Jesse Hitchcock researches energy-efficient technologies with a focus on electric vehicles (EVs) and charging infrastructure. Before joining E Source, she led client engagement and policy for EnergyX Solutions. In that role, she helped utilities across the US and Canada use software solutions to improve their efficiency and retrofit programs. Jesse also implemented demand-side management, low-income, and EV programs and policies for the Prince Edward Island Department of Transportation, Infrastructure, and Energy, and she completed a parliamentary internship in the Canadian House of Commons. She holds a BS in biology from the University of Alberta and an MS in environmental science from the University of Prince Edward Island.

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Does equity fit into benefit-cost analyses?

Jesse Hitchcock
November 9, 2022

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.

Why it’s crucial to incorporate equity into transportation electrification plans

Liza Minor, Ben Nathan, Jesse Hitchcock, Brenna Raeder
September 28, 2022

Transportation is electrifying across the US and Canada, and electrification plans need to benefit all customers. Find out why it’s important to incorporate equity into your transportation electrification plan and manage the grid impacts of EVs.

What does the Inflation Reduction Act mean for utilities?

Jesse Hitchcock
August 18, 2022

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.

Performance-based regulatory strategies to accelerate beneficial electrification

Jesse Hitchcock, Meryl Compton, Bill LeBlanc, Steven Day
March 30, 2022

Are you running into regulatory roadblocks as you pursue beneficial electrification? In this report, we explain how policy changes can help utilities align their electrification goals with societal benefits, like reducing carbon emissions.

The energy equity framework that benefits customers, utilities, and underserved communities

Sarah Baker, Jesse Hitchcock, Liza Minor, Ben Nathan, Vince Ruggeri, Miriam Stein, Amy Schmidt
March 10, 2022

Diversity, equity, and inclusion isn’t a new concept for utilities, but there is a new energy equity movement sweeping the utility industry. In this report, we present our energy equity framework that will benefit customers, utilities, and underserved communities.