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Franklin Energy Acquires PlanetEcosystems

Posted By Jamie Delk, Monday, March 19, 2018

Franklin Energy Acquires PlanetEcosystems

Acquisition to extend Franklin Energy’s customer engagement capabilities.

Franklin Energy, a leading national demand side management implementation firm, announced today that it has acquired San Francisco-based PlanetEcosystems, developer of an award-winning customer engagement platform.

“We are continuously looking for ways to innovate and opportunities to improve our utility-client service offerings,” said Paul Schueller, Franklin Energy’s founder and CEO. “In this rapidly changing and advancing industry, this acquisition allows us to look to the future. It will provide our utility client’s customers with a better experience, whether that’s through a personalized customer journey, account portals that dynamically adjust to behavior, or expanded marketplace features in our online stores.”

This acquisition allows the team to provide more value to utility clients by seamlessly connecting energy efficiency, demand response and other distributed energy resources programs through automated participation paths tailored to customers’ needs and desires. The result is portfolio-level programs implemented in a more customer-centric and engaging way.

“The joining of these companies allows for our clients to dramatically expand their service offerings to their customers – from marketplaces to home control and other automated wants and needs,” said Rory Jones, co-founder and president of PlanetEcosystems. “These offerings are particularly important as the utility of the future comes into focus, and our new SaaS offerings provide an easy, low cost and rapidly-deployed solution set.”

“Our expertise is in customer engagement and technology, while Franklin Energy is the expert in utility program implementation,” said Steve Malloy, co-founder and senior vice president of PlanetEcosystems. “Together we will simplify the experience for utility customers by leveraging technology to streamline and integrate program delivery. Together we can deliver a comprehensive, seamless customer journey that is easy for customers to participate in and promotes deeper program participation.”

About Franklin Energy 
With over two decades of both energy efficiency and demand response experience, Franklin Energy designs and implements grid optimization programs for utility, state and municipality clients nationwide and into Canada. The firm’s expertise pinpoints goal-focused solutions for its clients and their customers across residential, multifamily, small business and commercial/industrial markets. As home of Efficiency@Work, Franklin Energy integrates all customer interaction including online application processing and in-field data collection through its technology suite. Franklin Energy provides education based programs and kits under our Resource Action Programs brand.

Tags:  customer engagement  digital  energy efficiency  Franklin Energy  Franklin Energy Services  Franklin Energy Services LLC  planet ecosystems  planetecosystems  utilityenergy 

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ENERGY EFFICIENCY EXPERTS OF TOMORROW SCHOLARSHIP NOW OPEN FOR APPLICATIONS

Posted By Jamie Delk, Thursday, December 7, 2017

Franklin Energy is pleased to announce this year’s Energy Efficiency Experts of Tomorrow scholarship program is now accepting applications. The leading national integrated demand side management program implementation firm’s scholarship is open November 16, 2017 and closes February 1, 2018.

As in previous years, the scholarship is open to all juniors and seniors who are currently enrolled at an accredited college or university with a declared major of either environmental science or engineering.

“Franklin Energy looks forward to the opportunity to support the next generation of demand side management experts,” said Kevin McDonough, Franklin Energy President. "These passionate students are crucial to the industry as they develop their skills and prepare to become the industry’s future.”

Four $5,000 scholarships will be rewarded to students selected by a non-biased third party panel. Students can find full requirements and application forms online.

Tags:  energy  Energy Efficiency  Energy Efficiency Experts of Tomorrow  Engineer  environmental science  Franklin Energy  Franklin Energy Services  Franklin Energy Services LLC  University of Pittsburgh 

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Customer Co-Pays: Driving Faster Adoption of New Technologies Without Breaking the Bank

Posted By Jamie Delk, Tuesday, April 11, 2017

CFLs and programmable thermostats have had success. Both have increased in market share and continue to gain momentum. Newer, and higher priced, measures like LEDs and smart thermostats show significant savings potential but need a co-pay to support initial rollouts.

