E Source Adds Demand-Side Management Expert to Consulting Solutions Team

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E Source is pleased to announce that Dan Dent has been hired as the new vice president of Demand-Side Management (DSM) Consulting. In this role, he will be responsible for crafting and executing consulting solutions to help utility clients improve their DSM program portfolios and benchmark their energy-efficiency performance.

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I couldn’t be more pleased about the team we’ve assembled to deliver outstanding customized consulting solutions.

“We’re pleased to bring Dan on board because he embodies the expertise, passion, and industry know-how that our utility customers have come to expect from E Source,” says Mike Hildebrand, vice president of Consulting Solutions. “Dan’s deep utility experience and perceptive insights on the future of DSM will help utilities build stronger portfolios and enhance their positions in the industry.”

With more than 28 years of experience in the utility and energy-efficiency industry, Dent will be able to deliver innovative, actionable, and value-based solutions to complex utility problems. He has extensive experience with designing, implementing, and evaluating DSM portfolios and utility customer-focused campaigns. For the past five years, Dent led the development and implementation of utility client DSM portfolios and programs for several utilities as a third-party implementer and directed energy-efficiency program implementation areas, including trade ally management, program marketing, call center operations, rebate processing, and program management.

Prior to that, Dent worked at Questar Corp. for more than 23 years. He conceived and developed the nationally recognized ThermWise DSM portfolio for Questar Gas and held senior-level positions in departments focused on DSM, marketing, community relations, distribution-system expansion, and business development. Dent has also served on the Southwest Energy Efficiency Project’s (SWEEP’s) Board of Directors and the Consortium for Energy Efficiency’s Program Advisory Committee. In 2009, SWEEP recognized him with its Leadership in Energy Efficiency Award. He has a BS in marketing and an MBA.

“The E Source consulting practice develops meaningful solutions for important needs in the utility industry,” says Dent. “I’m excited to be part of this experienced, smart, innovative team and to work hand in hand with leading utilities and energy-efficiency industry professionals.”

“I couldn’t be more pleased about the team we’ve assembled to deliver outstanding customized consulting solutions,” says Hildebrand. “With experts in customer experience, DSM, business account management, and segmentation, we provide the guidance our clients need to move forward on significant and strategic projects.”

E Source consultants are the leading experts in their fields, combining deep topical knowledge with an extensive background in the energy industry. With decades of experience within and external to the utility industry, the consulting team is available to help utilities build strong account management teams, implement a long-term customer experience strategy, segment their business and residential customers, and perform DSM portfolio and trade ally program assessments. Learn more about the full suite of E Source Consulting Solutions at http://www.esource.com/consulting.

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For 26 years, E Source has been providing research, consulting, and market research to over 300 utilities and DSM Solution Providers. This guidance helps our customers advance their efficiency programs, enhance customer relationships, and use energy more efficiently.

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