Utility Program Support and Implementation Services

SERVING UTILITIES SINCE 2001

Through our long history providing program support and implementation to investor-owned utilities (IOUs), we honed our engineering and customer service skills to become the best-in-class energy efficiency and renewable energy consultants we are today.

To date, we conducted thousands of technical reviews and site inspections for our utility clients’ customized and deemed-savings energy efficiency and distributed energy incentive programs. Our extensive experience makes us a valuable and reliable choice for your utility program support.

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Utility Program Support and Implementation Services

TECHNICAL REVIEWS AND DUE DILIGENCE

We examine the technical content of a project and ensure a high degree of accuracy in the calculation of energy and demand impact during our unbiased reviews.

SITE INSPECTIONS FOR EFFICIENCY RETROFITS AND DISTRIBUTED GENERATION SYSTEMS

We perform facility site visits across all customer market sectors to verify equipment operating parameters during a due diligence review. Our facility site visits include:

  • Interviews with site personnel to determine hours of operation and equipment scheduling.
  • Visual verification of subject equipment.
  • Equipment metering.

MEASUREMENT AND VERIFICATION

Our trained engineers take on-site measurements including spot and/or short term monitoring of power (kW), fluid temperatures, fluid flow rate, fluid pressure, and light levels using our extensive library of state of the art portable monitoring and metering equipment.

APPLICATION PROCESSING

We developed proprietary incentive application processing and project tracking databases to support application processing and ensure timely delivery of  our support services.

BUILDING SIMULATIONS

Our ASHRAE Certified Building Energy Modeling Professionals (BEMP) use the following software tools for our energy models: eQUEST, eQuest-R, EnergyPlus, OpenStudio, GLHEPro and our proprietary, custom Excel tools. Read more…

ENERGY SAVINGS CALCULATIONS

Our assessments include the evaluation of applied engineering methodologies and all pertinent savings calculation inputs and assumptions. We also consider building codes and standards that apply to a project and well versed in a wide variety of local, state, and federal energy efficiency codes.

OUR VALUE

TECHNICAL EXCELLENCE

We achieve technical excellence through extensive personnel and process development including in-house training, professional development incentives, sophisticated approaches, and thorough quality control.

REGULATORY INSIGHT

We are intimately aware of the regulatory climate faced by our IOU clients. Our technical reviews, engineering analysis and M&V work always withstand the technical rigor required by regulatory evaluation.

COST EFFECTIVE

We staff projects with dedicated staff and leverage senior staff to increase efficiency and maximize resources which results in cost-effective projects and support services.

RESPONSIVE SUPPORT

We know the relationship with your clients is vital and we ensure program participation is a great experience through prompt and positive interactions by our large team of experienced engineers.

PRIORITIZING SAFETY

Our staff receive regular safety training on electrical systems, site inspections and driving procedures, and Health & Safety Program guidelines to ensure safe field practices in mechanical rooms, construction zones, industrial environments and beyond.

PROVEN SUCCESS

Our high repeat client rate demonstrates our success and ability to provide top quality program support services to utility programs across the country.

Leading with Decades of Experience

Sean Harleman is our Principal of Utility Program Technical Services with over 20 years in the energy efficiency industry. He manages utility clients across the country, from California’s PG&E to New York’s NYSERDA.  Sean’s technical experience and program management skills are essential to our success supporting utility demand-side programs. Sean’s technical experience includes technical review, program support, design assistance, on-site audits, simulation modeling, field data collection, program management, and measurement & verification.

Interested in utility program support?