Sales Training for Utilities and Trade Allies
The need for more professional sales training
is very evident in the utility space.
We know from working with more than 100 North American utilities over the last 10 years that teaching energy professionals how to SELL definitely helps on many fronts.
Utility reps begin having more effective interactions with customers
Utility programs make strong progress toward their goals for efficiency, demand response, electrification, etc.
Retain Trade Allies
Utilities find it easier to attract and retain trade allies
Incentive Eligible Projects
Trade allies themselves begin submitting more rebate/incentive-eligible projects.
Attracting and Retaining
The utilities’ embedded engineers working inside customer facilities to find energy opportunities get better at attracting and retaining senior management’s attention.
Competitive, Profitable and Valuable
End-use customers start seeing how they can leverage utility programs to make themselves more competitive, profitable and valuable.
On the topic of trade allies, realize that the trade allies can be either the sandpaper or the lubricant between your utility and your customers.
They are often the “last mile” when it comes to persuading your customers to make the right energy-related decisions. (And if they default to selling “lowest first-cost, fastest-payback” measures, all those potential energy savings are marooned until the next time the customer is faced with a repair or replace decision.)