Archives - January 2016

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Jan

BYOT and Behavioral Energy Efficiency

New tech, same old story New energy efficiency technologies are exciting, but tech can only work as well as its users allow. Even while the Internet of Things (IoT) keeps inching home automation toward true, integrated experience worthy of the moniker, “smart home,” issues with user behavior persist. If users aren’t educated and motivated to …

19
Jan

Beyond Supply: Utilities’ Social, Digital Future

What do Facebook or Twitter matter to utilities?  According to some industry executives, social media is a critical foundation to the evolved business model.  In the traditional model, everything once revolved around selling and delivering gas, water, or electricity through a network of lines (as summarized by a recent IDC Energy Insights white paper1 discussed …

5
Jan

Four Utility and Customer Engagement Lessons for 2015

The new year is here, and we’re in the season for looking back and summing up the the year that has passed with retrospectives and year-end research results. Here are four from 2015 with takeaways for utilities interested in customer engagement. The Energy Business 1. The Grid Edge 2015 Year in Review Discussion of the …