Opower and Hawaii Energy have announced the expansion of Opower’s Energy Efficiency program to nearly 250,000 residential customers across Hawaii. The program -- which has helped customers save over $5 million on their energy bills to date -- will now be available to approximately 110,000 additional participants across the state.
Ray Starling, Hawaii Energy Program Director: “Battling one of the nation’s highest costs of living, Hawaii Energy’s priority continues to be to empower residents with personalized energy information so we can each take action to decrease electric usage and bills. By working together, we can also reduce our state’s dependence on imported oil to generate electricity.”
Opower’s Energy Efficiency program includes Home Energy Reports (HERs) that pair behavioral science with big data analytics to provide residents with information on their energy usage and empower them to track their energy consumption over time. Customers also have the ability to compare their usage to similar homes and create personalized energy-saving plans.
Hawaii Energy first collaborated with Opower in 2011 and has steadily expanded the HER program since then. To date, the program is estimated to have helped residents save 18.1 million kilowatt hours (kWh) of electricity, totaling approximately $5.43 million in energy costs.