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MyPower pilot program can help Chugach customers track their energy use

By Lauren Maxwell 8:06 PM March 17, 2014

Program shows comparisons and offers personalized tips

ANCHORAGE – If you’ve ever looked at your electric bill and wished it were smaller, you might be interested in a new service for Chugach Electric customers.

The MyPower program allows customers to go online to track their energy use and compare it to their neighbors.

Kate Ayers with Chugach said the energy comparison is easily the most popular part of the website. She said people want to conserve and save money if they realize their neighbors are doing it too.

“When people see how much they are using compared to their neighbors it motivates them, particularly if they are using more,” Ayers said.

The website offers many different types of comparisons, as well as personalized tips on how to save on your electric bill.

To access it, Chugach customers will need their member number and a PIN. People who are unsure of what those are can call the utility for the information on their account.

The MyPower program doesn’t give you names of neighbors or necessarily compare you to the people who live next door. Instead, it uses public records to find households that are similar to your area.

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