Click here to read the full blog post and download the eBook.  http://bit.ly/2orCAYd 

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Tags:  copay  co-pay  customer satisfaction  energy  Energy Efficiency  energy efficiency programs  franklin energ  Franklin Energy  Franklin Energy Services  Franklin Energy Services LLC  results  technology 

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The Secret of the Promise Maker

Posted By Jamie Delk, Tuesday, March 28, 2017

Shhh. Don’t tell anyone, but I have the easiest job in the world. I am a Promise Maker. In leading business development efforts over the past decade, the recipe is fairly simple: meet potential clients, listen to their challenges, understand their priorities, and assure them we can solve their problems and help them realize their goals. The proposals and finalist presentations we deliver to potential clients are just that: promises made.

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Tags:  energy  Energy Efficiency  energy efficiency implementer  Expert  Franklin Energy  Franklin Energy Group  Franklin Energy Services  Franklin Energy Services LLC  Goals  Integrity  Promises 

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Franklin Energy Merges With AM Conservation Group to Form Industry Leading Energy Efficiency Services Platform

Posted By Jamie Delk, Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Franklin Energy and AM Conservation Group announced today that they have completed a strategic business combination.  Based in Port Washington, WI, Franklin Energy is a leading implementer and administrator of energy efficiency programs, offering comprehensive utility-focused services across the United States and Canada.  AM Conservation Group is a Charleston, SC-based full service provider of energy and water conservation products and EE program implementation services.  In addition to expanding each company’s energy efficiency program administration capabilities, the combination further serves to bolster their education program and demand response services.

Read the full press release here

Tags:  AM Conservation  AM Conservation Group  Energy Efficiency  Franklin Energy  Franklin Energy Services  Franklin Energy Services LLC  GoodCents  RAP  Resource Action Programs 

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On Demand Savings: The Power to Change the Way We Look at Utility Programs

Posted By Jamie Delk, Friday, September 2, 2016

When most of us think about energy efficiency solutions, we generally think in terms of technologies. We have it quite literally down to a formula. We default to replacing older, inefficient equipment with smarter, more efficient technologies – or installing controls that conserve energy when we don’t need it. And it works. For residential and small business customers, it’s the effective go-to solution for energy efficiency program design.

However, for large commercial building owners or manufacturers (often coined as Commercial and Industrial or C&I customers), there’s another factor that comes into play. Power. 

Read the full On Demand Savings program blog and whitepaper to see how utilities are helping customers save on demand charges – including the real-world challenges and solutions of pilot program success stories.

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Tags:  C&I  commercial and industrial  consultations  demand charges  energy  energy bills  energy dashboard  Energy Efficiency  Franklin Energy  Franklin Energy Services  Franklin Energy Services LLC  ODS  On Demand Savings  power 

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More like Ikea, Less like the IRS

Posted By Franklin Energy, Wednesday, July 13, 2016

I love a good catalog. I’m instantly transported to an idyllic place where my house is flawlessly decorated and organized. The throw pillows complement the loveseat (which matches the rug). Even the dog coordinates with his dog bed tucked neatly in the alcove. Sigh.

As you comb through each spread, there’s also a sense of familiarity. You know the brand. You identify with the look and feel. Recognize the products. You know the names, styles, cost, and ordering them is a cinch with those bolded product codes.

Why can’t everything be so satisfying and simple?

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Debunking Small Business As A Difficult Market

Posted By Franklin Energy, Thursday, June 16, 2016

Debunking Small Businesses as a ‘Difficult’ Market

The small business market seems predestined with its “hard to reach” typecast slapped across every storefront. Dare we even say it’s too difficult to bother targeting? Yet as the saying goes, sometimes what seems like hard work is worth the effort.

Let’s consider why this market is presumed hard to reach in the first place. There are a few reasons. Small businesses typically run under both time-constrained and cash-strapped owners. Staff is spread thin. Revenue fluctuates, depending on outside influences like the economy, construction or location.

