E News, our free monthly email newsletter, will help you improve your utility programs by offering insights, observations, and information about the retail energy industry. Through E News, we hope you’ll discover new ideas, food for thought, or something that helps you do your job better. Take a look at some past issues below.

Virtual Assistants Can Help Utilities Find Their Voice

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. Published: August 22, 2018
 
 

Total Planned DSM Spending Will Decline Through 2020

Electric and gas utilities have significantly increased demand-side management (DSM) program spending in the past decade, but based on market data found in E Source DSM Insights, we expect overall spending to decrease from 2018 through 2020. Published: July 18, 2018
 
 

Are We Getting Utility Bill Designs All Wrong?

Sign up for E Source’s upcoming bill redesign web conference on June 26, 2018, to learn how to better design your utility bill to serve customers’ needs. We’ll discuss our recent ethnographic market research, customer-centric design-thinking approaches, and more. Published: June 13, 2018
 
 

Breaking Down Barriers to Innovation

E Source hosted over 160 utility innovators in Seattle, Washington, in early April for a conference focused on moving ideas into action. We got the chance to discuss common barriers to innovation and to collaborate with peers on how to overcome those barriers. Published: May 17, 2018
 
 

We’re Awarding Your Best Ad Campaigns in the 2018 E Source Utility Ad Awards Contest

It’s time to showcase your utility’s best ads and take credit for the creative effort that made them so effective. For this year’s E Source Utility Ad Awards Contest, we’re excited to announce brand-new award categories focused on topical areas instead of media type. Submit your ads by May 18, 2018! Published: April 25, 2018
 
 

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