TE Insights: A new tool for tracking transportation electrification plans, programs, and spending
September 7, 2022 | Brenna Raeder | 4 min read
Utilities are preparing for a rapidly changing transportation electrification (TE) landscape. To help the transformation, E Source has created TE Insights, a database of TE programs, plans, and spending. In this blog, we share how TE Insights works and what kinds of information you can find in it.
Celebrating 35 years of the Forum: What to expect at this year’s special event
August 31, 2022 | Sara Patnaude | 4 min read
We’re two weeks away from the E Source Forum! Many of your favorite activities have returned for this year’s event along with some exciting new attractions—not to mention a few surprises. Here are some of the things you can expect from this year’s special 35th annual event.
Trends we’re seeing in building electrification programs across the US and Canada
August 24, 2022 | Sydney Pearce, Mingxin Zhang | 7 min read
To better understand the current state of building electrification (BE) and the ways it's incentivized, we’ve been building a database of utility and public BE programs. In this blog, we share some of what we’ve seen in the initial stages of our research.
What does the Inflation Reduction Act mean for utilities?
August 18, 2022 | Jesse Hitchcock | 6 min read
On August 7, 2022, the US Senate passed the Inflation Reduction Act, a bill that proposes $369 billion for clean-energy and climate programs. In this blog post, we’ve summarized some highlights from the IRA that relate to transportation, buildings, and utility business operations.
What it means to be a Sustainable Utility: Forum 2022 keynote speaker spotlight
August 16, 2022 | Sara Patnaude | 8 min read
How is the relationship between a utility and its customers similar to a PB&J sandwich? Find out in our exclusive interview with Jennifer Montague, senior VP and chief customer officer at NiSource and the keynote speaker for E Source Forum 2022.
Expertly guide your equity initiatives with insightful market research
August 10, 2022 | Sarah Baker, Paige Martin Cox | 6 min read
To create a more equitable energy system, utilities need a better understanding of historically underserved customers and communities. In this blog post, we’ll discuss how market research can facilitate this understanding, especially when the research is conducted with equity in mind.
Sustainable utility matters: E Source Digital Grid Solutions
July 26, 2022 | Sannie Sieper, Ted Schultz | 7 min read
I sat down with E Source CEO Ted Schultz for a discussion about how E Source Digital Grid Solutions expertly blend industry-leading research, predictive data science, and solution services to help utilities make better decisions to support their customers, their bottom line, and our planet.
The benefits of tackling water loss at a regional level
July 20, 2022 | Kim Manago, Sara Patnaude | 5 min read
Tackling water loss can be intimidating. A regional technical assistance program (TAP) allows agencies to dip their toes in the water loss world without overcommitting. It also provides them with a space to learn and grow together. Read more to learn about starting a water loss TAP in your region.
Risk-spend efficiency: Moving beyond “Where is my risk?” to “What should I do about it?”
July 12, 2022 | Jonah Keim | 6 min read
Risk-spend efficiency is a progressive concept gaining traction in the utility sector. It aims to improve the cost-per-unit benefit of capital and operational maintenance investments by using risk- and cost-based analytics to guide management decisions and actions. Read this blog post to learn more.