Chugach Empowers Residential Members with Online Tools to Help Save Money and Energy
Chugach Electric Association has launched an innovative energy efficiency pilot program. The program is designed to inform residential members about their energy use and assist them in taking steps toward reducing energy consumption. The pilot program is funded by the Alaska Energy Authority’s “Biggest State to Biggest Saver” grant from the U.S. Department of Energy.
The pilot is comprised of two different online tools that have been developed by Opower, a leader in the field of utility consumer engagement. The MyPower tool gives residential members information about their energy consumption through a user-friendly online portal. Members that use MyPower can interact with their energy usage information, review a large library of additional efficiency tips, conduct an automated home energy audit, compare energy usage with similar homes, develop a savings plan, and more. All of the features offered through MyPower are designed to help residential members actively engage with their energy information and make smarter choices about their energy use. Residential member can start using MyPower, by simply logging into their account through the Chugach website.
The second tool gives residential members the ability to share and compare their energy use with friends on Facebook with a Social Energy Application (app). The application is the result of a partnership between Opower, Facebook and the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) that is being offered by Chugach as a new way for members to further engage in their energy use. It allows members to compare energy use to similar homes and among friends, publish conversations about energy to social networks, form teams to achieve collective energy goals, participate in energy-saving challenges and discover great energy saving tips and insights. To get started, residential members should visit social.opower.com or search for the “Opower” app on Facebook.
Chugach residential members who use MyPower and the Social Energy Application before July 1 will have their name entered into a drawing to win an iPad mini. To find out more information about MyPower and the Social Energy Application visit www.chugachelectric.com or call 907-762-4323.
Chugach is the largest electric utility in Alaska, providing power for Alaskans throughout the Railbelt through retail, wholesale and economy energy sales.