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From the Ted Talk "Alex Laskey: How behavioral science can lower your energy bill"

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Inspired by this insight, my ______ Dan Yates and I started a company called Opower. We built software and partnered with _______ companies who wanted to help their customers save ______. We deliver personalized ____ energy reports that show people how their consumption compares to their neighbors in similar-sized homes. Just like those effective door hangers, we have people comparing themselves to their _________, and then we give everyone targeted recommendations to help them save. We started with paper, we moved to a ______ application, web, and now even a controllable thermostat, and for the last five years we've been running the largest __________ _______ experiment in the world.

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Original Text

Inspired by this insight, my friend Dan Yates and I started a company called Opower. We built software and partnered with utility companies who wanted to help their customers save energy. We deliver personalized home energy reports that show people how their consumption compares to their neighbors in similar-sized homes. Just like those effective door hangers, we have people comparing themselves to their neighbors, and then we give everyone targeted recommendations to help them save. We started with paper, we moved to a mobile application, web, and now even a controllable thermostat, and for the last five years we've been running the largest behavioral science experiment in the world.

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