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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.
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.
Leader Perspectives on the Clean Power Plan
Michael Shepard, Jim Rogers, Ralph Cavanagh, Sue Kelly, John Di Stasio | March 29, 2018
Four members of the E Source advisory board discussed the implications and realities of the US Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Power Plan—an Obama administration policy aimed at curbing global warming.
Move Away from the Anti-solar Moniker, Be a DER Educator
Alanya Schofield | December 13, 2017
Historically, utilities have been hesitant to provide solar options and information to customers because of load- and revenue-loss concerns. Unfortunately, this has led to many utilities being branded as anti-solar.
Battery killers: How water heaters have evolved into grid-scale energy-storage devices
David Podorson | September 9, 2014
Most people think of their water heater as a device designed solely for heating bath water or helping to wash a sink full of dishes. But electric water heaters can provide some of the most rapidly responding, flexible, scalable, and cost-effective energy storage available.