Opower (NYSE:OPWR), the global leader in cloud-based software for the utility industry, was named winner of an Edison Award for Energy and Sustainability. The company was recognized with as a Silver winner in the Energy Management & Customer Solutions category for NextWeb, its innovative Digital Engagement solution for utilities.

Launched in 2015, NextWeb is a fully comprehensive digital platform that allows utilities to target customers with personalized insights -- such as bill analysis, energy use patterns and home energy audits -- in order to create a highly customized online and mobile experience. The solution helps utilities increase the number of customer digital interactions, improve rates of self-service, and reduce the overall cost to serve each customer.

"We are honored that the Edison Awards has recognized Opower's mission to help utilities build a clean energy future, and we feel confident in our ability to continue to drive change through technological innovation," said Dan Yates, CEO and co-founder of Opower. "We built the NextWeb platform to help utility leaders digitize the customer experience and enhance the value of their businesses."

NextWeb allows utilities to deploy a more dynamic overall digital experience to their customers with far less stress on their internal IT organizations, and is built with responsive design to ensure a consistent user experience across browsers and devices.

Opower joins past winners like General Electric, LG, and The Nature Conservatory who have been recognized for their positive impact on energy management and conservation. The Edison Awards, conducted by Edison Universe, is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization dedicated to fostering future innovators. For more information about the Edison Awards, Edison Universe and a list of past winners, visit www.edisonawards.com.

About OpowerOpower ( NYSE: OPWR) is an enterprise software company that helps utilities elevate the customer experience. Energy providers use Opower's customer engagement platform to deliver proactive, digital communications that raise customer satisfaction, manage energy demand, and lower service costs. Opower's software is deployed to 100 utilities worldwide and reaches more than 60 million homes and businesses. For more information, please visit www.opower.com and follow us on Twitter at @Opower

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