360 Energy Group is an energy consulting firm that provides comprehensive energy solutions to the public and private sectors in the United States and worldwide, including energy utilities and government agencies (local, state, and federal).
At 360EG, we don't make energy efficiency or renewable technologies...we make them viable. As experts in the commercialization and deployment of energy efficiency and renewable technologies, we help clients find solutions to complex energy challenges and make the most effective use of their energy resources. Through our partnerships, we’ve helped clients reduce electric and fossil fuel consumption, thus lowering greenhouse gas emissions and increasing profitability.
By promoting and facilitating the implementation of energy efficient technologies, we've helped reduce peak electric demand, thereby offsetting the need for new power plants. In addition, our team has helped energy companies improve their asset utilization and bottom line, as well as assisted government agencies in transforming their energy markets.
Celebrating 25 years in the energy efficiency industry, A-TEC Energy provides a variety of services on behalf of our clients; always customizing these services to meet the specific needs of each project for which we are retained. We are an aggressive, service oriented company specializing in the delivery of quality administrative, data management, support, and field services. Consistent growth has allowed A-TEC to work in implementing energy efficiency programs for our clients over these 25 years.
ADM is a professional service corporation providing energy efficiency program evaluation and research for utilities and other clients across North America.
Founded in 1979, ADM’s offices are located in Sacramento, CA, Reno, NV, Cleveland, OH, and St. Louis, MO. ADM provides comprehensive evaluation of energy efficiency programs, including assessment of energy impacts, program processes, market penetration, market transformation, and cost effectiveness.
ADM’s staff of engineers, social science researchers, and economists has developed innovative program evaluation strategies which have been presented at the International Energy Program Evaluation Conference (IEPEC) and other professional forums. Its multi-disciplinary staff facilitates efficient, comprehensive energy efficiency program evaluation.
In addition to performing comprehensive energy program evaluations, ADM also has conducted evaluations of emerging technologies, market assessments, provided energy program portfolio development support, and expert testimony on behalf of its many clients.
Agentis Energy develops innovative technologies that drive energy efficiency for utilities and their business end-users. The Agentis Platform captures, combines and analyzes utility-supplied data and other data sets. It then packages those findings into personalized energy-efficiency recommendations for utilities and their business end-users, strategically using social engagement to encourage success and promote behavior change.
The Alliance to Save Energy (ASE) promotes energy efficiency worldwide to achieve a healthier economy, a cleaner environment and energy security. Founded in 1977, the Alliance to Save Energy is a non-profit coalition of business, government, environmental and consumer leaders. The Alliance to Save Energy supports energy efficiency as a cost-effective energy resource under existing market conditions and advocates energy-efficiency policies that minimize costs to society and individual consumers, and that lessen greenhouse gas emissions and their impact on the global climate. To carry out its mission, the Alliance to Save Energy undertakes research, educational programs, and policy advocacy, designs and implements energy-efficiency projects, promotes technology development and deployment, and builds public-private partnerships, in the U.S. and other countries.
Alliant Energy Corporation is an energy holding company with regulated utility providers as well as non-regulated companies involved in delivering energy-related products and services. Headquartered in Madison, Wisconsin, Alliant Energy serves more than three million customers around the globe. Alliant Energy has nearly 8,500 employees across the country and abroad; operating revenues of $2.6 billion (year-end 2002); and total assets of more than $7 billion (year-end 2002). Alliant Energy's utility operations serve more than 1.4 million customers in Iowa, Illinois, Minnesota and Wisconsin. Their service territory covers 54,000 square miles in the heartland of America and includes 9,700 miles of electric transmission lines and 8,000 miles of natural gas main.
The Ameren Illinois Utilities have been providing safe, reliable energy delivery service for more than a century. The Ameren Illinois Utilities deliver energy to 1.2 million electric and more than 840,000 natural gas customers in about 1,000 communities, while helping customers spend less by using less energy and communities grow through economic development initiatives.
The American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy (ACEEE) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing energy efficiency as a means of promoting both economic prosperity and environmental protection. ACEEE fulfills its mission by conducting in-depth technical and policy assessments; advising policymakers and program managers; working collaboratively with businesses, public interest groups, and other organizations; organizing conferences and workshops; publishing books, conference proceedings, and reports; and educating consumers and businesses. Projects are carried out by staff and selected energy efficiency experts from universities, national laboratories, and the private sector.
ARCA, formerly known as the Appliance Recycling Centers of America, is a leading provider of reverse logistics, energy-efficiency and appliance recycling services for appliance manufacturers, appliance retailers, electric utilities, waste management businesses, vending machine companies and local governments. Since 1975, the company has managed millions of refrigerators, ranges, washers, dryers and other major household appliances for its customers. Leveraging its more than 25 years of experience in managing returned products that can not be handled through its business partners' normal distribution channels, the company has developed the infrastructure necessary to become one of the nation's premier providers of fully integrated reverse logistics services. Appliance Recycling Centers of America is headquartered in Minneapolis.
