In future episodes of our PowerTalking podcast, host Bryan Jungers will speak with E Source experts and utility insiders about:

  • Using data science for grid optimization
  • Dynamic pricing
  • Electrification and decarbonization
  • Electric vehicles, including consumer charging behavior, electric trucks, and growing consumer markets

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Episode 10: Improving utility storm response

June 26, 2024

We’re witnessing storms growing in intensity and severity in recent years. Whether they’re facing hurricanes and wildfires or prolonged heatwaves and flooding, utilities find themselves with a growing need for resources to manage their emergency outage operations. The way utilities have been managing their storm operations is shaping up to be unsustainable in the years to come. Host Bryan Jungers welcomes E Source Data Science colleagues Josh Denzler, director of sales innovation, and Devon Grodkiewicz, solutions adviser, to discuss the storm and outage challenges utilities are up against and identify opportunities for improvement.

Episode 9: What utilities need to know about winning a WaterSMART grant

October 5, 2023

With E Source’s help, Brownsville Public Utilities Board (BPUB) was awarded a 2023 WaterSMART Water and Energy Efficiency Grant from the US Bureau of Reclamation. Kierra Thomas, senior consultant at E Source, and Eddy Hernandez, director of enterprise solutions for BPUB, join podcast host Bryan Jungers to discuss what helped them secure their win. Our guests will also explain what utilities need to know before they apply for government grants and provide tips for a successful application.

Episode 8: Creating customer-centric DSM programs

April 5, 2023

Demand-side management (DSM) programs are one of the best things utility customers get from their utility. In this episode, host Bryan Jungers welcomes Tom Lienhard, E Source executive consultant, and Barend Dronkers, product strategist for Customer Energy Solutions at E Source, for an in-depth discussion about DSM programs: what they are, how they’re working, and how utilities should keep them moving forward to benefit customers.

Episode 7: EV managed charging

November 1, 2022

Across the US and Canada, utilities have been preparing for the arrival of EVs for more than 10 years—and not without challenges. One of the major concerns with getting more EVs on the road is the potential strain on the grid. In this episode, host Bryan Jungers welcomes to the mic Stephanie Leach, principal business analyst at BGE, and Jesse Hitchcock, senior analyst for Customer Energy Solutions at E Source, to talk about pilots, programs, and what utilities can do to smooth this transition.

Episode 6: Why energy equity is a win-win for utilities, cities, and customers

April 14, 2022

In this episode of PowerTakling, Dr. Tony Reames, senior adviser of energy justice at the US Department of Energy (DOE) explains how energy equity can benefit utilities, cities, and customers. Ben Nathan, lead analyst for Customer Energy Solutions at E Source, and Bryan Jungers, E Source director of mobility, discuss with Dr. Reames how to create successful collaborations between utilities and the DOE, how utilities can get federal funding to help with equity efforts, and how we can measure success.

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