We advance business and technology-planning solutions that strategically enhance operations for utilities and their cities. We specialize in advanced metering infrastructure, smart grid/gas/water, and smart city initiatives. Our utility consultants use proven processes and analysis tools to help customers implement technologies that lower costs, reduce risk, and improve operations.
How we help
We help utilities and municipalities evaluate, design, procure, and implement technology solutions. Our work strategically enhances operations while improving service for the communities our clients serve. The guiding principle behind the success of our work is our proven methodology for assessing and delivering technology projects for our clients.
- Develop the business case for your large-scale technology projects
- Navigate the procurement and vendor contract negotiation process
- Deploy smart grid/advanced metering infrastructure (AMI) programs
- Integrate new systems into your existing technology landscape
- Adapt to and realize the full benefits of new technologies through change management
- Design and execute public awareness and education campaigns
- Implement a comprehensive benefits verification program
- Maximize the use and value of new data streams
- Augment your staff to support your new technologies
The advantage of our methodology
The E Source Advantage identifies the project steps and highlights the inherent dependencies between the technology, people, and processes.
We use a “proof of concept” methodology, which is designed to minimize risk while achieving complete system functionality as early as possible in the project. This strategy allows the utility to work with each project stakeholder to identify and address issues; to test the necessary interfaces with other systems; and to design, develop, and test the future-state business processes before expending substantial capital dollars on the full system deployment.
What our customers say
Our projects were high-cost investments that would literally be impacting every home or business for decades to come. E Source helped ensure our investment provided the intended outcome.
—Chris Garner, Long Beach Water Department
E Source communications and public relations expertise was invaluable in our planning efforts. Our project communication plan has been greatly enriched by our collaboration with them.
—Jennifer Tavaglione, Senior Project Manager, Riverside Public Utilities
E Source continues to demonstrate a solid understanding of the challenges and nuances of implementing AMI solutions by providing valuable advice as it relates to resource and integration requirements.
—Dennis Pimentel, VP of Energy Delivery, Bermuda Electric Light Co.
E Source provided highly valuable insight in assisting the City avoid pitfalls many utilities encounter in undertaking AMI projects for a successful project.
—Tony Foster, City of Long Beach, California
We’re on your team
Let’s schedule a time to discuss your challenges and how E Source can help.