App that Encourages Energy Behavior Change Yields 9-10% Bill Savings

People Power's Presence Pro Energy Pilot Program -- whose app was a number one seller in the Apple store -- has yielded 9- to 10 percent energy savings, says Gene Wang, CEO of People Power. The program first attracts participants with programs that allow them to monitor pets and relatives at home, then adds energy efficiency. Learn more from Lisa … [Read more...]

App Showcases Navy’s Energy Efficiency Efforts

The US Navy wants to show off its energy efficiency efforts--and solicit ideas for new ways to save energy. It's doing all that with a new app. Rear Admiral Kevin Slates, director of energy and environmental readiness, Chief of Naval Operations Staff, describes the app and the efficiency efforts. … [Read more...]

Energy Efficiency Finds Its Cell Phone: Part III

By Elisa Wood April 15, 2013 The cell phone is quickly becoming a handy tool for tracking home energy use and even switching appliances on and off from afar. It also turns out to be a good way for consumers to view the inner workings of the electric grid – as ISO New England is showing. ISO-NE in September became the first grid operator to create … [Read more...]

Energy Efficiency Finds its Cell Phone: Part II

By Elisa Wood April 4, 2013 If you're an energy efficiency geek and your refrigerator breaks down, you probably think, "Yes! A chance to buy a new super energy-saving model." But you're the exception. Most consumers consider price tag before ENERGY STAR certification. Human nature being what it is, they choose the cheaper model even if it costs … [Read more...]

Energy Efficiency Finds its Cell Phone

By Elisa Wood March 27, 2013 Energy efficiency insiders have envied the telecommunications industry for years. After all, it produced the iPhone, Android and other products that American consumers can’t seem to live without. The telecom industry achieved this level of innovation after it deregulated. The electricity industry deregulated too, but … [Read more...]

Understanding & Controlling Energy Remotely with Opower

Lisa Cohn of RealEnergyWriters interviews Ogi Kavazovic, Vice President of Strategy & Marketing for Opower, which works with utilities to help their customers save energy. The company has just released a new mobile app and has saved 2 TWH for customers. The company does all this with software.   Understanding & Controlling Energy … [Read more...]