The perks of being a member

When you’re a member of the E Source Distributed Energy Resource Strategy Service, we’ll help you identify areas of improvement and opportunities to create integrated customer-centric distributed energy resource (DER) and electrification strategies, programs, pilots, and other offerings. With the service, you get:

  • The research and expertise to help you create successful DER programs and empower your customers to make smarter decisions
  • Advice on how to optimize and continually refine your DER-related strategic and tactical efforts, organizational structures, and budgets
  • Insight into what your customers think about rooftop and community solar, green pricing programs and tariffs, solar plus storage, behind-the-meter battery storage, and electric vehicles

Ask our experts unlimited questions

Answers from our DER experts will inform the design, implementation, and education strategies of your solar and renewable energy, electric vehicle and charger, battery storage, microgrid, and building electrification programs. Common questions are about DER customers’ needs and ways to overcome regulatory and policy challenges. We also provide program and pilot examples, benchmarking, best practices, and trends. Learn more about our Ask E Source program (PDF).

Access our library of research

You’ll gain access to in-depth customer market research, best-practice insights, utility trends, and facilitated information-sharing among peers to help you develop more-effective strategies and programs and build your business case for both internal and external stakeholders.

Use our exclusive DER-related tools

Through the E Source DER Insights Centers for the US and Canada, you can learn about customer preferences around DER programs and strategies both on a national level and for your utility’s region.

Be part of our benchmark studies and other proprietary market research

Compare the performance of your programs and initiatives against that of your utility peers with Residential DER Customer Market Research and the DER Strategy Benchmark. Ensure your solar websites are optimized with the Utility Solar Website Benchmark. We also offer individualized reviews with specific recommendations for improving your utility’s solar, storage, or electric vehicles web pages.

Attend our free DER strategy–focused events

Collaborate and interact with industry experts and your peers at topically relevant working groups as well as our annual E Source Forum. Recent topics include residential interest in DER-related products and services and how to develop a data-backed plan for enhancing existing program offerings.

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