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From direct load control to flexible grid management: The evolution of demand response
Clare Valentine, Amy Schmidt | March 17, 2021
Utility demand response is moving from traditional one-way direct load control programs to flexible, dynamic approaches that meet grid needs, maintain high customer satisfaction, and support increased adoption of renewables. We’ve identified five trends that are leading this transition.
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.
Go with the Flow: Visions for Connected Water Heaters
Clare Valentine | December 31, 2019
Controlling your customers’ water heaters can provide grid benefits with minimal customer impact, but utilities are just beginning to unlock their potential. In this Forum session, we discussed innovative approaches to water heater load management and explored the value these programs deliver.
Charting a course for utility voice assistant development
Essie Snell | October 17, 2019
Smart speakers have become one of the most quickly adopted consumer electronic devices of all time. Come learn about our latest research into the topic and hear about a new study designed to help you take the next steps with virtual assistants.
What Canadian Customer Insights Does E Source Offer?
Luke Currin, Rachel Cooper | December 10, 2018
Which of your customers want an electric car? What are their communication preferences and online behaviors? The E Source Canadian Residential Customer Insights Center answers these questions and many more. Join this web conference to learn what consumer insights you can access through this tool.
Virtual assistants can help utilities find their voice
Essie Snell | August 22, 2018
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.
Innovation Showcase: Focus on Virtual Peaker
Matthew Burks | June 19, 2018
This second presentation in the Innovation Showcase series of the E Source Utility Innovation Partners Program features Virtual Peaker, a real-time control system in the cloud that operates and optimizes any smart device.
Innovation Showcase: Focus on ConnectDER
Matthew Burks | May 23, 2018
This first presentation in the Innovation Showcase series of the E Source Utility Innovation Partners Program features ConnectDER products, which the company promises will reduce logistical issues during solar and other distributed energy resources installation.
Educating US customers about the benefits of HEM
Rachel Cooper | April 23, 2018
US utilities have an opportunity to educate customers who are interested in home energy management (HEM) on the potential benefits of the smart home, including the ability to monitor and reduce their energy use. Our infographic explains which customers to target and how to reach them; check it out!
SCE’s three C’s of smart thermostat program success
Courtney Welch | April 11, 2018
In this video, David Kaintz, Southern California Edison’s senior manager of new product development, describes how the utility built its Save Power Day Incentive Plus smart thermostat program with the customer and three C’s in mind: comfort, choice, and cost.