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.
Why Energy Utilities Should Care About Water
December 29, 2016 | Logan Jacobson
Because of the link between energy and water use, encouraging water efficiency could lead to profound energy savings, but very few energy utilities actively promote water conservation. Luckily, energy utilities can target inefficiencies in specific stages of water use to reduce energy waste.
Energy Efficiency Is Still Our Best Option for Reducing Carbon Levels
November 29, 2016 | Tim Stout
E Source is committed to advancing the efficient use of energy. And there’s never been a more important time to step up our efficiency activities and bolster the over $9 billion we spend annually on efficiency across North America.
Is Your Utility Ready for Commercial Marijuana Growers?
November 18, 2016 | Bryan Jungers
Eight more states recently voted in favor of legalized marijuana. This sweeping movement to change the legal status of cannabis is spreading nationwide and will have major implications on energy consumption and utility reliability. Is your utility ready?
Home Improvement: Thinking Holistically About Your Home’s Energy Efficiency
November 10, 2016 | Eric Wilczynski - Research Intern, Demand-Side Management
Your home could be wasting a lot of energy (and money) from many inefficient sources. Utilities are using different tools to help customers think holistically about their house's energy consumption.
Is There a Connection Between Political Affiliation and Energy-Related Actions and Perceptions?
November 7, 2016 | Sarah Hutson
Using brand-new 2016 Nielsen Energy Behavior Track Survey data, we sought to understand whether self-reported political affiliation shapes demand-side management program participation, support of renewable energy sources, energy provider perceptions, and more.
Enterprise Feedback Management: The Best Thing Since Sliced Bread
November 1, 2016 | Shawn Silzer
Enterprise feedback management represents a fairly radical notion for the utility industry because it's all about creating a dialogue between you and your customers. E Source experts can help you gather customer and employee feedback and use it to improve the customer experience.
Tales from the Cryptography
October 28, 2016 | Jeffrey Daigle
What should you be afraid this Halloween? Ghosts? Goblins? Witches? Nope. Internet security. We dive into the recent Mirai botnet attack that took down top performing websites across the country. Security should be a top consideration in utilities looking to leverage the Internet of Things.
More E Sourcers Are Saving the Planet, One Seed at a Time!
October 17, 2016 | Erin Johnson
Does your company support employee volunteer projects or participate in corporate philanthropy? E Source does! Staffers in Arizona and Colorado are harvesting seeds from native plants in the Southwest and Rocky Mountain regions to help maintain our natural habitats.
Blasting Off to Mars—and to Further Energy Savings
October 16, 2016 | Eric Wilczynski - Research Intern, Demand-Side Management
Innovation is de rigueur for the space industry. But what about for utility demand-side management (DSM) programs? In 2016, many utilities came up with innovative DSM programs that may not send a man to Mars, but they will increase the energy efficiency of their commercial customers.