Welcome new Simple Energy rock stars!

We are happy to welcome two new rock stars to Simple Energy, Nick Pleis and Amit Kumar. Both are joining the development team, helping us to keep building creative new ways to help people have fun saving energy. We’re also still hiring for other positions including development, sales, and summer internships, so check it out…

CTSI Utility Technology Challenge semifinalists selected

Simple Energy was selected today as one of the CTSI Utility Technology Challenge semifinalists from among over 150 applicants, placing us in the running to be chosen as a finalist to present at TechConnect World in Santa Clara in June. Semifinalists are chosen for demonstrating exceptional promise in the areas of: pollution monitoring and reduction, HVAC,…

Discussing Green Button and Smart Grid in Boulder

Today at a conference called An Electric Grid for the 21st Century at the University of Colorado Law School, Simple Energy joined utility industry experts, regulators, and government representatives in discussing the benefits of the Green Button Initiative and smart grid. Describing how the Green Button is enabling customer engagement in smart grid, Justin Segall of…

Simple Energy joins Smart Grid Consumer Collaborative

Simple Energy has recently become a member of the Smart Grid Consumer Collaborative (SGCC), a leading organization dedicated to the conversation surrounding customer engagement in smart grid.  Simple Energy was motivated to join SGCC because we believe that the customer is an essential participant in the smart grid discussion and achieving real results in energy…

Communicating the benefits of smart grid to customers

Utilities should seize the opportunity to effectively communicate the benefits of smart grid to their customers now, while they can still be quickly converted into advocates, according to a recent article by Phil Carson that asserts there continues to be “few consumer negatives around smart grid, which remains fuzzy.” Recent studies by the Smart Grid…

The importance of incubators for clean tech startups

A recent article on TechCrunch highlighted a new clean tech startup incubator called Greenstart, which has decided to narrow its focus to companies that are “sexy” enough to attract investors. This got us thinking about how important it is to have incubators for clean tech startups in particular, as we were fortunate to receive support…