Jesse Hitchcock researches and advises utilities on transportation electrification, energy efficiency, and utility regulation. 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 deep 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. She also completed a parliamentary internship in the Canadian House of Commons. Jesse 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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A performance puzzle: Untangling performance incentives and performance-based regulation

Jesse Hitchcock
February 1, 2023

As state and federal policies continue to focus on electrification, distributed energy resources, and EVs, utilities and regulators are exploring how to fund, justify, and evaluate these new programs. In this post, we explore performance-based regulation and performance incentive mechanisms.

An effective TE plan is within reach for utilities

Jesse Hitchcock, Brenna Raeder
January 18, 2023

Utility transportation electrification (TE) efforts face a variety of challenges. We recently held a webinar to dig into what’s working, what isn’t, and what research can help utilities build a TE plan. We pulled together some of the highlights from our event in case you missed it.

Does energy equity fit into benefit-cost analyses?

Jesse Hitchcock
November 9, 2022

Energy 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.