ARLINGTON, Va. & FOLSOM, N.J.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Opower (NYSE: OPWR), the global leader in cloud-based software for the utility industry, today announced that South Jersey Gas will launch an energy efficiency program powered by Opower’s technology. The deal will provide Home Energy Reports and online tools to over 170,000 households in southern New Jersey, empowering them with personalized views of their energy use and targeted recommendations to make their homes more efficient.
“We are excited to empower our customers to save money and energy by not only providing them with personalized insights, but a high quality customer service experience,” said Jeffrey DuBois, president of South Jersey Gas. “This is a great opportunity to engage our customers and achieve more robust energy efficiency goals.”
Opower’s Home Energy Reports offer a series of customized tips to help customers identify easy ways to lower their consumption and save money. The reports couple behavioral science with Big Data analytics to provide useful information about whether a household’s energy use is in line with similar-sized homes, the time of year, and local weather patterns.
“We are excited about our partnership with South Jersey Gas because it demonstrates how using innovative technology can positively transform relationships with customers while improving a business’ bottom line,” said Opower CEO Dan Yates. “The utilities industry is undergoing rapid transformation, and companies like SJG are showing how to be innovative energy advisors to meet the modern customer’s needs.”
South Jersey Gas’ partnership with Opower also includes innovative web tools engineered to elevate every customer interaction and to improve its marketing and digital operations.
Opower (NYSE: OPWR) is an enterprise software company that helps utilities elevate the customer experience. Energy providers use Opower’s customer engagement platform to deliver proactive, digital communications that raise customer satisfaction, manage energy demand, and lower service costs. Opower’s software is deployed to 100 utilities worldwide and reaches more than 60 million homes and businesses. For more information, please visit www.opower.com and follow us on Twitter at @Opower.
This release contains forward-looking statements, including statements regarding benefits from the use of Opower’s solutions. Any statements in this press release about future expectations, plans and prospects for Opower represent Opower’s views as of the date of this press release. These forward-looking statements are subject to a number of risks, uncertainties and assumptions. While Opower may elect to update these statements at some point in the future, Opower specifically disclaims any obligation to do so.
About South Jersey Gas
South Jersey Gas, subsidiary of energy services holding company South Jersey Industries (NYSE:SJI), provides natural gas service to approximately 370,000 residential, commercial and industrial customers in Atlantic, Cape May, Cumberland, Salem, and significant portions of Gloucester, Burlington and Camden counties in New Jersey. Visit www.southjerseygas.com to learn more about South Jersey Gas and its programs.