AEG was founded on the belief that to succeed, we must provide responsive service and expert resources. Our service philosophy is based on our dedication to our clients. AEG works with its clients to find the innovative solutions that today's complex energy markets require, with a focus on providing flexible, cost-effective technical and management consulting resources.
We approach each project not as a short-term activity, but as a foundation toward a long-term relationship. Our goal is to work closely with our clients, provide expertise, and fulfill commitments to the highest level of satisfaction. We maximize our contributions by offering scalable and flexible solutions
Applied Proactive Technologies, Inc. (APT) specializes in promoting energy efficiency. They are experts at creating market-driven shifts in behavior that result in the use of more energy-efficient products. The programs APT designs, plans, implements and evaluates operate at all levels of the market-from the manufacture of energy-efficient products to the distribution and sale to consumers. Their clients include scores of utilities across the country. They also provide custom-designed training programs that motivate personnel, improve sales and encourage energy conservation.
Argonne National Laboratory applies a unique mix of world-class user facilities and leading scientific and engineering staff to develop innovative solutions to the grand challenges of our time: plentiful and safe energy, a healthy environment, economic competitiveness and a secure nation. Four major core capabilities support Argonne's R&D programs: hard X-ray sciences, fundamental science, applied science and engineering, and leadership computing.
The Association of Illinois Electric Cooperatives (AIEC) is the service organization for member electric and telephone cooperatives in Illinois. The voting members of the AIEC include 24 electric distribution cooperatives and two power generation and transmission cooperatives. The AIEC increases the effectiveness and efficiency of its member cooperatives by providing common and essential services. These include engineering services and rate studies, coordination of safety programs, legislative research and information, member information, printing and publications, public relations, and group purchasing of materials and supplies. As a liaison for the electric cooperatives in Illinois, the AIEC works with governmental agencies and other organizations dedicated to the growth and development of Illinois and the improvement of the welfare of its citizens. Through its service to member cooperatives, the AIEC contributes to the continued success and operation of the rural electrification program serving nearly 300,000 families and businesses in Illinois.
APEC was founded as an Illinois 501(c)6 not-for-profit association following a series of eight roundtable meetings in Illinois and St. Louis, Missouri. Roundtable participants included commercial, industrial and institutional energy consumers as well as local, state and federal government representatives, energy consultants, vendors, and other professionals concerned about energy issues. Their main concerns were to develop a reliable, regional resource of unbiased energy information and assist energy users in making the proper energy decisions.
Since 1994, APEC has been a positive force for those doing business within the energy industry of Illinois. APEC is dedicated to providing objective information in the energy marketplace and has continuing credibility as a resource for members and energy consumers.
The Blackstone Group is a full-service marketing research and consulting firm providing custom qualitative and quantitative research, time-sensitive market intelligence and actionable strategic guidance to Fortune 500 companies and leading organizations in various industries, including energy, utilities, government, and not-for-profit/associations. Since 1987, Blackstone has successfully conducted over 4,100 domestic and/or global studies covering virtually all research categories (e.g., program evaluation, satisfaction, loyalty, branding, concept testing, market assessment).
From our Chicago headquarters, our team of 50+ research professionals, multilingual interviewers and supporting staff provide high quality research using state-of-the-art, in-house resources, including in-person, telephone (e.g., mobile, 50 station call center), online, and mail data collection; advanced analytics; and statistical services. From webcam-enhanced, online focus groups to iPad-enabled in-person interviewing, Blackstone is consistently on the cutting-edge of research technologies. Blackstone is a minority-owned business enterprise (MBE).
Building Science Energy Services, BSES, provides assistance to energy optimization programs, BetterBuildings, EECBG funding and other programs that require the facilitation and implementation of multiple services for their programs including training, energy auditing, community and contractor outreach and quality assurance. The principals and staff of BSES have owned and operated several businesses for more than 30 years specializing in engineering, certification, general contracting, energy auditing, energy consulting and HVAC. With our large spectrum of auditors, BSES is able to provide auditing services and Quality Assurance programs in multiple geographic regions. Our highly qualified auditors have backgrounds in industry standards in the residential and commercial industries including ASHRAE, RESNET, Building Performance Institute (BPI), Building Operator Certification (BOC), and the United States Green Build Council (LEED). Our sister company Building Science Academy (BSA) has over 350 hours of building science curriculum and one of the most comprehensive energy retrofit training programs in the country. BSA assists utilities, implementation contractors, weatherization agencies, municipalities, and contractors with building science and weatherization training to assure full compliance with DOE guidelines, grants, and other federal programs.
