Former White House Director and EPA Administrator Carol M. Browner Joins Opower Advisory Board

Former White House Director and EPA Administrator Carol M. Browner Joins Opower 
Advisory Board 
Browner's Unparalleled Experience in Energy Policy Will Help to Drive
Opower's Behavioral Energy Outcomes 
ARLINGTON, VA -- (Marketwired) -- 11/13/13 --  Opower, the global
leader in customer engagement solutions for the utility industry,
today announced that Carol M. Browner, former director of the White
House Office of Energy and Climate Change Policy and former
administrator of the U. S. Environmental Protection Agency, has
joined its advisory board. Ms. Browner's experience addressing
political and regulatory risks and developing strategic partnerships
with industry will be an invaluable contribution to Opower's growth
in the US and abroad. Carol joins former utility executives including
John Rowe, former CEO of Exelon, Dick Kelly, former CEO of Xcel
Energy, and Tom Brady, former Chairman of Baltimore Gas and Electric
on the advisory board. 
"We are thrilled to have Carol Browner join Opower's advisory board,"
said Alex Laskey, Opower's President and co-founder. "Carol is an
extraordinarily accomplished and talented advocate for the
environment. As we enter a new phase of growth, Carol's expertise
will help Opower in its mission to motivate everyone on earth to save
As President Obama's top energy and climate change advisor, Ms.
Browner oversaw the coordination of environmental, energy, climate,
transport, and related policy across the federal government. During
her tenure, the White House secured the largest investment ever in
clean energy and established the national car policy that included
both new automobile fuel efficiency standards and first ever
greenhouse gas reductions. Previously, Ms. Browner was a founding
principal of The Albright Group LLC from 2001 to 2008.  
"Utilities face a host of new challenges including changing consumer
expectations and needs, and evolving regulatory models that
prioritize cleaner sources of energy and energy efficiency," said
Carol Browner. "Opower is building software that allows utilities to
address these vulnerabilities in new and innovative ways around the
world and to maximize efficiency that saves money for consumers and
reduces power consumption. I firmly believe in Opower's mission and
am excited to be part of an organization that is making a huge impact
on reducing carbon pollution and protecting public health." 
Ms. Browner served as Administrator of the Environmental Protection
Agency under President Bill Clinton from 1993 to 2001. During her
tenure, she adopted the most progressive air pollution standards in
U.S. history; established the first fine particle clean air standard;
and led the reauthorization of the Safe Drinking Water Act and Food
Quality Protection Act. Ms. Browner was recognized for her ability to
bring environmentalists and industries together to agree on
scientific-based public health standards and establish flexible
procedures to achieve those standards.  
About Opower 
Working with 90 utility partners and serving more than 22 million
consumers across eight countries, Opower is the world's leading
provider of customer engagement solutions for the utility industry.
Opower's platform uses big data analytics and behavioral science to
enable utilities to achieve energy outcomes, including energy
efficiency, customer engagement and demand response. Founded in 2007
and privately held, Opower is headquartered in Arlington, Virginia,
with offices in San Francisco, London, Singapore and Tokyo. For more
information, please visit and follow us on Twitter
Margot Littlehale 
Press spacebar to pause and continue. Press esc to stop.