5 reasons utilities should hire consultants to tackle challenging projects
December 21, 2022 | Mark Hatfield | 4 min read
When faced with a huge project—especially one that requires the sourcing and implementation of new technologies—we strongly recommend utilities hire a consultant. Why? Here are our top five reasons.
Celebrate the joy of the season with E Source!
December 14, 2022 | Sara Patnaude | 1 min read
Winter is here! This year, we’re honoring the winter months with a celebration of E Sourcers’ favorite things about the season. We hope you enjoy this year’s video holiday card and have a wonderful holiday season.
DSM participants are an Audience of One, not a segment of one: Bringing customers to the forefront of programs
December 7, 2022 | Will Gifford | 6 min read
Last month, I attended the International Energy Program Evaluation Conference, where equity, distributed energy resources, and non-energy benefits were among the themes. The one thing missing the most, however, was the focus on the customer in demand-side management program evaluations.
Storm Insight: Effectively manage storm-related outages to make sure you don’t leave customers in the dark
November 30, 2022 | Tom Martin | 5 min read
Major storm events are becoming more frequent and stronger, and with these storm events come outages. Receive accurate and prompt predictions for how, when, and where forecasted weather events will affect the distribution grid with a little help from E Source Storm Insight, a data-driven tool.
How CAISO read the tea leaves and prevented a mass outage event during the 2022 heat wave
November 22, 2022 | Michael Carter | 5 min read
This summer, California recorded some of the highest sustained temperatures on record. Learn how the California Independent System Operator (CAISO), the state’s grid monitoring and power system operator, realized it was in for trouble and prepared itself and the state’s citizens for what might come.
3 innovative technologies that can benefit utilities and their customers
November 17, 2022 | Barend Dronkers, Sara Patnaude | 5 min read
We recently discussed 10 up-and-coming technologies and concepts as part of our Fall 2022 tech roundup webinar. Here’s a look at three of our favorites from the list: EV telematics, low-voltage heat pumps, and residential HVAC fault detection and diagnostics.
37.2 million reasons why utilities need to change their LMI approach
November 15, 2022 | Jeffrey Daigle, Sara Patnaude | 6 min read
To best serve low- and moderate-income (LMI) customers, we need to understand them at a granular level and remember that they’re humans. Here we share our three-step process for improving how you’re connecting with LMI customers and enhancing their customer experience.
Does energy equity fit into benefit-cost analyses?
November 9, 2022 | Jesse Hitchcock | 4 min read
Energy equity doesn’t fit squarely into the traditional framework of benefit-cost analysis (BCA). But as utilities and regulators are reevaluating BCA processes for electrification and distributed energy resources, they can make changes to better reflect equity impacts for target populations.
Water loss mitigation can help utilities increase revenue and meet future demand
November 2, 2022 | Liza Minor, Kate Gasner | 4 min read
Water pipes fracture and leak as they degrade over time, losing water supply and potential revenue. Learn how E Source helped a Texas utility increase revenue by capturing lost water and delivering it to customers.