Efficiency 2.0 is a leading energy efficiency software and program administration company that helps utilities meet ambitious energy efficiency goals by supercharging customer engagement. We leverage behavioral psychology and consumer marketing best practices through our Personal Energy Efficiency Rewards (PEER) program to deliver efficiency and customer engagement benefits for our utility partners.
We strive to create a culture that empowers people to make a difference in the world and recognizes that small acts can have large consequences. We have built a strong team that prioritizes personal development, measurable impact, and overall effectiveness. We believe in transparency, accountability and the limitless potential of intelligent, dedicated people to solve complex problems. If you believe in these things too, then we want to hear from you!
At Cadmus, in partnership with our government and commercial clients, we deliver services and solutions that transform markets and behaviors, create social and economic value, and improve people’s lives. We emphasize technical excellence and believe deep technical expertise is critically important. But we’ve also repeatedly proven that the most effective results are achieved when experts across diverse disciplines work together to dramatically expand the solution set available to our clients.
That is the collaborative consulting environment we’ve created at Cadmus, leveraging exceptional expertise in the physical and life sciences, engineering, the social sciences, strategic communication, architecture and design, law, policy analysis, and philosophy to support our clients and advance social good. In the future, we aim to continue to expand the capabilities and expertise we offer our clients to ensure we can support their goals on any issue that advances their interests and the interests of society at large.
CB&I (NYSE: CBI) is the most complete energy infrastructure focused company in the world and a major provider of government services. Drawing upon more than a century of experience and the expertise of approximately 50,000 employees, CB&I provides reliable solutions while maintaining a relentless focus on safety and an uncompromising standard of quality.
As one of the most complete providers of a wide range of services including design, engineering, construction, fabrication, maintenance and environmental services, no project is too big for CB&I. Our timely and cost-effective solutions not only satisfy our customers’ needs, but also improve the quality of life for people around the world.
Water, electricity, natural gas, high-speed Internet and cable television services are all provided by community-owned utilities in Cedar Falls, a community of 37,000 in northeast Iowa. Cedar Falls Utilities strives to achieve a standard of excellence as an industry leader and a trusted provider of utility services to its customers and community. CFU's mission is to provide customers with innovative, high-quality services that bring the best value to the community. These services include 20 years of offering audits, incentives, financing, and educational resources to aid customers with their energy efficiency projects.
The Center for Energy and Environment (CEE) has researched technologies and implemented numerous programs that conserve energy for over 18 years. CEE assesses the effectiveness of energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies and is known for its application of in-depth monitoring and energy use analyses that assess whether buildings are operating at their peak efficiencies. This expertise is also applied to various projects within the organization including indoor air quality weatherization and sound insulation activities. The Research and Engineering staff provides clients with practical applications science based engineering analyses and technical assistance. Some of CEE's clients include gas and electric utilities local units of government state agencies trade organizations the U.S. Department of Energy non-profit organizations and businesses. From energy efficient ice arenas to renewable energy systems in state parks to assessing energy use in hospitals CEE's analyses provide clients with practical cost-effective solutions.
CenterPoint Energy is composed of an electric transmission and distribution utility serving the Houston metropolitan area, local natural gas distribution businesses in six states, a competitive natural gas sales and service business serving customers in the eastern half of the U.S., interstate pipeline operations with two natural gas pipelines in the mid-continent region, and a field services business with natural gas gathering operations, also in the mid-continent region.
CMAP is the official regional planning organization for the northeastern Illinois counties of Cook, DuPage, Kane, Kendall, Lake, McHenry, and Will. CMAP developed and now guides the implementation of GO TO 2040, metropolitan Chicago's first comprehensive regional plan in more than 100 years. To address anticipated population growth of more than 2 million new residents, GO TO 2040 establishes coordinated strategies that help the region's 284 communities address transportation, housing, economic development, open space, the environment, and other quality-of-life issues.
CMAP also administers Energy Impact Illinois (EI2), a $25-million program funded through the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) as part of the Better Buildings Neighborhood Program. EI2 serves as an alliance between CMAP, government agencies, utility companies and citizen advocacy groups working to create a long-term market for improving the energy efficiency of residential, commercial, and industrial buildings by mitigating key barriers to energy efficiency adoption: access to information, access to financing, and access to a trained workforce.
The Chicago Regional Council of Carpenters represents 47,000 men and women in 81 counties in Northern Illinois, Southeastern Wisconsin and Eastern Iowa. We are composed of affiliated local unions that represent our members. The Chicago Regional Council provides the construction and maintenance industries with productive, competitive and certified professionals, encompassing a wide variety of crafts and skills.
