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Optimal Energy charts a course for how demand-side management could reduce San Antonio’s GHG emissions 11% by 2030

May 20, 2020

Optimal Energy worked with the Sierra Club to assess the past 10 years of demand-side management efforts from CPS Energy, San Antonio’s municipal electric and gas utility. CPS Energy’s performance lags behind other large municipal utilities in its peer group, like nearby Austin Energy, and the goal structure for CPS is in need of an…

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Optimal-led team completes potential study for Pennsylvania

March 4, 2020

Optimal Energy just led the work to estimate the potential for energy efficiency in Pennsylvania as part of Pennsylvania’s Public Utility Commission’s work to establish goals for Phase IV of Act 129.  Optimal led a team including our own staff and team members from EcoMetric, Demand Side Analytics, and Brightline, as subcontractors to NMR Group…

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Optimal Energy defines the case for an Energy Efficiency Resource Standard (EERS) in Virginia

January 6, 2020

Optimal Energy worked with the Natural Resources Defense Council to outline why an EERS is needed in Virginia. An EERS would address Virginia’s  extremely low national ranking in energy savings from efficiency. It would also provide a highly cost-effective path towards the carbon goals that have been adopted by the Commonwealth. Read Optimal Energy’s policy…

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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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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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