Xcel Energy launches online store to Minnesota customers

We are excited for our Utility partner Xcel Energy! After seeing great success with their online store, XcelEnergyStore.com, for their Colorado residential customers, Xcel Energy has made the store available to its Minnesota customers to save energy and money. The online store offers Minnesota residents a $50 instant rebate and free shipping on smart thermostats…

Exceeding Goals at Low-Cost with an Energy Marketplace

Multiple changes are happening across Ontario’s energy sector. With the Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) and the Conservation First Framework providing new solutions for local distribution companies (LDC) to achieve their goals, selecting the right business model for you can be challenging. Ontario’s energy sector has undergone a tremendous amount of innovation over the last…

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…