One Trade, Many Crafts – The term "carpenter" is a blanket term for the numerous skills performed by the members of the Chicago Regional Council of Carpenters. Throughout its history the union has developed many specialty trades. The Chicago Regional Council of Carpenters offers every member continuing and developmental training in all of these specialties. Many members are proficient in numerous trades.
CUB is Illinois’ leading nonprofit utility watchdog organization. Created by the Illinois Legislature, CUB opened its doors in 1984 to represent the interests of residential and small-business utility customers. Since then, CUB has saved consumers more than $10 billion by helping to block rate hikes and secure refunds over the years.
For more information, call CUB’s Consumer Hotline at 1-800-669-5556 or visit CUB’s award-winning website, www.CitizensUtilityBoard.org.
The City of Chicago has set the bold goal of becoming America’s greenest city. The City of Chicago’s Department of Environment develops environmental policy and enforces Chicago's environmental regulations. It promotes natural resource conservation pollution prevention energy efficiency and public outreach.
From its inception as a tiny water works company in the mid-1800s to its role today as the largest municipal utility in Illinois, City Water, Light and Power (CWLP) has had a long and proud—and sometimes tumultuous—history. The utility has become an integral part of the Springfield community, providing service and value that extends far beyond the high-quality drinking water and low-cost electric power produced at the utility's combined lakeside filtration plant and generating stations.
We're happy to have this opportunity to help you get to know us better and to share with you some of the highlights of both our past and present.
CLASS 5, Inc. is a product research and development company based in St. Paul, Minnesota. CLASS 5 offers two products – the Schools for Energy Efficiency® (SEE) program and CLASS 5 Workplace – that help organizations create a culture of energy efficiency by changing how people view and consume energy, from their personal habits to building operations to asset improvement planning.
For more information on CLASS 5, visit www.class5energy.com.
CLEAResult harnesses the world's most innovative thinking in energy management and delivers the insight and technology to unleash the value of energy.
CLEAResult works with utility clients to design, implement and evaluate cost-effective optimization programs. By promoting efficient usage and placing a stronger focus on holistic organizational strategies, they help customers drive lower costs and get the most from energy.
Through their experience in energy efficiency, demand side management, renewable energy and energy resource acquisition, CLEAResult helps power significant, positive change for its clients.
Columbia Gas of Ohio, with headquarters in Columbus, is one of the nine energy distribution companies of NiSource Inc. (NYSE: NI). Serving approximately 1.4 million residential, commercial and industrial customers, Columbia Gas of Ohio is the largest natural gas utility in the state.
Columbia Water & Light is a municipally owned utility company located in Columbia, Missouri; their mission is to provide low cost service without any interruptions. Columbia Water & Light has been furnishing Columbians with low cost, reliable electricity and high quality water since 1904. Governed by the City Council, Columbia Water & Light is run as a department of the City of Columbia. By burning low-sulfur coal in their power plant, offering free energy audits and free shade trees to the residents of Columbia, Columbia Water & Light shows their commitment to improving the environment everyday. Columbia Water & Light's energy conservation programs are extensive and have been in place for over 20 years.
Commonwealth Edison, for more than 100 years, has been the primary electric delivery services company for Northern Illinois. It currently provides electric service to more than 3.4 million customers. ComEd has recommitted its efforts to improving reliability, demonstrating quality customer service and providing energy efficiency incentives, tips and tools to help customers save money and protect the environment.
One of the largest private non-profit organizations in the country, CEDA serves 240,000 Cook County residents annually. Over forty programs and services are offered in the areas of child and family development, health and nutrition services, senior citizen programs, economic development, employment and job training, housing services, education services and community development.
We are constantly improving and expanding our services to further aid our mission of assisting individuals, families and communities. CEDA has over 625 full and part-time employees, and nearly 4,500 volunteers, dedicated to helping Chicago area residents attain economic self-sufficiency and improve their quality of life.
Founded in 1988, Concord Servicing Corporation has more than 20 years of experience in servicing consumer loans. Well known as a client-centric company, Concord maintains a strong emphasis on utilizing technology to obtain efficiency, accuracy and flexibility to respond to client needs. Asset classes include both secured and unsecured consumer receivables in multiple sectors including hospitality, home improvement, energy efficiency and land holdings.
ConEdison Solutions is a leading energy services company that provides competitive power supply, renewable energy, sustainability services, and cost-effective energy solutions for commercial, industrial, residential, and government customers. The firm’s dedicated team of energy professionals delivers a broad range of electricity supply, consulting, demand-side management and performance contracting services. ConEdison Solutions offers programs and services designed to help customers achieve their energy objectives and is accredited as an Energy Services Provider (ESP) by NAESCO.
The company is based in Valhalla, New York, with offices in Chicago, Illinois; Burlington, Massachusetts; Cherry Hill, New Jersey; Falls Church, Virginia; Houston, Texas; Tampa, Florida; Durham, North Carolina and Overland Park, Kansas.
