The Alaskan news site, newsminer.com, featured WattzOn in an article encouraging residents to get involved in measuring and reducing their energy use by using the personalized energy efficiency suggestions they can receive by using the tools on WattzOn's EnergyCenter that have been specifically created for Fairbank residents.
The article gives background about the competition, and how WattzOn is playing a part in helping Fairbanks residents understand and take control of their energy use:
"Fairbanks is a semifinalist in a nationwide competition to reduce its energy use, with the potential to win millions of dollars in prize money.
In 2014, the Fairbanks North Star Borough applied to the Georgetown University Energy Prize competition, a program for medium-sized communities in the United States to increase their energy efficiency and promote a cleaner environment...
...Now the competition is opening up to the community at large. All residents can get involved in measuring and reducing their energy use through the WattzOn website. This tool gives you personalized energy efficiency suggestions and helps you calculate energy savings.
To sign up for WattzOn, visit https://fairbanks.wattzon.com and create an account. If you have a GVEA e-bill account, have that information handy — you can enter into the Wattzon application so it can automatically see reductions in energy use. If you don’t use GVEA e-bill, you can manually enter your energy use. The website also offers energy-saving tips and also allows you to enter competitions between different groups in the community."