E Source Launches Regulatory Trends Service

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E Source, a leading research and advisory firm, is pleased to announce the launch of the E Source Regulatory Trends Service. This new offering will help utilities and their solution providers stay ahead of the knowledge curve in the rapidly changing utility business and operational landscape.

No other regulatory tracking service provides 50-state coverage and regulatory context-setting for the topical areas that are most relevant to E Source members.

The US utility market is undergoing major upheaval from both a business and a policy perspective. Across the country, regulators and public utilities commissions are examining the best ways to change the utility business model, giving consumers access to usage data and integrating distributed energy resources into grid operations. In a recent web conference, E Source highlighted several current regulatory proceedings that exemplify these trends and described how they could not only change how business with utilities is conducted in a given state, but also how their effects might ripple across the country. To learn more, access the archived web conference.

E Source has been providing intelligence to utilities and industry solution providers for more than 25 years, and the newly created E Source Regulatory Trends Service builds on that legacy, giving members the resources they need to understand the most pressing national and regional regulatory trends. The service monitors and interprets commissions, dockets, and regulatory dynamics on a national scale and provides insider context, expertise, and knowledge.

“One element of the new service is the Regulatory Trends Database, which contains regulatory proceedings from all 50 states. Having all of the proceedings in one place saves utilities a huge amount of time. More important, we layer analysis on top of the proceedings,” says Rachel Reiss Buckley, director of customer solutions for E Source. “In typical E Source style, we provide context via an easy-to-understand summary as well as ongoing updates about a given proceeding. In addition to the database, members gain access to monthly in-depth analysis of the hottest topics—from demand-side management and smart grid to distributed energy resources and the utility business model.”

“We’re excited about taking our relationships with utilities to a more strategic level by providing on-demand regulatory trend consulting,” Buckley adds. “No other regulatory tracking service provides 50-state coverage and regulatory context-setting for the topical areas that are most relevant to E Source members.”

E Source has partnered with E9 Insight to provide regulatory expertise for the new service. “Our regulatory research team has the skills to interpret proceedings and maintains deep connections with relevant stakeholders, including commissioners, commission staff, and advocates. We’re uniquely positioned to help E Source members navigate the changing nature of the utility regulatory environment,” says Cameron Brooks, president of E9 Insight. “Together, E Source and E9 are well equipped to help utilities and their solution providers stay ahead of patterns and trends that will affect their businesses. With the E Source Regulatory Trends Service, management teams can get in front of the constantly evolving regulatory landscape, gather data that will inform strategic planning, and understand how to position different issues with regulators and stakeholders.”

To learn more about the E Source Regulatory Trends Service, visit http://www.esource.com/rts.

About E Source
For 26 years, E Source has been providing unbiased, objective research and advisory services to over 300 utilities and large energy users. Our energy experts have answered more than 8,000 questions over the past 3 years. This guidance helps our customers advance their efficiency programs, enhance customer relationships, and use energy more efficiently.

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