Conservation Services Group (CSG), based in Westborough, Massachusetts, is a leading national energy services firm. A nonprofit company, CSG pioneered energy saving strategies with technical expertise beginning in 1984. The company designs, develops, and delivers large scale energy efficiency programs for utility companies, state agencies, housing authorities, and private customers that enable consumers to save money as well as protecting the environment.
The firm’s expertise in marketing, training, customer service, and information systems complements its skill in delivering program design and implementation. CSG offers building science-based training for industry professionals such as contractors, HERS raters, home energy auditors, code officials, architects, and others. CSG promotes energy efficiency, health and safety, comfort, building durability, and environmental responsibility, and helps shape public policy on clean energy.
Consumers Energy is one of the nation's largest combination utilities, providing electric and natural gas service to nearly 6.5 million of Michigan's 10 million residents, in all 68 Lower Peninsula counties.
Our Growing Forward strategy calls for investing more than $6 billion in Michigan over the next five years. That includes significant investments in energy efficiency, renewable energy, environmental and customer service enhancements, and new power generation.
The investments make Consumers Energy one of the largest investors in Michigan and will help the utility maintain and improve service to customers, create jobs, boost the state’s economy and expand the state’s tax base.
D&R International is an industry pioneer that works with government, businesses, and non-profit organizations to move residential and commercial consumers toward greater energy efficiency. For 25 years, D&R has designed and promoted market-based and economically viable energy efficiency solutions. We focus on products and practices that deliver long-term value to clients and partners.
The Dayton Power and Light Company is the principal subsidiary of DPL Inc. (NYSE:DPL), a regional energy company. DPL’s other subsidiaries include DPL Energy, LLC (DPLE) and DPL Energy Resources, Inc. (DPLER). DP&L, a regulated electric utility, provides service to over 500,000 retail customers in West Central Ohio; DPLE engages in the operation of merchant peaking generation facilities; and DPLER is a competitive retail electric supplier in Ohio, selling to major industrial and commercial customers. DPL, through its subsidiaries, owns and operates approximately 3,700 megawatts of generation capacity, of which 2,800 megawatts are low cost coal-fired units and 900 megawatts are natural gas peaking units. Further information can be found at www.dpandl.com.
Digital Lumens develops the patented Intelligent LED Lighting System that is proven to reduce industrial facilities’ lighting energy use up to 90%, while improving light levels. Smart, LED-based high bay fixtures with integrated occupancy and daylight sensors and wireless networking deliver light when and where needed. LightRules software provides comprehensive reports and the ability to fine tune system settings over time.
DNV KEMA Energy & Sustainability is an international energy consulting company that specializes in high-grade technical consultancy, inspection, testing and certification. DNV KEMA supports clients concerned with the performance of products, processes and equipment involved in the production, distribution and use of electricity.
DNV KEMA Energy & Sustainability assists clients to: a) better balance the risk of equipment failure against maintenance or capital replacement choices, b) more effectively manage the risk of low-probability, high-cost events, c) optimize the balance between risk of and investment in aging assets, d) defer investments and e) reduce capital and O&M spending by prioritizing investment based on corporate objectives for reliability, power quality, safety and environmental considerations. From its beginnings as a Dutch electricity test house, DNV KEMA has evolved into a global company that provides independent applied research and consultancy services via an international network of agencies and subsidiaries. DNV KEMA Energy & Sustainability's Midwest offices are in Wheaton, IL, Columbus, OH, Detroit, Okemos, and Clark Lake, MI, and Madison, WI.
DTE Energy Co. (NYSE: DTE) is a diversified energy company involved in the development and management of energy-related businesses and services nationwide. Our largest operating subsidiaries are Detroit Edison and MichCon. Together, these regulated utility companies provide electric and/or gas services to more than three million residential, business and industrial customers in Michigan. Our electric and gas utility businesses have each been in operation for over a century. We have leveraged that wealth of experience and assets to develop a number of non-utility subsidiaries that provide energy-related services to business and industry nationwide.
Duke Energy, which recently merged with Cinergy Corporation, is a diversified energy company with a portfolio of natural gas and electric businesses, both regulated and non-regulated, and an affiliated real estate company. Duke Energy supplies, delivers and processes energy for customers in North America and selected international markets. Duke Energy provides franchised electric and gas service, natural gas transmission, midstream natural gas, wholesale electric generation, energy marketing, real estate, and telecommunications services.
E Source provides independent research, advisory, and information services to utilities, major energy users, and other key players in the retail energy marketplace. Our mission is to increase the effectiveness of our members' operations, programs, and customer relationships, while supporting the efficient and environmentally sound use of energy.
