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E Source Forum 2019 Speaker Interviews
January 8, 2020
Did you miss the 2019 E Source Forum? Or did you go but missed a session or two? Watch these short video interviews of some of the Forum 2019 speakers to learn more about the technology, DSM, marketing, communications, CX, account management, and distributed energy topics they covered.
The electrification framework that benefits customers, the grid, and the planet
Kevin Andrews, Gabe Cuadra, Luke Currin, Steven Day, Bryan Jungers, Bill LeBlanc, Ryan Odell, Jay Stein, Tim Stout, Courtney Welch | June 16, 2020
Electrification, or the increased adoption of electric end-use technologies, isn’t a new trend, but the idea is undergoing a renaissance. This time, the focus has significant though nuanced differences from prior waves of electrification. In this report, we present our electrification framework.
Beneficial electrification 101: Workshop
Courtney Welch | August 25, 2020
Electrification is a major topic for utilities. However, some elements of it are still uncertain. In this 101-level event, we’ll focus on the building blocks needed to create a beneficial electrification strategy.
Decarbonization: The defining utility trend of the next decade?
Luke Currin, Essie Snell | March 11, 2020
Over the past three years, states, provinces, cities, and utilities across the US and Canada have made bold commitments to address carbon emissions. As of March 2020, more than 20 utilities in the US have announced they’ll supply their customers with carbon-free or net-zero-carbon energy by 2050.
The top-of-mind topics for demand-side management leaders
Gabe Cuadra | February 13, 2020
In this e-book, we summarize the challenges and solutions that demand-side management (DSM) leaders discussed at the fall 2019 DSM Executive Council.
Mopping up the solar spill: Using optimized managed charging to absorb excess solar generation
Emma Rieves | February 19, 2020
Electric vehicles (EVs) can be either a boon or burden for the electric grid. Don’t let the sun set on the opportunity to use EVs to benefit the grid, your utility, and your customers. Now’s the time to start rolling out solar-optimized managed charging in workplaces. Our e-book shows you how.
What Does the Future of the Utility Industry Look Like?
Wayne Greenberg | December 11, 2019
At the 2019 E Source Forum, we tackled some of the biggest issues facing utilities today, and we invited a few big names to the stage to share their views and, hopefully, spur our utility audience to action with an eye toward the future.
Exploring Utilities’ Roles in Decarbonization
Lynn Stein | November 13, 2019
Decarbonization is becoming a new standard for utilities. After our 2019 Forum session, we spoke with Sharon Tomkins, vice president of strategy and engagement at Southern California Gas Co., about the difference between decarbonization and carbon neutrality, renewable goals, and more.
Taking a Stance: How Carbon-Free Commitments Affect Your Brand and Your Business
Shelby Kuenzli | January 8, 2020
After her 2019 Forum session, we asked Idaho Power’s Melissa Thom a few questions about her presentation. She discussed how she manages her utility’s social media, including dealing with mixed opinions on carbon reductions and integrating customer feedback.
Who Cares About Climate? Your Customers Do, and They Want You to Care Too
Bill LeBlanc, Wayne Greenberg | November 21, 2019
In these videos from our 2019 E Source Forum keynote, Yale's Dr. Anthony Leiserowitz discusses climate change trends, knowledge, attitudes, and more. Then, Xcel Energy's Alice Jackson shared why her utility has committed to an 80% reduction in carbon emissions by 2030 and a 100% reduction by 2050.