mehr Insiderinformationen zu ihrem Energieverbrauch

    August 23, 2014

  • “ Ein geringerer Stromverbrauch ist eine Entlastung für den Geldbeutel: Das wissen auch 84 Prozent der Deutschen. Eine Studie von Opower zeigt, dass Deutschland über ein gigantisches Potential zur Energieeinsparung verfügt. Zudem plädiert die Studie für einen verhaltensorientierten Ansatz beim Energiesparen. Voraussetzung: Die Verbraucher brauchen detailliertere Informationen.”

    Energiespar-Studie: Deutsche brauchen mehr Infos

    August 22, 2014

  • “Dass das Mammut-Projekt Energiewende nicht rund läuft, hat nach Ansicht des Bundesrechnungshofes gute Gründe: Es herrschte lange Zeit Organisations-Wirrwarr in der Regierung, heißt es in einem Prüfbericht. Und die EU droht Deutschland eine Klage an, weil zu wenig Energie eingespart wird.”

    Rechnungshof geißelt Chaos bei Umsetzung der Energiewende

    August 20, 2014

  • “Germany could consume 2,200 GWh less, which is as much as 600,000 households per year.”

    The unused chance

    August 20, 2014

  • “Wer öfter über seinen Energieverbrauch informiert wird, verbraucht weniger. Zu diesem Ergebnis kommt eine Studie der Deutschen Energie-Agentur. Allein darüber ließen sich Milliarden an Strom- und Heizkosten sparen.”

    Transparenter Verbrauch drückt Heizkosten

    August 19, 2014

  • “The greatest untapped energy resource is people. This is according to Salvador Núñez, Product Marketing & Strategy at Opower, who will be presenting at the Latin American Utility Week on how to "Transform the customer into an energy asset and earn a return on engagement."

    In an exclusive interview with Engerati, Núñez explains that if utilities engage and motivate behaviour that saves energy, this could translate into significant cost savings for generations. Customers can effectively be an energy asset because reducing electricity use is two to three times cheaper than producing electricity. This is magnified during peak hours where electricity generation is at its most expensive. ”

    Utilities: View Your Customer as a Valuable Asset

    August 5, 2014

  • “The service, which is carried out by the business alliance with auto power company in the United States, was arranged to Japan, the web services that 93 power companies in nine countries adopt.”

    Can “compare the energy saving rates of other households” on TEPCO’s website

    August 2, 2014

  • “Asking consumers to adjust their consumption according to what is available sounds strange to a UK industry that takes pride in uninterrupted supply. Opower's Alex Laskey tells Janet Wood it can be effective- and large scale.”

    Making the demand side alternative work

    August 1, 2014

  • “By registering dwelling type and region, and household living size, it is possible to grasp objectively compared to the home of other similar environments, or use less electricity in your home.”

    Compare electricity usage to that of other similar families – TEPCO’s new service for “Denki Kakeibo”

    July 30, 2014

  • “There is strength in technique that combines the behavioral science and big data analysis, to understand energy usage.”

    “Black Ships” with energy saving services foray one after the other. Japanese companies also aim for the market through collaborations

    July 28, 2014

  • “Being able to choose whether or not to put additional insulation in your home or switch to a utility supplier that uses a mix of conventional and renewable energy sources seems like a good thing, particularly to the more environmentally-aware consumer. While every little surely helps, this “opt-in” voluntary approach isn’t enough to significantly cut a nation’s carbon footprint, or the burden that power prices place on households, according to our guest this morning, John Webster from energy efficiency consultancy Opower.”

    Knowledge is power – a look at behavioural energy efficiency

    July 4, 2014

  • “Late last month, the Ontario Power Authority held a meeting with stakeholders on its conservation and demand management framework, calling for a 7 TWh reduction electricity consumption by 2020. Opower director of sales Drew Sloan told the OPA’s Stakeholder Advisory Committee (SAC) that there a couple of ways the province can reach this, but noted, setting annual goals and adopting a go-slow, incremental approach is the best option.”