EKPC is a not-for-profit electric utility with headquarters in Winchester, Ky. EKPC generates and transmits wholesale energy to 16 owner-member cooperatives. The owner-member cooperatives distribute that energy to more than 1 million Kentucky citizens across 87 counties. Together, EKPC and the owner-member cooperatives are known as Kentucky’s Touchstone Energy Cooperatives.
EKPC provides power to the owner-member cooperatives through generating plants operating around-the-clock, units used only on the hottest and coldest days, hydro electric dams, renewable energy plants and thousands of miles of transmission lines. EKPC generates more green power than any other utility in Kentucky.
Each of the 16 not-for-profit owner-member cooperatives that EKPC serves is owned and governed by the people who use their energy and services.
EcoMedia is the newest addition to the CBS Corporation portfolio, providing a green value-add for advertisers across television, radio, interactive, publishing and outdoor. Through the groundbreaking EcoAd program, EcoMedia offers advertisers the unique ability to make tangible improvements to communities and the environment while also connecting more effectively with their consumers. This unique business model provides advertisers with the only truly sustainable option for their media purchasing. Each EcoAd devotes a portion of the media buy to fund environmental projects in communities across the United States.
Ecova assists utilities in creating impactful residential and commercial & industrial programs that increase customer satisfaction while providing you with verifiable savings that allow you to meet your goals and manage regulatory, reputational and operational risks. Utilities across the country are balancing customers' growing energy needs with energy efficiency and demand response programs as a resource to reduce energy consumption and demand. Even before you issue your first request for proposals, it's important to ensure you have the right mix of programs that will bring the right products to market. Ecova can leverage our expertise in program design, product research and market analysis to advise you on the best program mix that will engage your customers and maximize savings while meeting the rigorous standards of EM&V in your reporting.
Efficiency Smart is a program of energy efficiency services offered to a network of public power communities who are members of American Municipal Power, Inc (AMP) based in Columbus, OH. The goal of the program is to assist residential, commercial, and industrial customers to lower their power bills by installing energy efficient equipment and systems. The program will also help to keep power bills lower for everyone by avoiding higher priced power in the future.
The Electric Power Research Institute, Inc. (EPRI, www.epri.com) conducts research and development relating to the generation, delivery and use of electricity for the benefit of the public. An independent, nonprofit organization, EPRI brings together experts from academia and industry as well as its own scientists and engineers to help address challenges in electricity generation, delivery and use, including health, safety and the environment. EPRI's members represent more than 90 percent of the electricity generated and delivered in the United States, and international participation extends to 40 countries. EPRI's principal offices and laboratories are located in Palo Alto, Calif.; Charlotte, N.C.; Knoxville, Tenn.; and Lenox, Mass.
Embertec is an Australian energy efficiency technologies company founded in 2004 by a passionate father and son team and guided by a number of experienced and respected leaders from the technology, computer science, energy and management industries.
The company has significant support from major public Green Technology investors as well as a comprehensive development and production capability that includes in house firmware engineers, electronics design and strategic partnerships for Design and Production of market-ready product solutions
The company's main focus is developing intelligent, power saving solutions for the consumer electronics and appliances industry utilising a unique microprocessor controlled chip and supporting platform technology.
This technology reduces all forms of power wastage, including `standby power' usage - electricity that is used by appliances while they are turned off, and wastage from devices left on but not being used decreasing CO2 emissions, impacting the environment and saving money on energy costs.
The Energy Center of Wisconsin is an independent nonprofit that conducts objective research and provides information and continuing education on energy issues to businesses, building professionals and policymakers nationwide. Headquartered in Madison with offices in Chicago and Minneapolis, the Energy Center is staffed with analysts, architects, economists, engineers and evaluators who apply their expertise to advance the efficient use of energy around the Midwest. The Energy Center’s research, policy analysis, program design and education initiatives are aimed at improving energy efficiency in buildings, using renewable technology to generate electricity and preparing the market and the workforce to address the next generation of clean energy challenges. Its clients include state and federal agencies, utilities and private sector clients, nonprofit associations and foundations.
The Energy Education Council (EEC), formerly the Illinois Electric Council, is a registered 501 (c) 3 educational organization that enhances lives by promoting safe and efficient use of electricity. Headquartered within the University of Illinois Extension and guided by member organizations, it is comprised of investor-owned utilities, rural electric cooperatives, municipal electric utilities, University educators, and others committed to its mission. Energy Ed's work and growing membership have extended its impact throughout the nation. The dynamic www.EnergyEdCouncil.org Web site features extensive informational resources, efficiency calculators, interactive games and activities and the Energy Efficiency Resource Center, an online library of informational, financial and technical resources available to help residential and business consumers undertake efficiency upgrades and projects. Energy Ed's award-winning Safe Electricity awareness program impacts millions of consumers through its growing partnership with more than 300 utilities. Radio, TV and print PSAs, video documentaries, timely news releases and the comprehensive www.SafeElectricity.org Web site help keep electrical safety in the public eye. In addition to multi-media communication outreach endeavors, EEC conducts regular workshops for utilities and businesses regarding resources for efficiency and renewable energy projects, power quality technologies and policy developments that impact the industry.
