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2007 - Sean Harrington

Sean Harrington helps electric and gas utility companies motivate their customers to reduce energy usage and carbon emissions as Director of Client Solutions in the San Francisco office of Arlington, Virginia-based OPOWER.

OPOWER offers a suite of products that allow utilities to provide actionable insights to customers beyond standard energy bill usage data.  It combines information from the utility companies – like meter and account data – with third-party statistics like weather and demographics.  The result is a customized report showing comparisons to similar homes or businesses, highly targeted what-if scenarios, usage trends, and other detailed insights to drive reductions in energy usage.  As of early December 2010, OPOWER has saved over $21 million on energy bills and abated over 272 million tons of CO2, according to its website.

Sean joined OPOWER as its first West Coast employee and heads up the small but growing team in San Francisco tasked with bringing on new utility customers.  Currently, OPOWER boasts eight of the ten largest utilities in the United States as clients.

Outside of the office, when he’s not teaching his toddler French or caring for his infant daughter, Sean is probably running.  He’s an ultra runner, going extreme distances.  He and his wife were part of a 20-person relay team that ran non-stop around the world, covering 15,200 miles and 16 countries in 95 days.  Last year, he visited the Grand Canyon to run from the South to the North Rim and back in 14 hours, covering 48 miles and 10,000 feet of elevation gain and loss.

In addition to his Master’s degree in Business Administration from Stanford University, Sean holds a Bachelor’s degree in engineering from the University of Calgary.