PG&E launches Facebook first


Pacific Gas and Electric Company (PG&E) has announced the launch of what it calls the first Facebook-enabled, web-based tracking tool to help customers measure their progress toward energy savings over the 2011-2012 Winter season. After customers view their savings performance using the Progress Tracker app, they can post about it on their Facebook Wall.

The app, which works in conjunction with gas SmartMeters, allows customers to graphically compare their current estimated average daily usage to their three-year daily average. This is important to customers striving to achieve an automatic bill credit of up to 20 percent when they reduce their natural gas usage compared to the previous three winters.  During the 2011 program, 2.7 million customers earned bill credits totaling $70 million.

For more:
- see the app

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