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Funding Efficiency with Health Dollars

December 10, 2018

“Are There Health Care Dollars for In-Home Interventions?” Optimal Energy’s Senior Consultant Mark Kravatz addressed this key question recently at the 2018 Conference on Health, Environment, and Energy in New Orleans. The conference was hosted by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE). And, in case you missed it, click here to view this related paper from ACEEE…

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Optimal Energy Welcomes Energy Efficiency Expert Elizabeth Chant

November 27, 2018

[HINESBURG, VT] Optimal Energy, Inc., a Vermont-based energy efficiency consulting group, is proud to announce energy efficiency expert Elizabeth Chant has joined the leadership team as Managing Consultant. Chant brings passion and deep expertise in the areas of equity and access to sustainable energy. She has successfully fought for people who have been historically under-represented…

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Optimal Energy Awarded New Orleans DSM Study

May 8, 2018

[HINESBURG, VT]  Optimal Energy, Inc., a Vermont-based energy efficiency consulting team, has been selected by the New Orleans City Council to deliver a comprehensive 20-Year Demand Side Management (DSM) potential study this spring. The project is driven by the Council’s role as retail regulator for electric and gas utility services in Orleans Parish, Louisiana, including…

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New Findings: Future is Strong for Energy Efficiency in Massachusetts

April 12, 2018

Hinesburg, VT – A Vermont-based consulting team led by Optimal Energy, Inc. has determined that robust energy efficiency programs in both the electric and gas sectors in Massachusetts are feasible for years to come. Optimal Energy, with partners Energy Futures Group and others, recently presented its recommendations on the future levels of achievable energy savings…

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New Analysis: Strong NY Efficiency Target Will Save Billions

April 2, 2018

New Yorkers could save more than $7.7 billion on their energy bills while avoiding more than 15 million tons of carbon dioxide pollution within seven years if Gov. Andrew Cuomo sets a strong energy efficiency target for the state, according to a new study released today. Optimal Energy Inc., a leading energy efficiency consulting firm, released…

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PSC staffer proposes putting AEP energy efficiency program on hiatus

April 2, 2018

Programs for Appalachian Power and Wheeling Power customers to lower their utility bills should be put “on hiatus” until it’s clear they provide a net benefit, a member of the state Public Service Commission’s independent staff said, but the company and outside parties say that argument is based on misused statistics. Click here to read…

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Vermont-Based Firms Advise on Nation-Leading Energy Programs

November 7, 2017

A Vermont-based consulting team led by Optimal Energy, Inc., with partners Cx Associates and Energy Futures Group, has played a key role in helping Massachusetts to be the top ranked state in the nation by the American Council for an Energy Efficient Economy (ACEEE). ACEEE’s recently released 2017 State Energy Efficiency Scorecard, which rates states…

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