    Opower offers insights on Ontario’s electricity conservation framework

    July 2, 2014

  • “Behavioural energy efficiency can help the EU make a big leap on climate.”

    Europe Is Missing Out on a Huge Climate Opportunity - And €2.4Billion a Year in Energy Savings

    June 26, 2014

  • “The concept is simple: to give people the information better and more specific (ie custom), through a Home Energy Reporting , on their daily way of using energy can motivate them to use less.”

    Energy efficiency behavior, a potential low-cost

    June 24, 2014

  • “A recent study on the potential of Opower energy efficiency behavior in Europe.”

    Opower: "Unlocking the Potential of Behavioural Energy Efficiency in Europe"

    June 23, 2014

  • “By sharing more information on energy efficiency behaviour with customers, utilities could help the EU slash electricity use by 12 terawatt hours a year and save 3.3 million tonnes of CO2 equivalent. 

    These are the main conclusions of what claims to be the first EU-wide research paper addressing the potential energy efficiency savings from behavioural change, released by energy service company Opower on 20 June.”

    Shared data could save €2.4bn on EU power bills

    June 20, 2014

  • “European households are losing €2.4bn, wasting 12 TWh of energy annually, and emitting an extra 3.3m tonnes of CO2 – more than enough to power every home in five European countries.

    Revealed in a global study by Opower, a provider of cloud-based software to the utility industry, the findings report that Germany has the most to gain by adopting behavioural energy efficiency programmes due to its large population and high energy costs. UK, France, Italy and Spain are the next countries ranked by greatest potential.”

    Europeans wasting €2.4bn on annual energy bills

    June 13, 2014

  • “The UK has the potential to save 2.2TWh of energy every year- representing almost £500m in utility bills- through simple behavioural change adopted by businesses and consumers across the country. 

    That's according to a worldwide study released today (13 June) by utility software firm Opower. Behavioural energy efficiency remains 'largely untapped by much of Europe,' according to the study, with European households unnecessarily emitting an extra 3.3 million tonnes of CO2 alone.

    Time for behaviour change: UK wasting £500m on annual energy bills

    June 13, 2014

  • “Behavioural energy efficiency is based on a simple idea: that providing customers with better information about their energy use, coupled with personalised efficiency tips by their utility provider will motivate them to use less energy. 

    Revealed in a global study by Opower, the findings report that Germany has the most to gain by adopting behavioural energy efficiency programmes due to its large population and high energy costs. UK, France, Italy and Spain are the next countries ranked by greatest potential.

    European households wasting €2.4bn annually on energy bills

    June 13, 2014

  • “The new figures also come as energy management and reporting software specialist Opower today releases new research suggesting households across Europe are wasting €2.4bn a year of energy, resulting in excess carbon emissions totalling 3.3 million tonnes.

    The global study into how changes in customer behaviour can deliver energy savings concluded that simple behaviour-change measures, such as turning off unused lights and devices, could save the UK up to 2.1 TWh of electricity and gas annually. Moreover, the company said Germany was wasting €521m of energy a year.

    UK smart meter rollout gathers pace

    June 13, 2014

  • “The UK is wasting almost €300 million on its annual energy bills, according to research by energy management software company Opower. The study revealed that there is a potential for €297,327,508 to be cut from annual consumer energy bills through the adoption of better behavioural energy efficiency.”

    UK wasting €300m on energy bills

    June 13, 2014

  • “The prestigious award was assigned to Opower for commitment in energy efficiency, in recognition of the way that it gives consumers the ability to manage their electricity consumption, saving electricity and money.”

    Opower Receives Eurelectric's Industry Award

    June 10, 2014

  • “The "cloud" company Opower solutions have been honored at the annual conference Eurelectric. Software specialist energy performance won the Industry Eurelectric on this occasion. This award recognizes the contributions for the electrical industry. Opower has developed solutions to customize the experience for consumers in their energy use and encourage them to save energy, as well as online management platform connected via wifi to a thermostat. These services are available in tablet and smartphone. ”

    Opower and cloud solutions Winners of the Industry Eurelectric

    June 9, 2014

  • “Opower, a leading global solutions provider of cloud-based solutions for energy efficiency for utilities of electricity and gas, has won the Eurelectric's Industry Award, in recognition for its innovative and proactive approach to energy efficiency.”

