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Tell Us Your Energy Efficiency Story—Energy Central and AESP are looking for your stories on energy efficiency programs across the utility sector

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As Energy Central continues with our wildly popular Hot Topic Issues (did you check out the recent newsletters we assembled on Blockchain in Utilities and DERs?), this month we’re teaming up with the Association of Energy Service Professionals (AESP) to bring the enthusiasm and knowledge of our Energy Management and Energy & Sustainability Networks to task on sharing lessons learned and best practices in the field of energy efficiency programs.

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After lots of research, trial and error, pilot programs, and implementation, the professionals across the utility sector have surely identified paths to success and recipes for failure across utility energy efficiency initiatives. The lessons learned along the way are invaluable, and we invite you to share that wisdom with the rest of the Energy Central community as we all work towards the common goal of efficient, reliable, and affordable energy for customers.

A special issue newsletter dedicated to this Hot Topic and approved submissions received will be distributed on October 30th.

Utility Professionals
For those of you who have worked tirelessly on your organizations’ energy efficiency initiatives, we need to hear from you! How has your company approached energy efficiency programs to find success in reducing total energy demand, saving customers money, and maximizing the reliability of the grid? What roadblocks have you encountered in implementing those energy efficiency programs, and how did you overcome them? Share your lessons learned so your peers across the industry can learn from your experience!

Industry Thought Leaders
Thought leaders in the energy industry, we’d love for you to submit your relevant studies, analyses, and insights into these energy efficiency topics as well. For example, perhaps you’re able to write on one of the following topics:

  • How do you effectively change customer behavior towards energy-efficient practices?
  • What benefits are experienced by energy providers when they invest in energy efficiency programs?
  • What emerging technologies are making new types of energy efficiency programs possible?
  • How important is the digitization of utility data towards optimally implementing energy efficiency programs?
  • What are the relative costs and benefits of investing in efficiency as opposed to newer, cleaner generation?
  • How highly should decisionmakers at utilities be prioritizing their energy efficiency programs?

Of course, there are countless other relevant ideas and topics in the world of energy efficiency programs, so get creative and talk about what you know best. Let the rest of the community benefit from your experience and expertise!

Solution Providers
We are offering special content sponsorship for this issue, representing a great opportunity to reach our Energy Management Network and Energy & Sustainability Network, communities with a combined audience of 26,000+ subscribers. For more information, download the special issue guide now or you may contact us at

To Participate:
Send your submissions to with the subject “Energy Efficiency 2019.” Alternatively, community members can submit articles directly to Energy Central using the ‘Start a Post’ button. If you choose to submit it this way, please add the tag Energy Efficiency 2019 (note: please do not type # in front of the tag, that will be added automatically). Further, please schedule your post to go live on the site on October 25 or later to ensure your article is fresh and new for the newsletter!

Due Date:
Whichever submission method you choose, please note the due date for submissions is October 25, 2019.

We look forward to hearing from you, learning from your insights, and sharing in the conversations they will spur in the Energy Central and AESP communities!

Audra C Drazga
VP of The Power Industry Network

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