New Efficiency Program Drives Consumer Energy Savings and Bolsters Product Sales with Instant Utility Rebates

By Mallory Combs on October 11, 2016

New York utility, Orange & Rockland’s new behavioral energy efficiency and rewards program incentivizes customers to save energy while boosting sales in the utility’s online marketplace. The synergistic combination of My ORU Advisor and My ORU Store – both powered by Boulder-based SaaS company Simple Energy – was selected to help Orange & Rockland revolutionize […]

Dog Days and Demand Response Savings

By Mallory Combs on July 11, 2016

Summer’s in full swing and for most utilities across the country, so is the peak season for Demand Response events. Demand Response (DR) programs are becoming an increasingly popular tool used by utilities to mediate the strain on the energy grid caused by high demand during extreme weather conditions. For years utilities have negotiated with […]

Abandon Me Not: Using Reputation, Education and Simplification to Increase Sales of Efficiency Products

By Mallory Combs on July 8, 2016

As energy-efficient technology continues to grow and change, it’s hard for customers to stay up to date on which products work best, are compatible with their system and are the right choice for their particular needs. Too many options without enough information creates indecision and uncertainty. We don’t want customers to think a purchase is […]

Abandon Me Not: How Simple Energy is Keeping Customers and Driving Sales

By Mallory Combs on July 1, 2016

As online stores continue to flood the market, e-commerce shopping cart abandonment is at an all time high. One compilation of 33 different studies shows the average cart abandonment rate is 68 percent. So how do online stores encourage customers to complete their purchase? Simple Energy has hit upon a few tricks that successfully increased […]

Rewards Motivate Customers to Save Big on Energy

By Mallory Combs on May 24, 2016

National Grid adds rewards to its Smart Energy Solutions Program to further motivate customers to save energy. Boulder, Colo. – 23 May 2016 After realizing 2.3 million kWh in energy savings in the first year of its smart grid pilot program, Massachusetts utility National Grid has upped the ante to achieve even greater savings in 2016. […]

How to Defeat Your Energy Vampires

By Mallory Combs on May 10, 2016

  Take a tour of an American home and you’re bound to find the glowing eyes of vampire loads in nearly every room. Vampire loads, or the energy used by electrical appliances that are not in use, are increasingly becoming substantial energy drainers with some estimates showing their yearly cost as high as $200, or […]

Central Hudson and Simple Energy Promote Energy Efficiency with New Online Store and Engagement Platform

By Mallory Combs on April 27, 2016

CenHub empowers New York customers in the Mid-Hudson Valley to save energy and money through energy insights, tips, and discounted energy-efficient products. Central Hudson Gas & Electric Corporation launched CenHub – a digital program that lets customers take control of their energy use, utility account and energy savings in a centralized, online location. Powered by […]

Top 10 Pieces of Swag from CS Week

By Mallory Combs on

CS Week is in full swing and Simple Energy is excited to focus on the importance of customer-centered services that are enjoyable and deliver value. Drop by our booth (#907 in the exhibition hall) to find out how Simple Energy’s customer engagement and e-commerce platforms can help position your company to become the utility of the future. […]