Discussing Green Button and Smart Grid in Boulder

Today at a conference called An Electric Grid for the 21st Century at the University of Colorado Law School, Simple Energy joined utility industry experts, regulators, and government representatives in discussing the benefits of the Green Button Initiative and smart grid. Describing how the Green Button is enabling customer engagement in smart grid, Justin Segall of…

Simple Energy joins Smart Grid Consumer Collaborative

Simple Energy has recently become a member of the Smart Grid Consumer Collaborative (SGCC), a leading organization dedicated to the conversation surrounding customer engagement in smart grid.  Simple Energy was motivated to join SGCC because we believe that the customer is an essential participant in the smart grid discussion and achieving real results in energy…

Green tech makes energy use a game – and we all win

In a recent article called Gamification: Green tech makes energy use a game – and we all win author Rob Pegoraro explores the strong impact that new applications using energy consumption data can have on motivating people to reduce their power usage. “If you can, in essence, reprogram people to think more often about the energy they use,…

Simple Energy to present at VCIR next week

Simple Energy announced that the company has been selected to present at the upcoming Venture Capital in the Rockies Winter event, which showcases the Rocky Mountain Region’s most promising new companies. With an audience of more than 300 venture investors, CEOs, entrepreneurs and service professionals, VCIR Winter facilitates the connections that make this region a…

Green Button Connect and Simple Energy

The Green Button initiative is getting more and more popular, with the launch of a new web portal developed by Tendril called Green Button Connect. As described in a recent article on Jetson Green, “One side of the site serves consumers who can upload their green button data and try out different applications to make…

Transforming utility customer engagement with big data

Simple Energy was featured today on Boulder Startups in an article exploring how the big data available in the energy industry creates a great opportunity for customer engagement through leveraging the power of social networks and game mechanics. “Essentially, energy data is converted into a scoring system that allows customers to compete against their friends…

Engaging customers: after all, they foot the bill

In a new article on Intelligent Utility, Phil Carson described a customer engagement panel at Distributech this week in which Charles Dickerson of Pepco Holdings explained the importance of motivating customers to change their behavior in conjunction with new technology deployments. “Technology is a means to an end,” Dickerson stated. “You can do the technology perfectly,…

Pushing the Green Button for Energy Savings

Today in the New York Times, Simple Energy was featured as an app that can help people in California save energy as part of the White House coordinated Green Button initiative. This initiative encourages utilities to make energy consumption data available to consumers so that they can better understand their own usage patterns and adjust…

Simple Energy Integrates with Green Button

Today, Simple Energy announced its integration with the Green Button, a White House coordinated initiative that will provide more than 10 million PG&E, SDG&E, and Southern California Edison customers with their personal energy data and allow them to view the information across a variety of platforms. The Simple Energy Customer Engagement Platform transforms this personal…

Can online games save electricity and money?

Today on Smart Grid News, an articled called “Can smart appliances and online games save electricity (and money)?” explains how both GE Appliances and Simple Energy’s online games can help consumers to save both electricity and money. As the article describes, “Colorado’s Simple Energy is taking its online game platform to Texas where participants will…