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What is a Home Utility Report?

A home utility report (HUR) is a report that’s compiled and emailed or sent to customers from their energy provider. It details their home energy use, similar to the miles-per-gallon sticker on the window of a new car. The report compares the consumer’s energy use to approximately 100 occupied homes in the area that are similar to theirs in size, type (condo, apartment or single-family dwelling) and the heating sources they use. It also compares their own use from year to year.

Why Now is the Time for a Customer Engagement Platform

Nearly 50 percent of electricity consumers in the United States, across almost all 50 states, now have smart meters in their homes and businesses. In just 10 years, coverage has grown from next to nothing to 71 million households being part of the ‘smart ecosystem.’

From 1984's Telescreens to Smart Speakers: How Lessons Learned Can Accelerate Customer Portal Adoption

“…you could not assume that you were much safer in the country than in London. ... there was always the danger of concealed microphones by which your voice might be picked up and recognized...” - 1984 by George Orwell

Why Smart Speakers Offer Huge Opportunities for Utilities

Voice-controlled smart speakers like Echo and Google Home are transforming the way we interact with data in the home.

In a recent US survey, 27 percent of respondents said they own a smart speaker already, and many more have indicated interest in adopting the technology in the near future.

Redefining Transportation Policies, State by State

Transportation is a leader in US greenhouse gas emissions. According to the 2018 State Energy Efficiency Scorecard from the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE), transportation accounts for approximately 28 percent of overall energy consumption in the United States and is the biggest consumer of energy economy-wide.

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