EFI is one of the leading residential distributors of energy efficiency-related products in the United States. Underlying EFI's mission today is the belief that a key obstacle to increased energy and water efficiency is inadequate awareness of, and access to, good quality resource conservation-related products. It is insufficient to simply recognize the benefits associated with reducing inefficient energy and water consumption - people actually need to be able to find and purchase these types of products. EFI uses multiple approaches to address this issue, through three business groups, a Consumer Division, Wholesale Division, and a Utility Programs Division.
Energy Marketing Consulting Group (EMCG) is a consulting practice with a focus on developing insight and intelligence for commercial and residential energy consumers. Our combined expertise in market research, predictive modeling, and marketing applications is extensive and strategic. We maintain long standing relationships with the largest and most important residential and commercial information services providers. EMCG applies marketing consulting expertise to client issues by building strategies that will identify, influence, and convert energy customers to the most effective energy efficiency programs. Services include: feasibility studies, predictive modeling, market segmentation, and database optimization.
Energy Platforms LLC is creating a standards-based information technology platform on the internet called Energy Savings Platform (ESP).
ESP will transform the way people manage energy efficiency programs and maximize actual energy savings for every dollar spent. Using ESP, program managers can easily design, implement, manage, analyze, report, and share Energy Efficiency Programs.
Program developers can design and share their programs with others on ESP giving them access to turn-key EEPs. Energy Savings Platform’s central data repository will also enable real-time Program reporting, providing dashboards at the federal, state, and utility levels.
As building and energy experts, Energy Stewards International (ESI) specializes in providing a comprehensive range of cost effective, energy-related design and consulting services. As certified HERS (Home Energy Rating System) Raters, the ESI staff is well-trained in diagnosing energy related problems and recommending cost-effective solutions. ESI also offers ACCA Manual J8 load calculation services in residential Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning, to help contractors choose appropriate equipment for new and existing homes.
The energyOrbit solution makes it possible for Demand Side Management (DSM) programs to be setup quickly and begin delivering verifiable cost-effective energy efficiency savings. Customers of energyOrbit, utility companies, ESCOs, consulting companies and trade allies, attain maximum kWh and therms savings with minimal program and project management overhead.
Designed for utility companies and third-party DSM program implementers, energyOrbit is an online Energy Efficiency (EE) program management solution.
For more information on energyOrbit visit www.energy-orbit.com.
Event Marketing Strategies is a full service, experiential marketing agency. Celebrating our 30th anniversary year, we continue to develop face-to-face, interactive marketing experiences for consumers at events nationwide, creatively promoting our clients’ brands, messages, products and services.
FirstFuel Software is the energy intelligence company that helps utilities and government entities engage property owners and deliver efficiency savings across commercial building portfolios. Our end-to-end Remote Building Analytics platform uses advanced meter data analytics to remotely identify, enable, and track energy efficiency opportunities in commercial buildings.
Designed to be rapidly and cost-effectively deployed across hundreds or thousands of commercial buildings, FirstFuel’s solution changes the scale at which the sector can harvest energy efficiency. Founded in 2010 and privately held, FirstFuel is headquartered in Lexington, MA.
For more information, please visit us at www.firstfuel.com
Franklin Energy is a leader in the energy conservation industry, serving the needs of end-use customers on behalf of utilities, municipalities, program administrators, and government agencies. We specialize in implementing programs, meeting goals, and affecting long-term change in the marketplace. Franklin Energy specializes in Commercial and Industrial energy efficiency program administration and implementation, including hard to reach markets like small commercial, multi-family, and not-for-profit entities.
With increasing electricity costs and climate change concerns, utilities, businesses and others are challenged to meet electricity needs cost-effectively and cleanly. Traditional electricity generation resources, such as coal-fired generation facilities, produce emissions linked to global climate change and are increasingly costly to construct. Energy Efficiency is now recognized as a cost-effective alternative to meeting electricity needs without the climate change impacts produced by traditional generation resources. Future Energy Enterprises, LLC works to develop and implement programs to meet electricity needs with cost-effective, clean new energy resources, including energy efficiency, conservation, demand response and self-generation. The new energy resources reduce costs, increase customer and employee satisfaction and significantly reduce climate change impacts from electricity use.
