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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Smart speakers have emerged as one of the most quickly adopted consumer electronic devices ever, and virtual voice assistants like Alexa and the Google Assistant are flourishing. Learn how E Source is working with Amazon and Google to help utilities embrace this new platform to meet myriad goals.
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.
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.
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.
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!