Utilities have an essential role to play in EV marketing. It’s time to step up
December 3, 2020 | Bill LeBlanc | 5 min read
Electric vehicle (EV) sales have been anemic, and automakers are hesitant to pump money into EV marketing like they do for high-margin vehicles. Utilities are uniquely positioned to be the primary promoter of EVs, and they stand to benefit from powering the shift toward clean electric fuel.
How to get citywide participation in your smart city planning efforts
November 30, 2020 | Nicole Pennington | 2 min read
Cities and utilities across the US and Canada can benefit from investing in smart city infrastructure and applications. Learn how the E Source Smart City Assessment tool helped the City of Ruston, Louisiana, get the insights it needed to move forward with smart city initiatives.
Cut costs and improve grid reliability with data-driven vegetation management
November 23, 2020 | Tom Martin | 5 min read
Advances in technology and predictive data science are providing new opportunities for utilities to evaluate vegetation-management processes, achieve operational efficiencies, and save money. The E Source GridInform solution can help utilities calculate a vegetation risk score and plan next steps.
How your voice helps guide E Source research and content
October 29, 2020 | John McCracken | 2 min read
For more than 30 years, our customers have guided our research efforts. Now it's even easier to make your voice heard. Have you noticed the bright, new feature at the end of our reports, event recordings, and Ask E Source answers? We've added a brief survey!
Winter is coming: Five water winterization tips to help customers save water and money
October 19, 2020 | Anna Nixon | 3 min read
Our research shows that almost a quarter of your customers may be using more water during the pandemic. Winter is right around the corner, so we’ve put together five tips that can help your customers save water and money when the temperatures fall.
Introducing our new and improved DSM Insights and Measure Insights
October 7, 2020 | Laura Beausire | 3 min read
We’ve rebuilt the powerful E Source DSM Insights and Measure Insights tools with simpler layouts and easier navigation so you can find the data you need faster than ever. Get a sneak peek at the features we’re most excited about!
The promise and challenges of smart home energy management
October 1, 2020 | Essie Snell | 4 min read
Smart home devices have the potential to reduce energy consumption, manage demand, support time-of-use rate structures, and share valuable energy data with customers, among other benefits. Check out some of our key findings from recent research on the pros and cons of different devices and systems.
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?
EV charging and pricing: What are consumers willing to pay?
September 1, 2020 | Bill LeBlanc | 8 min read
We recently asked utility customers in the US and Canada a series of pointed questions about electric vehicle (EV) charging and pricing. The responses offer insights to help you better plan public charging network pricing and improve customers’ understanding of EVs through new messaging approaches.