22 Apr '12, 9am

Opower: Making utilities -- and their customers -- happier & greener: Alex Laskey, the founder and president of

Opower: Making utilities -- and their customers -- happier & greener: Alex Laskey, the founder and president of

Nature of Business radio, created and hosted by Chrissy Coughlin, is a weekly show on business and environment. I don't know about you, but I find nothing wonderful about receiving my monthly utility bill. I see it, toss it on the desk and kind of hope it will go away, which it, of course, never does. When I finally get around to opening it up, my hope is that it doesn't send me over the edge. Not until speaking with Alex Laskey, founder and president of Opower this week, did I think that I might actually have fun reducing my energy usage and dare I say look forward to receiving my bill. How? Opower, a company started in 2007 by Alex and his college classmate and friend, Dan Yates, are overhauling the way utilities interact with customers -- from the quality of the information provided to the way it's presented and delivered. Through their home energy reports based on soph...

Full article: http://www.greenbiz.com/blog/2012/04/22/opower-making-uti...

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