Utility Ad Awards Contest spotlight: Safety, home energy management, and smart home
April 12, 2023 | Hailey Gish | 5 min read
The E Source Utility Ad Awards Contest is the industry’s largest and most comprehensive ad campaign competition. To celebrate the launch of this year’s contest, we’re highlighting winners from 2022. Check out the best campaigns in safety, home energy management, and smart home.
Customers always come first: Why it’s important for utilities to fund and deliver DSM programs
April 4, 2023 | Barend Dronkers, Tom Lienhard | 5 min read
Demand-side management (DSM) programs are one of the best things utility customers get from their utility. We sat down with Tom Lienhard, E Source executive consultant, for an exclusive interview about DSM programs and what utilities should be doing to keep them moving forward to benefit customers.
Use E Source databases to help sell your DSM solutions to utilities
March 30, 2023 | Emily Roberson, Meryl Compton, Michael Hartnack | 7 min read
Utilities are investing millions of dollars into DSM programs. How can program implementers, consultants, software providers, and other vendors pursue these opportunities? In this blog, we highlight a few of the E Source data tools that can help you identify and research new business opportunities.
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 industry’s largest comprehensive ad campaign 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.