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Fierce Innovation Awards: Energy Edition Announce Finalists, Simple Energy Recognized

By Kat on September 25, 2014

Boulder, CO (September 25, 2014) – Simple Energy announced today that is has been selected as a finalist in this year’s Fierce Innovation Awards: Energy Edition, a utility- reviewed awards program from the publishers of FierceEnergy and FierceSmartGrid. Simple Energy was recognized as a finalist in the category of Customer Engagement. Simple Energy was selected […]

Techstars: Satisfaction Guaranteed

By Yoav Lurie on September 17, 2014

Few things build as much confidence in a prospective buyer as a money-back guarantee. Not only because she can rest assured that she could get her money back if she were to be unsatisfied; but, more importantly, she knows that the vendor is so confident in his product that he’s willing to stand behind it […]

Dinosaurs, corporations, and the changing utility business model.

By Kat on September 15, 2014

How to explain gaps in a fossil record? The theory of punctuated equilibrium – first proffered by paleontologists Niles Eldridge and Stephen Jay Gould in 1972 in response to a puzzling absence of transitory dinosaur fossils – suggests that evolution does not occur gradually over long periods of time (phyletic gradualism). Rather, punctuated equilibrium holds […]

Simple Energy’s Startup Space

By Kat on August 11, 2014

TechStars recently did a 1-minute video on Simple Energy’s amazing office space and how our mission of motivating people to save energy has been weaved into the office culture.

Why Simple Energy is backing Tom Christie’s Django REST Framework on Kickstarter

By Kat on July 22, 2014

Today, we backed Tom Christie’s Django REST Framework Kickstarter at the Platinum level. I’m Kit La Touche, a web developer here at Simple Energy. I’m going to talk a little bit about why this was worth it to us. At Simple Energy, we’ve been transitioning our core web stack to Django, for the increased reliability, […]

Milton Hydro Is Partnering With Simple Energy To Drive Energy Conservation Through Community Engagement

By Kat on July 15, 2014

Boulder, CO (July 14, 2014) – Milton Hydro, in partnership with Simple Energy, will deliver a social benchmarking program to residential customers in Milton, Ont., beginning later this July. Funded by the Ontario Power Authority’s Conservation Fund, the Milton Community Energy Challenge will demonstrate how a community engagement program can deliver behaviour-based energy conservation. Customers […]

Investor-owned utilities are going online for public support

By Kat on July 8, 2014

“We Stand For Energy“, an internet-based media campaign, recently launched to help build support among the public and policymakers for a projected $90 billion spend by investor-owned utilities (IOUs) on grid modernization, cleaner energy resources, energy efficiency and more. By encouraging dialogue through the “We Stand For Energy” online campaign, IOUs hope to make the case […]

Simple Energy bikes, hikes, and runs for charity.

By Cara Jo Miller on May 2, 2014

When we’re not motivating utility customers to save energy, the team at Simple Energy is expending our own energy on the beautiful trails of Boulder, Colorado. We have runners, hikers, bikers, climbers, and triathletes. There’s no shortage of vertical and horizontal miles being logged. May 1st marked the start of Simple Energy’s participation in the […]