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Tags:  customer engagement  energy  Energy Efficiency  energy efficiency programs  engagement  Franklin Energy  Franklin Energy Services  Franklin Energy Services LLC  hard to reach  market  savings  segmentation  small business 

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FRANKLIN ENERGY AWARDS ENERGY EFFICIENCY EXPERTS OF TOMORROW SCHOLARSHIP

Posted By Jamie Delk, Tuesday, May 10, 2016

PORT WASHINGTON, Wis.– Franklin Energy Services, LLC, a leading national energy efficiency program implementation firm, is pleased to announce the 2016 recipients of the annual Energy Efficiency Experts of Tomorrow scholarship. Awardees include Sage Lincoln (University of Pittsburgh) and Andrew Peterson (Iowa State University).

“This is the second year we’ve recognized future professionals through the Energy Efficiency Experts of Tomorrow scholarship program,” said Paul Schueller, Franklin Energy chief executive officer. “The talent came out in full force – beyond our expectations. We’re proud to help keep these future experts motivated in all of their endeavors.”

Franklin Energy will be accepting 2017 submissions later this year. Applicants must currently be enrolled post-secondary juniors or seniors with a declared major in engineering or environmental science.

Recipients will be selected by a non-biased third party panel, with an opportunity to receive $5,000 towards their education. Franklin Energy congratulates all candidates who submitted applications and encourage future qualifying students to apply.

 

About Franklin Energy Services, LLC

With over two decades in the industry, Franklin Energy designs and implements energy efficiency programs for utility, state and municipality clients nationwide and into Canada. The firm pinpoints goal-focused solutions for its clients and their customers across residential, multifamily, small business and commercial/industrial markets. As home of Efficiency@Work, Franklin Energy integrates all customer interaction including online application processing and in-field data collection through its technology suite.  Franklin Energy recently acquired Resource Action Programs, a designer and implementer of education based programs and kits. www.franklinenergy.com

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FRANKLIN ENERGY RECOGNIZED WITH THREE BUSINESS MARKETING ASSOCIATION AWARDS

Posted By Jamie Delk, Thursday, May 5, 2016

PORT WASHINGTON, Wis.– Franklin Energy Services, LLC, a leading national energy efficiency program implementation firm, is honored to receive three awards from the 2016 BMA Milwaukee Bell Awards.

BMA Milwaukee recognizes B2B marketers and communicators in southeastern Wisconsin for their work over the past year, including categories such as print, campaigns, tradeshow presence, collateral, digital and more. BMA announced the Excellence and Bell Award winners Thursday, April 21.

A national judging panel reviewed 131 submissions, ultimately narrowing down to name one best of show, 23 Bell Award winners and 42 Excellence Award winners. Franklin Energy took home the top Bell Award in the ‘Digital Campaign’ category, along with Excellence Awards in ‘Self Promotion’ and ‘Printing.’ This is the third consecutive year Franklin Energy has submitted and been honored by the premier B2B Marketing Association.

“Our internal corporate communications, marketing and creative teams are behind the scenes; yet there’s no doubt their talents stand out in everything they produce,” said Kevin McDonough, Franklin Energy Services President. “Franklin Energy has a focus of being a leader in our industry by utilizing social media to reach and engage both our clients and their customers. To have that recognized alongside well-known agencies is a testament to our team’s caliber and expertise.”

 “Our creative, marketing and communication teams are experts at what they do and knowing our industry,” adds Tina Semotan, Franklin Energy Services Senior Vice President. “They work diligently to elevate not only our brand, but our client’s brands, through quality campaigns and collateral. They fully deserve these honors.”

The complete list of the 2016 Excellence and Bell Award recipients are available on the BMA Milwaukee chapter site.

 

Tags:  Bell Awards  BMA  Business Marketing Association  corpcomm  corporate communications  creative  digital  energy  Energy Efficiency  Excellence Awards  Franklin Energy  Franklin Energy Services  Franklin Energy Services LLC  marketing  printing  self promotion 

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