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 […]

Saving Energy One Tax Return at a Time

By Yoav Lurie on April 13, 2015

If you’re reading this, hopefully your taxes are filed. If not, you can come back after you hit send on the return. Welcome back! Hopefully you’re getting a nice check from the government. If not, we’re here to help for next year’s deadline with some major energy-efficient upgrades to your house. The Residential Energy Efficient […]

Register today for a webinar co-hosted with SDG&E!

By Yoav Lurie on April 6, 2015

Topic: SDG&E Marketplace: Expanding the Utility-Customer Experience Join us! Presenters: Kyle Weiss, Director of Product Management at Simple Energy Tishmari Lewis, Program Manager at San Diego Gas & Electric When: Thurs., April 9 2 p.m. EDT We are gearing up here at Simple Energy for our second year exhibiting at the annual CS Week Conference!  We […]

Take Me Out to the Energy-Efficient Ballgame

By Yoav Lurie on April 3, 2015

It’s finally starting to feel like spring. The skis are going back in storage and we’re saying our annual goodbye to our flannel pajamas. And most importantly, the warm weather stretch means baseball is coming. While you might not think a company that is working to educate the world on energy efficiency would be excited […]

Let’s Give Them Something to Talk About

By Yoav Lurie on April 1, 2015

The ongoing conversation around utility rates seems as synonymous as the weather — or comparing scars — there always seems to be a “one-up” theme. “How much was your energy bill last month? Ours was $150 and we keep the thermostat at 68 degrees.” “Well, ours was $200 and we didn’t even turn it on.” […]

Reducing Energy Consumption is a Two-Way Street

By Yoav Lurie on March 23, 2015

Energy consumption and efficiency from utilities and their customers travels in both directions. With one in three U.S. households planning to move in the next five years, that’s $7.4 trillion to be spent on home purchases. The time is now for utilities to draw a dotted line down the middle of the road, and tap […]