Archives - June 2015


The Internet of Every Thing: Smart Home Edition

IoT: the Internet of Things The Internet of Things, or IoT, has been defined as “a development of the Internet in which everyday objects have network connectivity, allowing them to send and receive data.” According to the research firm Gartner, 3.9 billion connected things were used in 2014 and by 2020, it is expected to …


Tesla’s Take on Technology and the Changing Utility Business Model

This blog is inspired by interesting articles found on Utility Dive and Quartz.   Business shifting utility industry Elon Musk and Tesla are constantly making the headlines – the business is creating disruption, and its real news. Tesla is fundamentally changing the economics of energy and many are asking how its innovations will impact the utility …


Why Can’t We Be Friends? The New Utility-Customer Relationship

This blog is inspired by a very interesting article on Intelligent Utility.   Utility-Customer Relationship As far as customer relationships go, consumers do not often consider their relationship with their utility as anything special. Think about it: when is the last time you experienced outstanding customer service and felt admiration or loyalty for your utility …


Consumer Engagement Solution to California Drought

Throughout the past several months, news outlets have informed the public of the historical water shortage in California that has just recently transformed into a crisis. On Tuesday, the Los Angeles Times published an article saying that statewide water conservation has improved since earlier this year but the southern counties lag behind the northern counties …