Our energy experts are trained to tackle a broad range of energy initiatives:
Today, technology and the need for clean energy coupled with an aging infrastructure have profound effects on the industry. And, once again, our 1,000+ energy professionals are being called upon to help shape the future.
Grounded in deep analytic capabilities, our advisory services help clients make better decisions, manage risk, and deliver value. We use our proprietary analytic methods and tools to ensure that our clients’ decisions stand up to the highest levels of scrutiny, even when faced with rapidly evolving market and regulatory conditions. We understand the forces at play and have the analytic powerhouse to serve as a trusted adviser.
Likewise, as the market changes and customer expectations evolve, ICF’s end-to-end approach to energy efficiency delivers programs that strengthen our clients’ relationships with their own customers. We do so by leveraging our federal, state, local, and industry insight to continuously evaluate new technology-enabled approaches to bringing additional energy savings, boosting customer and trade ally satisfaction, and enhancing customer engagement.
For decades ICF has helped clients harness the power of data to gain insights about the customer journey, a critical first step for utilities seeking to deepen their relevance and cultivate durable relationships.
ICF’s energy specialists understand the value of DER: how to optimize various distributed resources to meet grid needs over time, while considering economic, engineering, and environmental factors.
ICF helps clients formulate the most cost-effective, engaging energy efficiency strategies and deliver programs using proprietary analytics, innovative technology platforms, a dedicated customer service center, and world-class marketing.
With more than 40 years of experience in the energy sector, we are trusted globally to offer clients actionable information about the value, as well as the interrelated cost and risk drivers, behind energy assets.
From strategy, regulatory design, and stakeholder engagement through plant-specific compliance, monitoring and verification, and customer engagement, ICF’s team of multidisciplinary specialists supports you at every stage of the process.
Understanding the critical need for legacy and emerging systems to support improved functionality over time, we advise clients on no-regrets investment strategies to achieve business objectives while planning for—and enabling—the grid of the future.
ICF believes the trend in independent engineering (IE) services toward watered-down, non-committal assessments is a move in the wrong direction. For utilities, developers, and other stakeholders participating in ever more complex and uncertain market terrains, we present due diligence with exacting legitimacy.
After successfully delivering hundreds of customer programs, ICF has first-hand knowledge of how to best help clients assess complex revenue and load growth issues (including impacts on grid operations), identify the most beneficial solutions, and implement with confidence.
ICF offers the comprehensive energy experience, technical due diligence, regulatory background and litigation competence to effectively represent our clients’ interests.
ICF can help clients effectively plan, invest, and manage systems to optimize revenues by increasing visibility to the grid edge and harvesting the value from all distributed generation systems.
The true power of wind energy is independence from fossil fuels. This fast-growing segment of the market offers countless development opportunities; the challenge is deciding which to pursue and how to successfully navigate all the stages of development. ICF’s specialists can tackle every task on time and on budget to bring your wind project online as quickly as possible with minimal risk.
Jeff Adams joined ICF in 2006. He brings decades of experience in customer analytics, technology, marketing, and customer care to engagements with electric and gas utilities. Jeff and his multi-disciplinary team routinely leverage ICF’s national data universe, proprietary analytics, and industry-leading marketing to benefit his clients, their customers, and the world we live in.View LinkedIn
Mike Mernick joined ICF in 1995. He has three decades of experience designing and implementing award-winning demand-side management (DSM) programs. Mike is committed to the energy industry, serving as Secretary of the Association of Energy Service Professionals (AESP), and also provides thought leadership as an advisor to several national and regional alliances and councils.
Erik joined ICF in 2012. An energy strategy and financial expert, he leads a team of market and engineering professionals in regulatory, litigation, asset valuation, and environmental strategy engagements around the world. Prior to joining ICF, he worked as a financial analyst covering the alternative energy and technology sectors. He is a CFA® charterholder.
David Pickles joined ICF in 2004. He brings 28 years of experience in planning and managing regulated and unregulated utility businesses. He is experienced with a broad range of utility initiatives including energy efficiency, energy information/IT, energy services, financing, and beneficial electrification. Mr. Pickles frequently testifies as an expert witness in support of such programs.