Consumers Energy, Simple Energy Team up For Utility E-commerce Platform Launch in Michigan

Boulder, CO – October 21, 2015 – Simple Energy, a Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) company that uses behavioral science, big data analytics, and digital marketing to educate and empower consumers on energy consumption, and Consumers Energy, Michigan’s largest utility, today announced a collaboration that will integrate Simple Energy’s Marketplace platform into Consumers Energy’s existing energy efficiency program.…

5 Tips for Creating a Beautiful Online Store

Most utility customers don’t think of their utility as a retailer. But that perception is changing as utilities redefine their role in their customers’ lives and seek to improve customer engagement with new business models. Digital marketplaces are gaining acceptance across the country. Here are a few beneficial tips we’ve found for driving e-commerce traffic.…

A smart way to help save: the smart thermostat

It seems difficult to be in the energy efficiency space and not be talking about smart thermostats, especially, since they are considered the most wanted connected-home device. We surveyed more than 350 Colorado residents to better understand statewide knowledge and habits when it comes to heating and cooling their homes. And the survey results are…

What is Demand Response?

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…

Pedal to the Energy-Efficient Metal

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…