Nova Scotians to receive home energy reports

Nova Scotians will take part in a new approach to saving energy that’s helped more than 15 million customers of 80 utilities in the U.S., the U.K., and Australia.

Efficiency Nova Scotia’s Home Energy Report anonymously compares a home’s electricity usage to 100 similar ones in the area. The report shows how household consumption varies over time.

The first edition of the Home Energy Report is being mailed out to 90,000 homes and apartments across the province. Participants will receive their Home Energy Reports every two months for the rest of the year. The pilot is scheduled to run for three years.

The Home Energy Report is created by Opower, a provider of customer engagement solutions for energy consumers.

The Home Energy Report is led by Efficiency Nova Scotia, with the cooperation of Nova Scotia Power and financial support of the provincial government.

Efficiency Nova Scotia is the independent, non-profit organization helping homeowners and businesses use energy better. Efficiency programs and services have had more than 100,000 participants since January 2011.

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