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How To Conduct Market Research In The Utility and Energy Industry

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Related Articles

There are 28 articles in our archive related to this topic. Below are 5 selected at random and available to all users of the site.

GTE tracks business customer approval with BCGS
Customers don’t always let businesses know they are dissatisfied. GTE implemented two survey programs, using both quantitative and qualitative research to track customer satisfaction levels on an on-going basis.
Research guides Bell Atlantic Directory marketing
Bell Atlantic uses market research and information support to remain competitive in the challenging Atlantic region. Key to its success is the company’s approach to market information management, which includes data support, validity and reliability assessment and database design and maintenance.
Utilities discovering the value of customer satisfaction research
Boston Edison uses research to measure the success of an energy conservation program
Boston Edison conducted a comprehensive study to answer questions about its Lite Lights energy conservation program's four major components: program delivery, target market, promotion and estimation of energy savings. The company used a broad range of research strategies: in-depth one-on-one interviews, focus groups, phone interviews and customer surveys.
Focus groups guide creation of automated customer assistance system for Detroit Edison
Detroit Edison used focus groups to define and test a host of issues related to the implementation of a new system for reporting power outages. Customers overwhelmingly supported an automated telephone solution.

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Recent Articles

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New strategies are needed to restart energy efficiency efforts
The author explores research that uncovered reasons why energy efficiency efforts have stalled and offers strategies to adapt them to consumers' mind-sets and economic situations.
Social media mining examines consumer attitudes on energy
How one company used social media mining to explore the public’s views on energy and conservation.
Why utility companies should research employees and customers
Many utility industries are facing a reduction in revenue due to customer conservation. Still, customers continue to expect infrastructure improvements. This often requires rate increases and research can help benchmark employee and customer satisfaction, identify areas for improvement and pinpoint interactions that build trust.
Think you know segmentation? Think again! A close look at 4 core analyses
This article addresses four different kinds of segmentation analyses - a priori, post hoc, brand and drive - and goes on to offer examples and explain what each accomplishes.

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