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Refrigerating COVID-19 vaccines with ultralow temperature freezers
Spencer Sator, Logan Jacobson | February 3, 2021
COVID-19 vaccines need to be stored in ultralow temperature freezers, which consume a lot of energy. So what can utilities do to minimize how much energy these freezers use? In this report we explain the technology, efficient options, equipment cost estimates, and utility programs.
Connect with utility customers like they’re an audience of one
Rachel Buckley | November 19, 2020
During COVID-19, utilities have the unique opportunity to improve how they engage with customers in a more personal and proactive way. Utilities can use quantitative and qualitative data to understand their customers as individuals—or as an audience of one—and predict which actions they’ll take.
The top 10 sessions from the 2020 E Source Forum
Jeremy Fischer | October 26, 2020
At this year’s E Source Forum, we featured 27 sessions across two days and four themes: postpandemic recovery, decarbonization, utility of the future, and serving vulnerable communities. Find out which sessions were most popular, catch up on the key takeaways, and watch the session recordings.
How the 2020 E Source Forum helped utilities address their biggest challenges
Jeff Stoermer | October 27, 2020
As we look back on the 2020 E Source Forum, one theme stands out: change. We not only hosted the first virtual E Source Forum but also hosted the biggest Forum yet and amid COVID-19 and a changing economic and political climate. Find out which sessions were the biggest hits among utility attendees.
Your utility may not be ready to go back to work, but it can go forward
Joy Herbers | August 26, 2020
It’s clear that utility staff won’t be rushing back to the office any time soon. In the meantime, how do you continue to engage staff at home and help them connect with one another and their managers?
Optimizing the new-construction experience for utilities and their partners
Barbara McCabe | June 24, 2020
To accommodate any COVID-19-related safety requirements or customer concerns, you need to reassess your new-construction processes. Take this time to become a better partner for builders, contractors, and end-use customers, and to provide an improved experience during the new-construction process.
How customers prioritize their bills
Sarah Baker | June 24, 2020
Your customers want to pay their utility bills on time and in full. But due to COVID-19, some of your customers have needed to prioritize certain household bills over others. In the 2020 E Source COVID-19 Residential Survey, we asked customers how and why they prioritize their household bills.
Use microtargeting techniques to achieve your energy-efficiency goals
Rachel Cooper | June 25, 2020
COVID-19 has shaken up your customers; they don’t look the same as they did six months ago. To make sure your demand-side management programs achieve your savings goals, you’ll need to resegment your residential customers. Join us to learn how E Source and Claritas can help.
How to use predictive data science to plan for utility operations post-COVID-19
Tom Martin | May 20, 2020
COVID-19 has affected every major industry around the world. For example, utilities have stopped shutoffs for nonpayment at least through May 31. No doubt a necessary act, but it will cause complications: a significant number of utility customers will be overdue on their bills in the next 24 months.
Using solar programs to help low-income customers during COVID-19
Steven Day | May 4, 2020
Are you looking for a way to help low-income customers during the COVID-19 pandemic while increasing participation in your solar programs? In this report, we give tips on how to adjust your existing community solar programs to include more low-income customers and help them save money.