Welcome to the E Source blog! Our staff will share insights and observations about life at E Source, our events, our research, and other fun stuff.
It Doesn’t Look Good for Time-of-Use Arbitrage
September 8, 2015 | Jay Stein
It’s hypothesized that utility customers who participate in time-of-use rate plans will use Tesla batteries to store off-peak power and sell it to the utility during peak periods. But the scheme won’t find a large audience because it produces meager benefits compared to the cost of the batteries.
There’s More to Tesla’s New Batteries Than Solar Storage
September 3, 2015 | Jay Stein
Despite much hype to the contrary, Tesla Motors' new line of stationary batteries will likely not be used by homeowners who combine them with solar panels and escape the grid. Instead, three other applications present the company with far more potential.
We Want You ... to Vote for Your Favorite Utility Ad!
August 18, 2015 | Lindsey Carter
Every year, E Source holds the Utility Ad Awards Contest to find the best in utility advertising. We're almost finished making our decisions, but now we want your input. Vote for your favorite utility print ad on our Facebook page!
The E Source Journey into Workplace Safety
August 11, 2015 | Jeffrey Daigle
Inspired by our utility members and their efforts to encourage workplace safety, we formed the E Source safety squad. Several staffers learned CPR and basic first aid, and we’re shifting our corporate culture to focus more attentively on workplace safety.
The Shifting Landscape of Demand Response
January 20, 2015 | Julie Herman
Although some utilities have been working in the demand-response (DR) space for many years, others have only recently jumped in. No matter where you are on the DR experience spectrum, all utilities are feeling the impact of significant market drivers.