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 compete with friends and win prizes for energy efficiency.”
The article continues, “The Simple Energy Customer Engagement Platform is an online game that gives customers the opportunity to compete with friends and win prizes for their energy efficiency efforts.”
“By joining the application, customers can share their energy savings on Facebook, set up teams and see their energy use with a mobile app that is coming soon, the company says. The Texas program follows a successful pilot energy efficiency program in California where the customer engagement platform more than doubled energy savings for participating customers over a three-month period.”
“Simple Energy CEO Yoav Lurie commented, ‘The amazing results from California clearly demonstrate that the Simple Energy approach to motivating people to save energy really works.'”
Read more in the full article.