Use it or Lose it: Keeping Your Seat at the Head of the Trusted Energy Advisor’s Table

Research confirms that most utility customers view their incumbent provider as their trusted energy advisor — yet they are open to other entities if they seem more responsive to their needs. This article, published in the Summer 2017 issue of Western Energy magazine, examines that to maintain a leadership position, utilities must move beyond their …

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Low Income Energy Issues Forum

The Low Income Energy Issues Forum (LIEIF) is comprised of utility directors and program administrators, energy service providers, state regulatory commissioners and staff, energy assistance administrators, social service providers, consumer advocates, creative and marketing firms, and product and software vendors. The Forum proposes innovative and integrated policies and approaches that help close the widening gap …

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Grid Alternatives

GRID Alternatives’ vision is a successful transition to clean, renewable energy that includes everyone. Its mission is to make renewable energy technology and job training accessible to underserved communities. GRID Alternatives was an active member of the Low Income Consumer Solar Working Group and Tom Figel, Director of Community Solar, was a co-chair collaborating with …

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The Energy Futures Initiative (EFI)

The Energy Futures Initiative (EFI) is a not-for-profit organization dedicated to driving innovation in energy tech, policy & business models. EFI was founded in 2017 by former U.S. Secretary of Energy Ernest J. Moniz with Principals Melanie Kenderdine and Joseph Hezir. EFI conducts objective, fact-based and rigorous technical, economic, financial and policy analyses supported by a …

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Smart Grid Communications Top Line Findings

Published by DEFG LLC in June 2012, this DTECH EcoAlign report examines breakthrough outreach and education strategies and tactics appearing at innovative utilities throughout North America. Distinguishing among trends by deployment sequence, regional variances, and types of communication vehicles and channels, this study helps utilities engage the full range of consumers in their service territories.