Essie Snell researches, evaluates, and assesses the strategic implications of established and cutting-edge energy technologies spanning multiple sectors. Some of his core areas of expertise include the energy implications of smart home systems and the physics-based evaluation of black-box technologies. As a senior manager in the Customer Energy Solutions group, Essie also focuses on researcher expertise development and helps shape the research, workflow processes, and tactical focus of the E Source Technology Assessment and Demand-Side Management Services. In addition, Essie serves as the product manager of the E Source Business Energy Advisor, a comprehensive white-labeled resource containing a wide range of sector- and technology-specific information on energy efficiency. He previously worked with Point380, a consulting firm specializing in energy management, where he analyzed the life-cycle carbon footprints of complex manufacturing processes and helped develop greenhouse gas neutrality strategies for Fortune 500 companies. Essie holds a BS in engineering physics from the University of Colorado at Boulder.

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Virtual Assistants Can Help Utilities Find Their Voice

Essie Snell
August 22, 2018

The market for smart speakers and virtual assistants is booming. For utilities, voice-control devices are worth paying attention to because of the smart home interconnectivity they enable as well as the unique marketing and communications opportunities they provide.

Voice Control Changes Everything: Why Utilities Should Care About Virtual Assistants

Essie Snell
August 20, 2018

The market for smart speakers and virtual assistants is booming. For utilities, voice-control devices are worth paying attention to because of the smart home interconnectivity they enable as well as the unique marketing and communications opportunities they provide. Learn more in our white paper.

5 Technologies and Trends That Caught Our Attention in 2017

Essie Snell, Monali Mujumdar, Andrea Salazar
March 26, 2018

Each year, the E Source tech team compiles a list of the technologies and trends that made waves that year. For 2017, our list includes whole-home renewable energy systems, lighting's role in DSM portfolios, M&V 2.0, CTA-2045, and advanced controls for small and midsize businesses.

Water Heating and "U"

Essie Snell
October 26, 2017

I was surprised to learn that water heater efficiency metrics quietly changed in June—and utilities don’t seem to be changing their program specifications or assumptions!

Have Questions About the Smart Home? E Source Has the Answers

Essie Snell
June 6, 2017

Smart home technology can yield benefits for utilities of all sizes, and E Source has information to help you understand your options and meet your goals. Learn more about our new Smart Home Resource Center!