So you wanna work in demand-side management: Your role in energy efficiency
December 12, 2023 | Tom Lienhard | 7 min read
So, you accepted a job on a demand-side management team! Congratulations! On behalf of everyone in the field, I’m thrilled to extend a warm welcome to you as the newest member of our corner of the industry. What can you expect? Here’s some advice.
Utilities and vendors can empower communities with workforce development solutions
December 7, 2023 | Emily Roberson | 9 min read
A labor shortage within the energy industry is complicating project completion and the achievement of program goals. Read on to discover how partnering with external organizations to train employees without advanced degrees and certificates can result in equitable energy distribution.
The future of AMI and how utilities can maximize their investments
December 5, 2023 | Kody Salem, Joel Westvold | 4 min read
In our recent webinar, we explained how to best leverage an initial investment in advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) and its next-generation counterpart, AMI 2.0. In this blog post, we share a few key takeaways from the event and feature Halifax Water’s AMI success story.
With battery prices decreasing, now is the time to tackle utility-scale energy storage installations
November 30, 2023 | Shawn Wasim | 4 min read
The time to tackle utility-scale energy storage installations is now as current trends and future projections are showing cell prices returning to prepandemic numbers. Read this blog post to learn more about why and where the battery market is going in 2024.
Utilities and wildfire mitigation: The challenge of people, policy, and precipitation
November 28, 2023 | Devon Grodkiewicz | 10 min read
This year, wildfires became a household name across the country as they wrapped entire swaths of the US in smoke and smog. Utilities preparing for this change can take a simple first step to mitigate the risks of wildfire.
3 ways utilities can shrink the risk of integrating EVs with the grid to ensure safe and reliable service
November 22, 2023 | Bryan Jungers | 5 min read
At this year’s Mobility Leadership Council we focused on scaled fleet electrification and opportunities for accelerating related projects and initiatives. In this blog post, I’ll unravel three strategies utilities can employ to reduce risk and streamline the integration of fleet EVs into the grid.
Getting it right the first time: Regional Water Authority’s successful CIS upgrade
November 16, 2023 | Sara Patnaude | 3 min read
E Source’s Lyndal Haddox recently sat down with clients at Regional Water Authority to discuss the unique approach it took to upgrading its customer information system (CIS), the significance of collaboration, and the challenges and opportunities utilities face in today’s rapidly evolving landscape.
Grid Mod Pod tackles the who and how of grid modernization
November 15, 2023 | Tom Martin | 4 min read
This week, E Source’s Tom Martin joined Dr. Elizabeth Cook on the Grid Mod Pod podcast to talk about the importance of grid modernization. Learn more about the Grid Mod Pod and tune in for Episode 6 | How Data Science is Transforming Grid Management.
E Source is building the first integrated energy data resource platform for New York State
November 14, 2023 | Sannie Sieper, Adam Stotz | 7 min read
In October 2022, NYSERDA announced that it had selected E Source to lead development of a first-of-its-kind Integrated Energy Data Resource platform for New York State. Learn more about how the project has been going in this interview with Adam Stotz, chief technology officer at E Source.
The utility affordability crisis: A call to simplify access to energy assistance programs
November 8, 2023 | Ben Nathan, Jamie Wimberly | 4 min read
With more than 60% of low-income households in the US facing a high energy burden, we’re taking the next step with a petition to urge utilities, regulators, and other industry partners to make it easier for customers to access critical, available energy assistance and affordability services.