Outsmart the heat: Learn the benefits of a smart thermostat

By Yoav Lurie on June 29, 2015

How smart thermostats save you energy and money Sounds like a buzzword — “smart thermostats” — right? Just another technology trend that is going to disappear as fast as it arrived. Well, not exactly. Check in with your local utility to find out what rebate programs may be available in your area for energy-efficiency household […]

What is Demand Response?

By Yoav Lurie on June 18, 2015

AKA Peak Events or Peak Hours — Learn what it means for you, the grid, and your electric bill Hotter temps outside mean many of us will be turning to air conditioning and other devices to stay cool inside this summer. All this electric-powered cooling puts a lot of strain on the electric grid, and […]

Simple Energy CEO Selected as Finalist for Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year Awards

By Yoav Lurie on June 5, 2015

Simple Energy is honored to have our own CEO and Founder Yoav Lurie selected as a finalist for the Ernst & Young Entrepreneur Of The Year awards, which recognizes the entrepreneurs that have made significant achievements and taken the road less traveled to launch new companies, open new markets and fuel job growth. CEO and Founder of […]

In the News Recap: Denver Water Takes Jay-Z to Task Over Water Cost

By Yoav Lurie on June 1, 2015

Last week, Denver Water wrote an open letter to Jay-Z in response to his recent New York Times interview in which he said “water is free….you should drink free water from the tap.” In the open letter, Denver Water corrected him, saying not only is water not free, but “some people can’t pay their water […]

Pedal to the Energy-Efficient Metal

By Yoav Lurie on May 15, 2015

Commuting to work is never fun, but it can be made a bit more interesting if you hop on the saddle and take the bike into the office. Bike to Work Week, celebrated throughout the United States May 11-15, is just the time to kick a good habit into gear. Colorado, known for its active […]

3 Takeaways from CS Week 39

By Yoav Lurie on May 8, 2015

CS Week 39 in Charlotte, NC was a great time. Take a look inside our notebook to see what the industry is talking about. Here are some notes we took on the latest industry happenings:   Customer engagement is not just a trend in the industry, but the new industry norm. Utility customers expect more than […]

Utilities Acting Like Small Businesses is a Big Deal

By Yoav Lurie on May 1, 2015

Next week, the spotlight will shine on small businesses across the country with the kickoff of National Small Business Week. This week recognizes the critical contributions of America’s entrepreneurs and small business owners, while also highlights the key components that make small businesses so beloved: emphasis on customer service, devotion to community and over delivering […]

In the News Recap: WaPo on the changing ways we power our homes

By Yoav Lurie on April 21, 2015

Last week, Washington Post energy reporter Chris Mooney continued to shine a much-needed spotlight on energy in the home — Read: Report: The way we power our homes may be on the verge of a major change. In the article, Mooney writes about the Solar Energy Industries Association noting rapid growth in the rooftop solar […]