EnerNOC Utility Solutions™ Consulting Group has decades of experience delivering expert-based demand-side management (DSM) services to clients worldwide. Our consultants, including the staff of recently-acquired Global Energy Partners, work with investor-owned utilities, public power entities, government bodies, and regulatory agencies to provide a comprehensive spectrum of services that address the entire lifecycle of demand-side management programs. Our Consulting Services group operates independently from our Program Implementation team, and each engagement is treated with utmost confidentiality to ensure privacy of utility data and planning information.
EnerNOC's Utility Solutions Consulting Group provides the following services:
- Market potential assessments for demand response, energy efficiency, and distributed generation
- End-use forecasts
- Integrated resource planning
- Load research and analysis
- Pilot and program design and development for energy efficiency, demand response, and smart grid initiatives
- Program administration
- Evaluation, measurement and verification (EM&V)
- Regulatory support
- Technology demonstrations
Custom-tailored market assessments
Through our potential assessment services, EnerNOC leverages our real-world implementation experience and industry expertise to accurately size energy efficiency, demand response, and distributed generation markets for optimum resource planning. We customize assessments to each utility’s unique specifications, deploying a bottom-up analysis with primary research when practical. We provide tools that enable our partners to assess changes in the marketplace, technology, and customer behavior as programs are planned and implemented.
Objective analysis for program and resource planning
Each utility faces a unique combination of regional supply and demand conditions. EnerNOC helps utilities integrate demand-side resource objectives into supply-side planning to ensure effective results when forecasting demand growth or working toward reliability and economic goals. EnerNOC’s services help utilities maintain an objective analysis and process to evaluate all resource opportunities and constraints to produce an effective plan for the future.
Robust program evaluation services
EnerNOC conducts objective and rigorous impact and process evaluations of our utility clients’ demand response and energy efficiency programs. We can conduct EM&V for specific programs or entire program portfolios. Our team has critical expertise in the key areas of evaluation methodologies, including sample and survey design.
Stakeholder engagement experience
EnerNOC Utility Solutions’ Consulting Services team includes senior staff with significant experience managing stakeholder engagement during projects, and delivering regulatory testimony as needed. We have a proven process for engaging stakeholders that enables successful participation and resolution of project approaches and results.
Emerging technology assessment expertise
EnerNOC Utility Solutions has conducted hundreds of engineering assessments of emerging DSM technologies. We work closely with utilities and their key customers to provide technology demonstration projects that clarify and quantify the benefits of emerging technologies to both. This can improve customer satisfaction and break down barriers to program participation.
Deep industry experience
EnerNOC’s Utility Solutions team is comprised of energy engineers, economists, statisticians, and project managers with decades of combined experience in the utility demand-side management industry. In addition, EnerNOC’s utility clients can leverage our wealth of direct experience working with C&I customers. Utilities view EnerNOC’s experts as trusted advisors, and we work together collaboratively to make any DSM initiative achieve success.
Select EnerNOC Consulting Group partners
EnerNOC has worked with dozens of utilities to meet their demand-side management objectives. Sample client experience includes:
- Alameda Municipal Power
- Alliant Energy/Interstate Power & Light
- American Electric Power
- Arkansas Electric Cooperative Association
- BC Hydro
- Bonneville Power Administration
- California Independent System Operator
- CenterPoint Energy
- Central Hudson Gas and Electric Corporation
- Connecticut Light & Power
- Duke Energy
- Golden Valley Electric Association
- Great River Energy
- Hawaii Electric Light Company
- Hawaiian Electric Company
- Idaho Power
- Inland Power
- Kansas City Power and Light Company
- Long Island Power Authority
- Manitoba Hydro
- Metropolitan Water District of Southern California
- Midwest ISO
- Oklahoma Gas & Electric
- Portland General Electric
- Sacramento Utility District
- Seattle City Light
- Southern Company
- Tennessee Valley Authority
- United Illuminating
- Wisconsin Public Service Corporation