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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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.

Building your EV charger asset management plan

Bryan Jungers, Jesse Hitchcock, Liza Minor
March 3, 2022

Anyone deploying electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE)—including utilities, cities, states, vendors, and contractors—should build an asset management plan to ensure cost-effectiveness. The plan should include details on sizing, siting, installing, maintaining, and repairing the EVSE.

Highlights of the top utility technologies and trends of 2021

Barend Dronkers, Jesse Hitchcock, Bryan Jungers, Liza Minor, Spencer Sator
January 26, 2022

Each year, our Customer Energy Solutions team highlights the top 20 utility technologies and trends. In this blog post, we share a few of those techs and trends, including advancements in windows, distributed energy resource management systems, building electrification, and cost-effectiveness tests.