Energy Central Special Issue Guidelines and Process

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Energy Central Special Issue Guidelines and Process

Energy Central's digital Special Issues provide a unique opportunity to put your content in front of 30,000+ professionals in the industry. Our Special Issues are one of our most-read E-Newsletters. All approved article submissions will be published in one of Energy Central Communities, the corresponding Network Stream, and under the Special Issue Topic Tag.

Content Guidelines

  • For our Special Issue Series, we are looking for in-depth thought leadership articles around the Special Issue topic. 

  •  Length is ideally 5 - 10 paragraphs. 

  • Charts are welcome and encouraged. 

  • Direct product pitches and product brochures will not be accepted, even for paid partners.

If you work for a Utility, IPP, RTO, or Government agencywe welcome all thought leadership article submissions. There is no cost for your submission, and you can mention your company in the article. Please move down to the "About the Process" section for content guidelines, our process, and more.

As a Solution Provider/Vendor: there are two ways you can participate in our Special Issues:

Option1: Participate as a Content Partner with Featured Content and Sponsorship Recognition. This option includes the following:

  • Guaranteed inclusion in the Special Issue Newsletter
    • Submitted content needs to meet our Special Issue criteria as an in-depth thought leadership piece around the specific topic focus. Length is ideally 5-10 paragraphs. Charts and graphics are encouraged and welcome! Featured Resources like Case Studies, White Papers, etc., are also accepted.
  • Content will be promoted in additional Network Newsletters.
  • Content will be published under a custom-branded company page. Follow the link for an example.
  • Content will be promoted through our social channels of 100K plus.
  • Product mentions and company links may be included.
  • Sponsorship recognition

To learn how you can contribute an article or become an official content sponsor of this special issue, please get in touch with a client representative at or Download our Product Guide now for more information. 


Option 2: Participate as an independent author sharing an in-depth thought leadership article

This option does not guarantee article inclusion in the Special Issue Newsletter or under the Special Issue Topic Page. We may, however, approve the article to be posted in the Community.

  • If you have already received a "free" thought leadership article in another issue, yours will likely not be included in this edition. We limit each issue to about 8-10 articles.
  • Under this option, you cannot have any product mentions or company links in the article. any article submitted that with mentioned will be declined unless you choose to participate as a content sponsor.


Energy Central Profile
  • To post an article, the author of the article MUST have an Energy Central Profile.
  • If an article has multiple authors, we will post the article under a primary author's profile. Other authors will be referenced in the article.
    • We highly encourage all authors to have an EC profile.
    • You can set up a profile here.
About the Special Issue Process:
  • Abstracts for articles (optional)
    • You may submit an abstract (article idea). We do not require abstracts to be submitted. 
    • We will review your abstract and notify you within 2 business days if it fits our Special Issue theme.
    • You will then have until our article submission deadline to submit your article for the Special Issue.
  • Article Submission
    • When you submit an article, we will send an email notification that we received the article within 2 business days.
    • We review articles first to determine if they are appropriate for our community platform.
    • Articles approved to be in the community will then be reviewed for our Special Issue.
    • If your article is approved for our community platform, we will post it and send you a link to make any necessary edits.
      • Articles approved and posted to a community are NOT necessarily approved for the Special Issue.  
      • If your article contains promotional content, we will provide you with an option to invest in a promoted spot or remove the promotional content.
    • Once we have determined our Special Issue line-up, we will send you an email notification as to whether your article has been approved to appear in our Special Issue or not. 
    • All paid articles are guaranteed a spot in the Special Issue newsletter. 
    • Approximately one month after the Newsletter deploys, you will receive an email notification with your total view count.          

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