    Opower Receives EURELECTRIC's Industry Award for its commitment in energy efficiency

    June 9, 2014

  • “Opower, a leading global solutions provider of cloud-based solutions for energy efficiency for utilities of electricity and gas, has been awarded the Eurelectric's Industry Award, in recognition for its innovative and proactive approach to energetic efficiency.”

    Opower Receives EURELECTRIC's Industry Award

    June 6, 2014

  • “Opower, a leading global solutions provider of cloud-based solutions for energy efficiency for utilities of electricity and gas, has been named winner of today's EURELECTRIC Industry Award, in recognition for its innovative and proactive approach to the energy efficiency.”

    Opower Receives EURELECTRIC's Industry Award

    June 6, 2014

  • “Opower, the global leader in "cloud" solutions for energy operators, was awarded the EURELECTRIC Industry Award, in recognition of its proactive and innovative approach to energy efficiency.”

    Opower Wins Eurelectric Industry Award

    June 5, 2014

  • “Opower, the global leader in "cloud" solutions for energy operators, was awarded the EURELECTRIC Industry Prize, in recognition of its proactive and innovative approach to energy efficiency.”

    Opower Wins Eurelectric Industry Award

    June 5, 2014

  • “Opower, the global leader in "cloud" solutions for energy operators, was awarded the EURELECTRIC Industry Award, in recognition of its proactive and innovative approach to energy efficiency.”

    Opower Wins Eurelectric Industry Award

    June 5, 2014

  • “Opower, a major player in cloud-based consumer engagement solutions for the utility industry, was declared the winner of EURELECTRIC’s Industry Award, in acknowledgment of its proactive and innovative approach to energy efficiency.”

    Opower Receives EURELECTRIC's Industry Award

    June 3, 2014

  • “Opower, a leading global solutions provider of cloud-based solutions for energy efficiency for utilities of electricity and gas, has been named winner of today's EURELECTRIC Industry Award, in recognition for its innovative and proactive approach to the energy efficiency.”

    Opower Receives EURELECTRIC's Industry Award

    June 3, 2014

  • “Opower, a leading global solutions provider of cloud-based solutions for energy efficiency for utilities of electricity and gas, has been named winner of today's EURELECTRIC Industry Award, in recognition for its innovative and proactive approach to the energy efficiency.”

    Opower Receives EURELECTRIC's Industry Award

    June 3, 2014

  • Meanwhile, Opower, a Virginia-based company, has emerged as the early leader in creating behavior-based tools that encourage residential and small businesses customers to change their energy habits. The company delivers personalized information via multiple communications channels to consumers in Canada, the United States, and six other countries in Europe and Asia.

    In its study of behavioural energy efficiency potential in Canada, Opower found that utilities could empower 8.3 million Canadian households -- 65 per cent of the country -- with personalized Home Energy Reports that could in turn deliver 1,792 gigawatt hours of annual electric savings, or 409 megawatts of annual capacity savings across the country. Hence the Calgary yardstick.

    The results are interesting when you dive in. Because each province has its own electricity system, results vary across the country. For example, Quebec annually stands to save the most energy from behavioral efficiency -- enough to power the Montreal Metro for almost three years -- and would allow citizens to keep an extra $55 million in their pockets.

    How To Change Canada's Energy Habits

    May 21, 2014

  • “Enabling neighbours to compare their respective energy consumption can lead to major reductions in overall use, according to data from Opower. The company says this already works and its Home Energy Reports have collectively reduced electricity consumption by 4.5 TWh or enough to power the entire province of Saskatchewan for nearly 16 months.

    In a webinar discussing behavioural energy efficiency (BEE), Rachel Kane, marketing manager for the residential energy efficiency solution at Opower, noted research has shown that simply providing individuals or homeowners with information on how much energy they use will not lead to reduction in consumption. This is what Google and Microsoft did and they're not in this market anymore (although Google has re-entered the energy efficiency market through its acquisition of Nest). Access to raw data on energy consumption has therefore failed to engage consumers because in-home devices are typically in a drawer within six months of initial use, she said.”

