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Demand-Side Management Program Design and Implementation

Plan, design and implement DSM programs that benefit the grid, the customer and you.

50% of the annual U.S. market will be attributed to the behind-the-meter segment by 2021. This means, your DSM and energy efficiency programs must evolve—but how? How can you reduce energy use and better manage energy loads? How do you develop energy efficiency programs that target customer needs and preferences? And how do you do it all in a cost-effective way?

Armed with three decades of experience developing award-winning DSM and energy efficiency programs, our experts can help you answer these questions and build a better portfolio. Through a range of offerings and products that touch every phase of the program lifecycle, our team—which implements approximately 150 DSM programs for more than 50 utilities and program administrators—helps you analyze and improve your current programs; better respond to customer needs around renewables; and provide the right incentives to help shift and regulate demand.

A prime ENERGY STAR® program contractor for 25 years, our award-winning team implements programs that have been recognized as best-in-class by a range of regulatory bodies, utilities, and state agencies, including American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy, Consortium for Energy Efficiency, Environmental Protection Agency, and the U.S. Department of Energy.

DSM and Energy Efficiency Program Implementation

Implement programs that improve customer satisfaction and expand your services and offerings.

It can be challenging to know when to incorporate more energy efficiency into your plans, or to implement a DSM strategy that works in concert with, not against, DER.

We’ll help you realize the full potential of these programs—and do it with more confidence, better analysis, and clearer results. Working with our experts, you’ll create stronger DSM and EE programs that engage customers, minimize spikes in demand, and contribute to a smoother grid performance.

A prime ENERGY STAR® program contractor for 25 years, our award-winning team implements programs that have been recognized as best-in-class by a range of regulatory bodies, utilities, and state agencies, including American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy, Consortium for Energy Efficiency, Environmental Protection Agency, and the U.S. Department of Energy.

Load Growth and Revenue Generation

Get ahead of the market dynamics that have made load management and revenue planning moving targets.

Utility planning is no longer the predictable exercise it used to be. With the lines between generation, transmission and distribution becoming less clear, it’s time for traditional planning to adapt.

Utilities and other program administrators—faced with harsh grid realities, regulatory constraints, and changing customer preferences—are increasingly seeking new revenue streams.

To help clients tap non-traditional sources or shape electricity consumption, we provide realistic assessments of market opportunities for regulated and unregulated business models and electro-technologies, including energy services, financing, and power quality to solar energy, distributed resources, and electric vehicles. Backed by this expertise and our flexible service model, you’re better positioned to influence the regulatory, rate, and business environment—to the mutual benefit of your business and your customers.

Advanced Planning and Modeling Tools

Get ahead of the market dynamics that have made load management and revenue planning moving targets.

If you’re going to contend with changing customer dynamics, regulatory environments, and grid realities, the right modeling, analytics, and forecasting tools are crucial.

Our suite of state-of-the-art power market tools arm you with detailed insights, meaningful conclusions, actionable recommendations, and an integrated view of energy markets. These tools have proven their mettle in a variety of environments, from the public forums to hearing rooms. You’ll benefit from more than simple technology, though; our experts work closely with you to ensure that we’re deploying the right resources to meet your goals.

Portfolio Design and Optimization

Develop an unimpeachable understanding of the new rules for integrated grid planning, investments and resource procurement.

Budget caps. Market transformation. Energy savings goals. Customer engagement. Risk reduction. All of these factors can make it difficult to envision, much less orchestrate, a portfolio that implements the mix of measures, programs, and incentives that will satisfy utility, grid, and customer needs. In an integrated but decentralized market, utility planning—and success—can no longer happen in silos. New tools and methodologies, however, can help utilities find an optimal balance.

Using proprietary analytics, innovative technology platforms, a dedicated customer service center, and world-class marketing, we outline programs that work with, not against, your overarching portfolio. Drawing from experience across multiple sectors, technologies, trades, and functions, our experts help you design portfolios that prioritize cost-effective, engaging distributed resource strategies—and eschew those that could undercut your goals.

DSM and Energy Efficiency Program Administration, Data Management, Analysis, and Reporting

Leverage your DSM and energy efficiency programs to improve customer satisfaction and expand new services and offerings.

Your programs are home to a wealth of data. Do you know how to access, analyze, and deploy it?

Our energy professionals manage individual programs or portfolios across residential, low-income, multi-family, commercial, industrial, agricultural, institutional, and government sectors.

That expertise, combined with centralized tracking, analytics and engagement systems, provides a more holistic, data-driven approach to program management—one that spurs customer engagement, fends off longer-term threats to your business, and improves grid operations.

Review and Analysis of New Energy Products and Services

Develop a deep understand of the ever-expanding list of new technologies.

The rate of change in the energy industry is only escalating, and with that comes a slew of innovation. From smart thermostats, to electric vehicles, today’s energy landscape is seemingly inundated with new products, services, and technologies.

Given all that choice, how can you be sure you’re pursuing the ones that will complement your program and portfolio goals? And once you’ve made the decision to invest in a new resource, how should you deploy and manage it?

Our experts will help you navigate those questions and assess the viability of new products within the context of your unique parameters and objectives. We’ll also help you understand how your customers are utilizing these new innovations—and the kind of opportunities that presents for you.

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