OPower

Opower is an energy efficiency software company that helps utilities meet their efficiency goals through effective customer engagement.


Location: 
Arlington, VA
Type: 
VC-Funded Company
Category: 
Energy Efficiency

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OPOWER is an energy efficiency software company that helps utilities meet their efficiency goals through effective customer engagement. Using cutting edge behavioral science and patent-pending data analytics, the OPOWER platform enables utilities to connect with their customers in a highly targeted fashion, motivating reductions in energy use, increased program participation and overall customer satisfaction. Six of the ten largest utilities in the United States use OPOWER to significantly improve the effectiveness of their energy efficiency portfolios. For utilities with Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI), the OPOWER platform represents a cost-effective way to convert hourly data into measureable peak and overall savings, delivering the value of the Smart Grid directly to their customers. Founded in 2007 and privately held, OPOWER is headquartered in Arlington, VA.

Our company was founded on a simple premise: it’s time to engage the 300 million Americans who are in the dark about their energy use. Co-founders and long-time friends Dan Yates and Alex Laskey combined their talents to actualize their belief in the power of information to improve people’s lives. Together, they envisioned a product and created a company that would empower people to make smart decisions that could conserve our resources and preserve our planet.

From its founding in 2007 to today, Positive Energy - now OPOWER™ - has established itself as the leading utility partner for energy-efficiency and smart-grid software services. A rapidly growing team of software engineers, product specialists, behavioral scientists, and efficiency advocates is already engaging over 1 million homes each month, and we are on our way to engage millions more.

Helping ordinary people find easy ways to save on their energy bills is our passion; making an unprecedented impact on the health of our planet is our goal.

OPower is a Kleiner-Perkins portfolio company, a NEA portfolio company, and was a finalist of the Discovery Channel's 2010 Edison Awards.

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