More than 30,000 additional Colorado households will benefit from
personalized energy insights
Opower (NYSE: OPWR), the global leader in cloud-based software for the
utility industry, today announced that Black Hills Energy is expanding
its successful customer engagement program to deliver Opower’s Big
Data-powered energy insights to 30,000 additional households across
Pueblo, Colorado. The expansion includes Opower’s Digital Engagement
offering and its Energy Efficiency offering with Home Energy Reports.
The expansion gives thousands of Black Hills customers a full set of
tools to manage their energy use.
"Opower's energy efficiency program has received a tremendous reception
from our customers, who now have more control over their energy use than
ever before," said Steve Jurek, Director of Energy Efficiency of Black
Hills. “We’re excited to expand this program to even more customers.
Black Hills’ increasing investment in these programs demonstrates our
strong commitment to delivering a modern utility experience for our
Opower first partnered with Black Hills Energy in February of 2015,
delivering personalized energy insights and an upgraded web portal to
45,000 gas customers across Colorado.
“Black Hills joins an ever-growing group of leading utility companies
that have seen strong results from Opower's platform,” said Dan Yates,
co-founder and CEO of Opower. “Nothing underscores our value proposition
better than client expansions, and we look forward to our growing
partnership with Black Hills."
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 more than 95 utilities worldwide
and reaches more than 50 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 Black Hills
Black Hills Energy serves 95,000 electric customers in 21 southeastern
Colorado communities. Black Hills Energy is a subsidiary of Black Hills
Corp. (NYSE: BKH), a growth-oriented, vertically-integrated energy
company with a tradition of improving life with energy and a vision to
be the energy partner of choice. Based in Rapid City, S.D., the company
serves 792,000 natural gas and electric utility customers in Colorado,
Iowa, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, South Dakota and Wyoming. The company
also generates wholesale electricity and produces natural gas, oil and
coal. Black Hills Corp.’s more than 2,000 employees form partnerships
and produce positive results for our customers, communities and
shareholders. More information is available at www.blackhillscorp.com.
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(January 6, 2016 - 9:00 AM EST)
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