Get your Wi-Fi ready: This year’s E Source Forum will look a bit different
September 24, 2020 | Jessica Rife
While this year's E Source Forum will look a bit different, we're doing our best to incorporate the education, networking, and fun attendees have come to expect year after year. Register today so you don't miss out!
What the CDC’s eviction moratorium means for utilities and their customers
September 15, 2020 | Lisa Schulte | 4 min read
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention issued a moratorium on evictions until the end of the year. This keeps some Americans housed but it doesn’t address the reality that people can’t pay their bills. What can utilities do to support these customers and prepare for the financial impacts?
The virtual E Source Forum agenda will help utilities and customers get through these turbulent times
August 28, 2020 | Mary Sullivan | 2 min read
We've worked tirelessly to develop relevant, data-driven sessions for the virtual E Source Forum 2020. In this blog, theme leaders for this year's event explain the topics that will be covered and make the case for you to bring your whole team to Forum.
How do you measure energy savings during and after the COVID-19 pandemic?
August 6, 2020 | Liza Minor | 4 min read
Energy use has changed dramatically since the onset of COVID-19, and forecasts show an overall decrease in electricity and natural gas consumption in 2020. Utility evaluators must evolve their approach to account for energy usage and savings in 2020 and beyond.
The COVID-19 pandemic could make utility voice apps more valuable than ever
July 30, 2020 | Essie Snell | 3 min read
Given the rapid adoption of smart speakers and voice assistants, customers’ willingness to engage with them, and the need for additional customer support during COVID-19, we expect these platforms to be an increasingly important channel for utilities.
Why do people have electric vehicle range anxiety?
July 15, 2020 | Bill LeBlanc | 4 min read
Why do consumers have range anxiety? Our research has revealed some striking problems with consumers’ beliefs about electric vehicles and how they get “fueled up.” To combat this phenomenon, utility communicators and marketers should focus their messaging on the comfort and ease of charging at home.
Utilities support diversity, equity, and inclusion, and so does E Source
June 12, 2020 | Jessica Bailis, Eryc Eyl | 4 min read
Since May 30, we’ve seen 21 utilities across the US and Canada issue public statements of support for the Black Lives Matter movement. Like our utility customers, E Source supports Black Lives Matter and the broader movement for inclusion, diversity, equity, and access.
How small business DSM programs are responding to COVID-19
June 9, 2020 | Amy Schmidt | 3 min read
In mid-May, we held a call to explore how utilities are adjusting their demand-side management programs to support small and midsize businesses during this public health and economic crisis. Exchange participants expressed mixed feelings about meeting their 2020 goals. Here we share our takeaways.
Utilities expect fewer savings during COVID-19 but have the same goals
June 2, 2020 | Gabe Cuadra | 2 min read
Are you worried about how COVID-19 is affecting energy savings? Have you wondered how energy-savings goals are changing? You're not alone. In this blog we explain what demand-side management executives think about how COVID-19 is changing energy savings and goals.
Advancing the evolution of incentive design
May 26, 2020 | Cindy Schweitzer | 2 min read
Program administrators are under constant pressure to improve the cost-effectiveness of programs and achieve greater savings with smaller budgets. To help administrators meet their goals, E Source and ICF International are partnering on a new exploration of incentive design strategies.