The UtilityXpert Roundup by EnergyX - January 11th
Grocery stores…healthcare…is energy next? This week in the UtilityXpert roundup, the industry is making waves about data, the possibility of Amazon invading our business and more.
Utilities know they need to become more data-driven. It’s becoming more and more important in a marketplace that’s increasingly unregulated. Now more than ever, utilities must utilize data to get value out of their campaigns.
California's largest utilities last month published ICA 2.0 to better assist renewables developers in identifying ideal locations for new projects. Renewable energy is in demand, but the interconnection process can create uncertainty. Pacific Gas & Electric, Southern California Edison and San Diego Gas & Electric's ICA 2.0 maps are all online now.
Utility adds DR and smart home capabilities to wholesale offering (Smart Energy International)
Griddy Energy entered the utility market by connecting consumers directly to wholesale energy markets via an app. We think it’s awesome how consumers can now connect the app to smart homes using IFTTT, which really improves the customer experience.
Is Amazon headed for utilities next? We never saw it coming when they gobbled up Whole Foods; perhaps energy consumption is Mr. Bezos’ next play.
Navigant Names Top Players in Competitive Energy Storage Market (Energy Manager Today)
Navigant has always produced quality reports, but we love the point that utilities need to move past project development and move towards integrated solutions. We couldn’t agree more that silos within an organization kill utility success.