IOU Articles

Helping Customers Navigate the Electric Vehicle Experience

Ratepayers have long indicated their preference that their electric utility be involved with the installation of EVSE, whether it means the utility’s employees or a third party recommended or engaged by the utility. They are likely to contact you for information on local contractors who are available to safely install their chargers – HomeServe’s research found that nearly 30 percent will turn to their utilities for charger help. However, having a charger close at hand doesn’t completely relieve them of anxiety, because nearly three-quarters worry about their Level-2 charger malfunctioning or breaking.

Customer Choice Shown to Positively Impact CSAT Scores

It is well-documented giving customers choices and the opportunity for interaction improves customer satisfaction, and that, in turn, improves ROI. Recent market research has shown that customers also appreciate recommendations from their energy provider. Tools such...

Energy Efficiency: Why Are Some Homeowners Unengaged?

Energy efficiency is an important part of many utilities’ demand-side management and outreach efforts, but your message may be ignored, or your customer simply may not be able afford the repairs, replacements or upgrades needed to make their homes more energy...

Economic Shock Impacts Industry with Unpaid Utility Bills

An estimated 179 million Americans are at risk to lose utility service as moratoriums expire and unpaid utility bills come due. Unpaid electric and gas bills are expected to total more than $24 billion by the end of the year, a debt that is four times larger than last year’s. Indicators signal that the economic shock isn’t yet over – a Census Bureau survey reveals that one-third of Americans continue to struggle to pay their bills.

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