Opower, the global leader in the field of energy information and analysis, works with 80 utility companies worldwide to give families context, insights, and advice about how to save energy. With access to an unprecedented (and still growing) amount of energy data – currently drawn from 50 million US homes – Opower is uncovering unique trends in how people are using energy at home.
The recent advent of smart meters – which record electricity usage every hour, and in some cases every 15 minutes – has brought about an unprecedented proliferation of energy information. Correspondingly, there is now more interest than ever in capturing insights from detailed energy data, and determining how these insights can empower individual households and communities to make their energy consumption more environmentally and financially sustainable.
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Barry Fischer is the Head Writer/Editor of Opower’s big-data and energy blog, “Outlier,” which leverages energy usage data across 50 million US households. Prior to his current role, Barry was part of Opower’s engagement management team, which works with 80 utility companies to empower millions of customers to understand their energy usage. Barry earned a BA in economics and MS in environmental engineering from Stanford University, and subsequently completed a Fulbright Fellowship in New Zealand, where he investigated opportunities for renewable energy in the Pacific islands. His work on island energy development has appeared in the journal Energy. You can follow Barry on Twitter @OpowerOutlier.
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