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    Nathan Shannon, CEO of SECC, and Elizabeth Moore, Manager at TVA, Join the Energy Central Power Perspectives Podcast to Highlight Utility Program Needs for Renters


    March 24, 2022 - Energy Central

     

      The latest episode of the Energy Central Power Perspectives Podcast featured an in depth conversation with Nathan Shannon, CEO of the Smart Energy Consumer Collaborative (SECC), and Elizabeth Moore, Manager of Commercial Energy Solutions at Tennessee Valley Authority (TVA). SECC recently published a report entitled "Understanding the Needs and Wants of Renters," offering insights into how best to reach the often challenging market of residents who don't own their homes with utility programs and offerings. The insights gleaned from this study have already provided fuel for TVA to tackle these critical customers, so Nathan and Elizabeth were both primed to share first-hand insights with the podcast audience.

      Households that rent their homes have been the least tapped into traditionally by utilities because they often lack the capital and authority for investing in energy programs, but the unfortunate irony is that these are the customers that often carry the most significant energy burden and could thus most benefit from assistance to bring down their power bills. As Nathan noted:

      Any type of program that a utility can partner with landlords, multi-family property owners to bridge that gap and open the door for renters to be involved in a program or offering will encourage much more participation. We saw some fear from consumers in approaching their landlords about asking for upgrades, or maybe it's smart appliances, smart thermostat, but if a program can be developed in partnership with the utility and multifamily property owners and landlords, that will really open the door for those customers for participation.

      This entry into the podcast, like all of the series episodes, can be found on all major podcast outlets, including iTunes and Spotify, or it can be listened to directly on the Energy Central platform. Give it a listen and share your reaction in the comments.

      Episode #74 'Understanding What Renters Need from Their Utilities' With Nathan Shannon, CEO of Smart Energy Consumer Collaborative, and Elizabeth Moore, Manager of Commercial Energy Solutions at TVA [an Energy Central Power Perspectives™ Podcast]

      About Energy Central Podcast Series:

      The ‘Energy Central Power Perspectives™ Podcast’ features conversations with thought leaders in the utility sector. At least twice monthly, we connect with an Energy Central Power Industry Network community member to discuss compelling topics that impact professionals who work in the power industry. Some podcasts may be a continuation of thought-provoking posts or discussions started in the community or with an industry leader that is interested in sharing their expertise and doing a deeper dive into hot topics or issues relevant to the industry.

      The ‘Energy Central Power Perspectives™ Podcast’ is the premiere podcast series from Energy Central, a Power Industry Network of Communities built specifically for professionals in the electric power industry and a place where professionals can share, learn, and connect in a collaborative environment. Supported by leading industry organizations, our mission is to help global power industry professionals work better. Since 1995, we’ve been a trusted news and information source for professionals working in the power industry, and today our managed communities are a place for lively discussions, debates, and analysis to take place. If you’re not yet a member, visit www.EnergyCentral.com to register for free and join over 200,000 of your peers working in the power industry.

      The Energy Central Power Perspectives™ Podcast is hosted by Jason Price, Community Ambassador of Energy Central. Jason is a Business Development Executive at West Monroe, working in the East Coast Energy and Utilities Group. Jason is joined in the podcast booth by the producer of the podcast, Matt Chester, who is also the Community Manager of Energy Central and energy analyst/independent consultant in energy policy, markets, and technology.

      If you want to be a guest on a future episode of the Energy Central Power Perspectives™ Podcast, let us know! We'll be pulling guests from our community members who submit engaging content that gets our community talking, and perhaps that next guest will be you! Likewise, if you see an article submitted by a fellow Energy Central community member that you'd like to hear about in more detail, feel free to send us a note to nominate them. To contact us, email community@energycentral.com. Podcast interviews are free for Expert Members and professionals who work for a utility. We have package offers available for solution providers and vendors.

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