Electric heavy-duty vehicles: The real 800-pound gorilla in the room
January 5, 2022 | Bryan Jungers | 12 min read
Utilities face a huge challenge when planning for the large loads required of electric freight trucks. How are they preparing to meet these new challenges without adding too much to the costs and emissions associated with these new loads?
Warmest wishes to you and yours this holiday season
December 15, 2021 | Sara Patnaude | 1 min read
Season’s greetings and happy holidays from everyone at E Source! We hope you get a chance to unplug, relax, and have some fun this season. To help get you started, we’re thrilled to share our 2021 virtual holiday card with you!
EVs aren’t that great ... or are they?
December 9, 2021 | Bill LeBlanc | 8 min read
Electric utilities, EV owners, and EV enthusiasts are all big fans of the electric vehicle. But are these cars really that great compared to the internal combustion engine car? Find out how the two types of car compare and, knowing these differences, how you should pitch the EV to potential buyers.
Grid integration will make or break transportation electrification
December 8, 2021 | Bryan Jungers | 10 min read
The need for cleaner transportation-fueling infrastructure is undeniable, but the roadmap for how to best roll it out is still fuzzy. To strategically plan for transportation electrification, we need to collaborate, share resources, and employ the best data science and technology available.
How utilities are structuring effective incentives for battery storage
December 2, 2021 | Sara Patnaude | 4 min read
While still a new concept to some, more and more utilities are offering battery storage programs to their customers as market opportunities grow. So, what kinds of programs are these utilities offering and how are they getting customers on board?
Getting started and making progress on your smart city journey
November 30, 2021 | Chase Berenson | 4 min read
When it comes to rolling out a smart city program, cities should focus their investments on the technologies best suited to solve their specific challenges. This ensures you get the best return on investment. But where do you begin the smart city journey?
Designing a battery incentive that benefits customers, utilities, and the rate base
November 23, 2021 | Sara Patnaude | 3 min read
As behind-the-meter battery programs become more established, utilities are wondering how their peers are structuring consumer incentives. Check out this blog post for insights, courtesy of a panel session at the E Source Forum 2021.
Celebrate Small Business Saturday: Support your minority-owned small business customers
November 17, 2021 | Miriam Stein | 5 min read
In honor of Small Business Saturday, on November 27, 2021, we’re sharing a few of our recommendations for engaging minority-owned small business customers and specific actions you can take on Small Business Saturday to celebrate SMBs.
Arguing about which clean mobility tech to support is slowing progress
November 10, 2021 | Bryan Jungers | 9 min read
For decades researchers, industrialists, and regulators have debated the merits of various clean mobility technologies, everyone placing their bets on which will eventually win out in the markets. How can we stop fighting and start getting serious about scaling tomorrow’s fueling infrastructure?
6 DSM program types that benefit from AMI
November 3, 2021 | Beth Fitzjarrald, Sara Patnaude | 5 min read
Utilities typically install advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) to reduce operational costs. But AMI can also enable or enhance demand-side management (DSM) programs. Here’s the inside scoop on six DSM programs that benefit from AMI.