How It Works
MeterLeader motivates people to save energy through online challenges
that are integrated with real-time electricity data. Participate in a
challenge by following these 4 easy steps:
Give your challenge a name, set energy reduction goals, and
the types of rewards.
Recruit challenge participants by sharing the challenge page
over social media and email.
Monitor the progress of your challenge over its duration, and
engage with participants.
At the end of the challenge reward your winners with a prize
Sync your energy meter data automatically from your online
Choose one or as many challenges as are available to you to
Follow our energy saving tips to start saving energy as
compared to your previous year's baseline.
Over the duration of the competition check your ranking to see
if you qualify to win a prize.
How We Calculate Energy Savings & Carbon Emissions
MeterLeader relies on a trusted third party to sync your hourly
electricity and natural gas usage data from your utility account.
The MeterLeader platform is designed so that only you can see and access
your exact energy use data. However, our public facing Challenge pages
do display some figures derived from your energy use data. Our Challenge
pages display your percentage change in kWh electricity use, therms of
natural gas usage, and pounds of total carbon emissions, while also
aggregating the group’s total kilowatt-hour (kWh) and therms energy
We have chosen to display individual’s percent change in energy use
because this allows for a more equal comparison and helps account for
differences in home size, home type, number of occupants, and
differences in equipment. The displayed percentage change in energy
usage is calculated based on the individual’s electricity (kWh) and
natural gas usage (therms) during the Challenge period as compared their
previous year’s baseline usage during that same time period. Since
Challenges are strictly focused on energy savings, we do not count
negative values if participants increase their energy usage during the