    Opower research results show simple behvioural changes can lead to big energy savings

    May 14, 2014

  • “Which means we need to get creative. There's no doubt that more renewables and stronger emissions standards will form the backbone of any climate framework going forward. But putting all our efforts into just those mandates, which primarily focus on a few large stakeholders such as manufacturers and power plants, would ignore what's shaping up to be the 21st century's most powerful energy resource: all of us.”

    Participation is democratising; it's now time to democratise climate solutions

    May 8, 2014

  • “US Opower, a company that handles the electricity usage data analysis, will cooperate with TEPCO and make its full-scale entry into the Japanese market this summer. It has experience in the US and Europe saving energy by offering conservation suggestions based on the analysis of household energy data. A Nikkei journalist interviewed President Alex Laskey on its service features and business plans in Japan.”

    Interview with President Laskey of Opower

    April 25, 2014

  • US-based energy software provider Opower is celebrating after it completed a successful IPO on Friday, raising around $116m before seeing its share price soar by 21 per cent on its first day of trading.The company, which specialises in providing energy data analytics software that allows utilities to inform customers about how much energy they are using, undertook the IPO on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol OPWR. Shares in the company immediately rose on the first day of trading from $19 a share to just over $23 a share, fuelling optimism that the market for clean tech IPOs is looking at its healthiest for some time.

    Opower shares surge 21 per cent in green IPO success

    April 7, 2014

  • “Q: What's the next plan for "Kurashi no Platform?"

    A: At first, we will fulfill the services of our core electricity business by using US Opower's service to upgrade content such as the visualization of electricity, promotion of home appliances, and creation of energy saving suggestions. We would also like to be able to deliver the "web electricity meter bill" around July 2015 when automatic meter confirmation becomes available through Smart Meter.”

    TEPCO Customer Service Company utilizes the Internet to get closer to households

    March 25, 2014

  • “Opower, which is based in Virginia, collects the electricity usage data of households to provide services that show where energy can be saved by segmenting households into several types through cooperation with electricity utilities. In simpler terms, this means that the report Opower provides can reveal lifestyles that use energy inefficiently. Through its service, users can save an average of 1.5% to 3% in energy.”

    Still plenty of space to reduce demand in Japan

    March 8, 2014

  • “Opower is headquartered in Virginia and delivers home energy reports. The reports are based on energy consumption of each customer.”

    Leading Role of Energy Conservation

    February 25, 2014

  • “The EU has set ambitious, even imposing, goals to combat climate change. The centrepiece of the 2030 framework -- a 40% reduction in greenhouse gas emissions below 1990 levels -- is no small feat. This new emissions target has left some countries reeling and collectively asking: how can we possibly meet these targets?One option is energy efficiency: getting more out of the energy we use and cutting the amount of energy we waste. When efficiency programmes were introduced in the 1970s, they were mainly structural programmes that encouraged consumers to purchase more efficient appliances and to insulate their homes. But there’s arguably more efficiency potential in behaviour--by taking simple steps such as turning down the thermostat and turning off lights, people can deliver significant energy savings.   ”

    The greatest untapped energy resource: people

    February 6, 2014

  • “The problem of energy waste should be viewed in terms of behavior and habit entirely avoidable - such as leaving lights switched on unnecessarily and equipment - which added up over a long period of time lead to significant additional costs and emissions consistent. Opower , the U.S. leader in the field of energy savings, since 2007 has succeeded where decades of awareness campaigns and incentives have obtained insignificant results. How? Simply informing people what was in the bills of the energy consumption of their home compared with the average for the district. 

    The next bill is always greener. The cognitive approach to the green economy.

    February 4, 2014

  • “Dan Yates (36). The CEO of Opower is encouraging the world to save energy.”

    The US: Bearers of our Creation and Destruction

    January 1, 2014

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