Opower, global leader in cloud-based consumer engagement solutions for the utility industry, was named as the winner of Eurelectric's Industry Award, in acknowledgment of its proactive and innovative approach to energy efficiency. The award recognizes companies or individuals that have made a pioneering contribution towards the development of the electricity industry.
Alex Laskey, co-founder and President of Opower commented, "It's a huge honour to accept this award. In 2007 when we started out we knew we had a powerful idea, but the revolutions in clean energy, distributed generation, smart meters, smart thermostats and customer expectations have changed the game. In the world in which we now live, utilities have to empower their customers in order to get ahead - trust, customer engagement and clean energy is where the future needs to be for the energy market."
Since 2007, Opower has become an industry trendsetter, working with 93 utilities and serving 32.1 million households worldwide. To date, the company has helped consumers save over $460 million dollars - over €338 millions and over 4 terawatt hours of electricity.