After a panel session at our ETS@researchtriangle event, a recent article, and subsequent LinkedIn discussions, we've gotten into a whole mess of questions around energy education. These questions include: What is causing the shortage of STEM students in energy? How do we best get students involved in the power industry?Article
Commonwealth Edison (ComEd) has found a way to avoid one of its major pain points for approximately 1.5 million of its 7.8 million customers.By leveraging Opower's platform to connect with customers using their preferred channel -- Internet, interactive voice response (IVR), or paper – ComEd, one of the first utilities to utilize Opower's segmentation and targeting tools, is ensuring higher levels of engagement.Article
The impact of an effective environmental strategy can no longer be denied. And for the utility industry, planning and managing an approach to environment challenges is the key to future success with regulators and the public. Utilities that excel in customers' eyes when it comes to the environment experience higher customer and regulator appreciation, while utilities without an effective environmental market position or strategy already feel the pain of customer criticism.Article
For quite some time, pockets of interest have been forming around the linkage between energy and water. The nature of this interest is based on an upward spiral that exists between energy usage and water usage.In the simplest terms, an increase in one results in an increase in the other. We need to find a way to break this cycle.Article
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