Simple Energy: The Facebook of Energy Savings?

Today on Greentech Media, Simple Energy was featured as “software that combines home energy technology and ‘game mechanics’ in a way that’s gotten some San Diego Gas & Electric customers to cut their power bills in half.” The article goes on to describe how the platform works to motivate people to save energy, explaining that “once they’re…

Simple Energy launches in Texas

Today, Simple Energy announced that people in Texas can now sign up for a social, fun and simple way to save energy with the Simple Energy Customer Engagement Platform, an online game that allows users to compete with friends and win prizes for increased energy efficiency. Households in the Houston and Dallas metro areas (specifically, those in the Oncor and Centerpoint service territories)…

San Diego Gas and Electric Celebrates Biggest Energy Savers

Via a press release from San Diego Gas and Electric: An energy efficiency program piloted by San Diego Gas & Electric (SDG&E) succeeded in more than doubling energy savings among participating residential customers during a three-month period.  Erica Faunce of Lakeside, California, was declared theBiggest Energy Saver(SM) contest winner in San Diego after achieving a 46.5 percent energy savings, equal to 1,356 kilowatt…

Simple Energy partners with Tendril on energy efficiency

Simple Energy was featured in a recent article on Greenbang for partnering with the Tendril Connect platform to help utilities engage customers in saving energy with online games. “What we love about Simple Energy is that they’ve used our platform to create a highly compelling online game that leverages ‘gamification’ and competition along with the power…

Colorado energy users compete for power and prizes

In a recent Denver Post article, Simple Energy is described as an effective customer engagement platform that leverages the natural human tendency to be social and competitive in order to save energy. “Simple Energy is adopting a social-media, gaming approach with prizes that include iPods and MacBooks for top energy savers… Working with San Diego Electric…

Simple Energy raises $900,000 in seed funding

Simple Energy has raised $900,000 in seed funding from a group of angel investors, including David Calone, managing director of Jove Equity Partners, and Dean Mathew, the former director of Duke Energy’s VC arm, among others. The company says that the new funding will be used to further develop its product, add enhanced features and integration,…

San Diego Gas and Electric selects Simple Energy

Simple Energy has teamed up with San Diego Gas and Electric (SDG&E) to help the utility engage its customers in energy conservation efforts. To accomplish this, Simple Energy is running an energy saver contest that offers a social gaming experience with real-world rewards. The contest is in collaboration with the White House’s recent smart grid announcement, which detailed a number of…