Opower (NYSE: OPWR), the global leader in cloud-based software for the utility industry, today announced the opening of a new office in San Francisco to accommodate the company's significant growth and to focus on hiring top talent in the Bay Area.

"Our people are unquestionably the company's biggest asset," said Opower CEO Dan Yates. "Expanding our footprint in San Francisco has helped us bring in some of the brightest minds from the top customer UX companies on Earth, including Amazon, Uber, Netflix, and Google. This move allows us to work and collaborate more productively."

Opower first opened its San Francisco office in May 2012. Since then, the company's staff in the Bay Area has grown by nearly 150 percent and includes significant numbers of the company's engineering, product development and client success teams.

The new SoMa office is 34,000 square feet, about 10,000 square feet larger than the company's previous San Francisco location. The building is certified LEED Platinum, the highest level of the USGBC's sustainable building certification - despite the fact that the original building was built in 1964.

Opower is a mission driven company that works with over 95 utilities to transform the utility customer experience and help customers save energy and money. Opower's San Francisco office is one of six Opower office locations worldwide. The company is headquartered in Arlington, Virginia.

About Opower

Opower (NYSE: OPWR) is an enterprise software company that is transforming the way utilities engage with their customers. Opower's customer engagement platform enables utilities to reach their customers at moments that matter through proactive and digitized communications that drive energy savings, increase customer engagement and satisfaction, and lower customer operation costs. Opower's software has been deployed to more than 95 utility partners around the world and reaches more than 50 million households and businesses. For more information, please visit www.opower.com and follow us on Twitter at @Opower.

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