Design your gift-of-energy program with love
February 10, 2022 | Lisa Schulte | 6 min read
With inflation rising and COVID persisting, consumers need some love. This Valentine’s Day, help your utility customers show love to their community, friends, or family members by paying their energy bill. Here, we explain how to design and promote a gift-of-energy program.
E Source charitable giving supports organizations with energy assistance missions
February 2, 2022 | Sara Patnaude | 3 min read
This winter, we’re honored to support four nonprofit energy-efficiency organizations helping low-income families with their utility bills, continuing the E Source tradition of giving back to the community around the holidays. Check out this blog post to learn more about these worthy organizations.
Highlights of the top utility technologies and trends of 2021
January 26, 2022 | Barend Dronkers, Jesse Hitchcock, Bryan Jungers, Liza Minor, Spencer Sator | 8 min read
Each year, our Customer Energy Solutions team highlights the top 20 utility technologies and trends. In this blog post, we share a few of those techs and trends, including advancements in windows, distributed energy resource management systems, building electrification, and cost-effectiveness tests.
The Sustainable Utility: Data takes center stage
January 20, 2022 | Ted Schultz | 6 min read
Utilities will never reach their sustainability, safety, reliability, and equity goals without cutting O&M expenses and optimizing capital expenditures. Data science is the best way to get there. E Source CEO Ted Schultz explains.
Are residential utility customers ready to buy electrification technologies?
January 12, 2022 | Liza Minor, Sara Patnaude | 3 min read
Looking for ways to boost customer adoption of electrification technologies? In this blog post, we explain which residential customer personas are likely to buy electrification technologies and how to address their top motivations and barriers through targeted messaging.
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?