Managing, implementing, and evaluating demand-side management programs
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Utility Program Services
AEC has nearly three decades of experience helping utilities meet customer demand, satisfy investor rate of return goals, and reach social and corporate responsibility goals with demand-side management (DSM) programs.
As a program manager, AEC coordinates the planning of program activities, identifies qualified subcontractors, places and manages subcontracts, provides financial and technical management and reporting, and coordinates technology transfer efforts. We also work in partnership with other firms who have established working relationships with utilities and require AEC’s expertise in data gathering and analysis, and provide educational and training programs to industry professionals and utility customers.
Our highly skilled, in-house team of professionals offers experience in the following areas:
AEC’s broad experience in all aspects of DSM programs ensure utilities that their programs will provide maximum value to the utilities, ratepayers, and the community.
AEC has helped many types of utility customers save costs and energy, and we have helped utilities from coast-to-coast reduce costs and emissions by reducing customer demand and usage.
Program Impact Evaluation
Post-implementation evaluation of DSM programs helps utilities measure the effectiveness of their programs and uncover opportunities for improvement. An independent, 3rd-party review is often required by state PUCs and provides ratepayers and stakeholders with assurance that their investments are being used wisely.
AEC engineers provide technical services for program implementation including energy audits; monitoring, verification, and evaluation of customer sites; and commissioning and retro-commissioning of commercial and industrial facilities.
AEC focuses on creating lasting change in market behavior through education. We develop workshops, trainings, newsletters, technical briefs, case studies, and software tools for utilities.