US Senators want to pay utilities to engage with customers

US Senators want to pay utilities to engage with customers

US Senators Mark Udall (D-Colo.) and Ed Markey (D-Mass.) introduced a bill Thursday that would incentivize utilities to give customers more information about their electricity consumption. The incentives would come via the Department of Energy's State Energy Program, which gives grants for energy efficiency programs.

In order for our nation to be truly energy self-reliant, we must empower consumers to make better use of the energy we already produce, Udall said in a statement, according to The Hill. Consumers are a critical part of our national energy strategy. Just as Coloradans use information about gas prices and car mileage to make smart driving decisions, helping families and small businesses access information about their own electricity use will empower them to use energy more efficiently, he said.

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