Alex Laskey

Opower To Take 100,000 US Homes Off the Grid by 2012

When it comes to electricity, being off the grid is a good thing. Opower reports that its home energy management software platform will help United States consumers save one terawatt hour of energy by the end of 2012, which is equal to removing 100,000 average homes off the grid for a full year.

Opower Finds Energy Niche

An Arlington, Virginia, company that gives consumers a detailed analysis of their energy consumptions is proving to be more user-friendly than similar services being offered by Google and Microsoft. Opower, founded by Dan Yates and Alex Laskey in 2007, has 105 employees and is expected to generate more than $35 million in revenue this year.