Utility Ad Awards Contest spotlight: Solar, storage, EVs, electrification, energy efficiency, and demand response
March 15, 2023 | Hailey Gish | 6 min read
The E Source Utility Ad Awards Contest is the energy industry’s largest and most comprehensive competition. To celebrate the launch of this year’s contest, we’re highlighting winners from 2022. Check out the best campaigns in solar, storage, EVs, electrification, efficiency, and demand response.
AMI: More than just a metering project
March 8, 2023 | Nicole Naassan, Kody Salem | 4 min read
While it may seem like implementing advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) has an exclusive metering and reading focus, it’s much more and can change how utilities do business. In this post, we highlight a few ways AMI can have a positive effect on a variety of utility departments.
Utilities already know how to promote new electrification technologies
March 1, 2023 | Tom Lienhard | 6 min read
The burden to educate customers and remove barriers to new technology adoption falls heavily on utilities. In this guest blog post, Tom Leinhard explores a few setbacks of early technologies from the past that can help us more effectively implement new electrification initiatives today.
Enhancing the customer experience of upgrading an electric service panel
February 22, 2023 | Jeffrey Daigle, Bryan Jungers | 7 min read
Customers probably don’t consider upgrading their electric service panel because they’re out of sight, out of mind. But they may be ready for an upgrade. Read our recent report with the Building Decarbonization Coalition to learn how to enhance the customer experience of upgrading electric panels.
Utility Ad Awards Contest spotlight: Brand and self-service
February 15, 2023 | Hailey Gish | 5 min read
The annual E Source Utility Ad Awards Contest is the utility industry’s largest and most comprehensive ad campaign competition. To celebrate the launch of this year’s contest, we’re highlighting winners from 2022. In this post, we feature the best campaigns in the brand and self-service categories.
Strengthen your utility’s water loss control efforts to increase revenue and conserve resources
February 8, 2023 | Kate Gasner, Kris Williams | 5 min read
Our water loss consultants are pioneers. They have years of experience and access to new tools to analyze a utility’s data to identify and reduce water loss. Here are a few ways E Source Water Loss Consulting can support your utility’s water loss projects.
A performance puzzle: Untangling performance incentives and performance-based regulation
February 1, 2023 | Jesse Hitchcock | 7 min read
As state and federal policies continue to focus on electrification, distributed energy resources, and EVs, utilities and regulators are exploring how to fund, justify, and evaluate these new programs. In this post, we explore performance-based regulation and performance incentive mechanisms.
How utilities can achieve equity through community-centered design: Going beyond human-centered design
January 25, 2023 | Lisa Markus | 8 min read
It’s appropriate to focus on real people and solve their needs, but using a human-centered approach to improve equity can hinder solving intersectional problems. Let’s explore the concept of community-centered design and how it can help us better solve for equity in the energy industry.
An effective TE plan is within reach for utilities
January 18, 2023 | Jesse Hitchcock, Brenna Raeder | 6 min read
Utility transportation electrification (TE) efforts face a variety of challenges. We recently held a webinar to dig into what’s working, what isn’t, and what research can help utilities build a TE plan. We pulled together some of the highlights from our event in case you missed it.
Why FCR is a valuable metric for utility contact centers
January 11, 2023 | Liza Minor, Lisa Schulte | 8 min read
Large utilities, on average, are spending more than $2.3 million per year on repeat contacts. Learn how your utility contact center can reduce repeat contacts and save money by using a standard definition of first-contact resolution.