We help utilities of all types achieve their energy goals through cost-effective program services, from program design, to implementation, and evaluation.
Alternative Energy Systems Consulting, Inc.
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What We Offer
We design, develop and implement utility programs that comprehensively address energy efficiency, demand response, and distributed generation benefits to customers, specializing in the commercial and industrial market sectors. Led by our diverse program management team, our programs leverage the technical expertise across our team; from field engineering to custom software tools. We integrate unique approaches to market segmentation, measure portfolio development, trade ally training, alternative financing mechanisms, and customer engagement platforms.
Our strategic energy management (SEM) team of experienced coaches deliver an SEM curriculum that is engaging, understandable, actionable, and fosters cohort community-building. We create supportive environments that enable peer-based problem-solving, friendly competitions, and effective energy management which are proven to reduce energy costs while helping to meet carbon goals. Additionally, we make energy management simple with customized analytic tools and portals that streamline energy modeling and reporting.
Our peak load management services enable commercial and industrial customers to predict peak demand hours, make smart adjustments to loads, and avoid costly energy demand spikes. AESC is currently supporting Southern California public utilities by providing feasibility studies, coordination, reporting, and implementation of demand response strategies for water and wastewater customers.
Increasing occurrences of extreme weather events means power outages are much more common now than ever before. AESC helps organizations plan for energy resiliency solutions like solar and battery through remote feasibility studies. Likewise, our energy engineers can provide in-depth site studies to inform program managers on the financially viability of their resiliency goals.
Our program evaluation work is enhanced by our understanding of program implementation fundamentals and challenges. We deliver impact evaluations using the framework of industry guidelines (IPMVP, DOE Program Impact Evaluation Guide, California PUC Evaluator’s Protocol, CEC EM&V Guidelines and ASHRAE Guideline 14). AESC prepares research plans including project sampling designs, fieldwork methodologies, site operator interviews, and other analytical approaches to develop realization rates and program NTG ratios. Our staff has expertise in experimental design, statistical analysis, data collection, regression techniques, modeling, and econometric analysis. We apply these techniques to define and understand market segments, including segment-specific characteristics. These technical approaches come together in written reports and presentations that are targeted for specific audiences- utility stakeholders, regulators, or the public.
Our team of certified professional engineers have supported public utilities for decades. Our experience means we are a proven authority in energy efficiency, demand management, energy policy, and utility program requirements. Our long history of developing customized engineering solutions places us in a unique position to deliver exceptional staff augmentation services. Learn more about our teams’ full list of certifications.
Learn More About Our Current Work
California Self-Generation Incentive Program (SGIP)
In 2001, AESC supported the initial design and framework of California’s statewide SGIP program. Since that time, AESC has been the primary consultant to the SGIP Working Group, providing technical comment on impactful CPUC legislation, developing and revising the SGIP handbook and forms to accurately represent program rules and updates, reviewing new technologies and providing engineering support for public workshops.
Strategic Energy Management
AESC works with commercial and industrial businesses to provide data-driven energy reductions in every part of the facility. We accelerate these improvements, and ensure persistence of savings, by coaching companies to integrate energy efficiency into their operations and company culture.
Energy Resiliency Planning
AESC offers a range of resiliency planning solutions, from prioritizing a portfolio of buildings to developing in-depth resiliency feasibility studies for individual sites. To help public and private clients navigate this complex landscape, AESC created an introductory guide.