GDS ASSOCIATES, INC. is a multi-service consulting and engineering firm formed in 1986 and now employs a staff of over 170 in five locations across the U.S. Our consultants are recognized leaders in their respective fields, dedicated to their clients, innovative in their approach to meeting unique challenges, and known for consistently being available when needed. Our broad range of expertise focuses on clients associated with, or affected by, electric, gas, water and wastewater utilities. In addition, we offer information technology, market research, and statistical services to a diverse client base.
Gexpro is a world-class electrical, security, and voice & data products supplier with the resources to get customers what they need, where and when they need it.
We have over 250,000 SKUs, more than $250MM in inventory, 3.5MM square feet of warehouse, 150+ locations and 2,500 employees. We can supply all your electrical product needs, and we have a dedicated Energy Solutions team that can help you with energy-efficiency solutions and products, including lamps, light fixtures, LED lighting, occupancy sensors, solar, motors and drives, and energy audits. Gexpro’s proven 8-step savings formula, Active-8, can help you activate your energy savings while improving your performance.
GoodCents develops and manages utility-sponsored mass-market demand response and energy efficiency programs for residential and small business customers. We offer a full range of professional program services, including program design, marketing, customer recruitment, implementation, program evaluation, and long-term customer care — to create a total turnkey business solution tailored to your specifications.
The Energy Alliance’s mission is to facilitate investment in energy efficiency for homeowners, non-profit organizations, and commercial building owners through outreach and education, project management, and financing solutions.
The Energy Alliance provides reduced-cost energy assessments, project management, and energy improvement incentives to residents of 1-2 family owner-occupied homes and building owners of Hamilton County in Ohio and Boone, Kenton, and Campbell counties in Kentucky. Anyone can participate in the Energy Alliance's programs: no income restrictions apply.
Green Energy Improvement serves the Chicago Metropolitan area and specializes in residential energy audits, home performance contracting, energy efficiency education and financing for improvements. Green Energy Improvement employs a full time Building Performance Institute (BPI) certified building analyst, envelope and whole house air leakage control installer available to consult with homeowners on increasing energy efficiency, lowering utility bills, retrofit recommendations, and to supervise improvements, secure financing, rebates and tax credits. The company participated as an approved energy auditor and contractor for the Aurora Energy Saver Program in 2010 and Chicagoland Air Sealing Pilot Program in 2011. Also, the company's diagnostics include blower door, infrared imaging, and CAZ testing for identifying and implementing air sealing and insulation improvements. Green Energy Improvement serves homeowners, municipalities, and non-profits. For more information, please visit our website at www.greenenergyimprovement.com or call us at (800) 909-0730.
We power leading manufacturers, retailers, contractors, utility companies and associations with tools to drive sales, increase margins, generate leads and provide their customers with more savings.
Holland Board of Public Works, a local not-for-profit utility, exists to help advance the agility and self-determination of the Holland, Michigan community by providing utility services that improve the quality of life by helping people meet their fundamental needs efficiently, safely, and responsibly. HBPW provides essential, economical, and innovative utility services for the Holland community, including electricity, water, wastewater and broadband while operating in a socially and environmentally sound manner to sustain a highly functional, reliable, and efficient local infrastructure.
Hoosier Energy generates and transmits electricity to 18 Indiana rural electric distribution cooperatives and one southeastern Illinois cooperative. With headquarters in Bloomington, Indiana, Hoosier Energy serves the power supply needs of nearly 800,000 residents, businesses, industries and farms in a service area covering more than 15,000 square miles.
ICF International (Nasdaq: ICFI) partners with government and commercial clients to deliver consulting services and technology solutions in the energy, environment, transportation, social programs, defense, and homeland security markets. The firm combines passion for its work with industry expertise and innovative analytics to produce compelling results throughout the entire program life cycle, from analysis and design through implementation and improvement. Since 1969, ICF has been serving government at all levels, major corporations, and multilateral institutions. More than 1,800 employees serve these clients worldwide.
IEE is an Institute of The Edison Foundation focused on advancing the adoption of innovative and efficient technologies among electric utilities and their technology partners that will transform the power grid. IEE promotes the sharing of information, ideas, and experiences among regulators, policymakers, technology companies, thought leaders, and the electric power industry. IEE also identifies policies that support the business case for adoption of cost-effective technologies. IEE's members are committed to an affordable, reliable, secure, and clean energy future.
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Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity (DCEO)'s Division of Energy promotes the efficient use of energy resources through a variety of technical and demonstration programs. The Division of Energy also teaches residents, students, teachers, and community and business leaders about important energy issues through educational outreach and energy conservation programs.
Indianapolis Power & Light Company (IPL) provides retail electric service to 470,000 residential and commercial customers in Indianapolis and other Central Indiana communities. IPL invests millions of dollars each year to ensure emissions meet environmental standards. To further its commitment to the environment, IPL is adding carbon-free electricity into its generation portfolio. The Hoosier Wind Park, located in Benton County Indiana, will begin operation in late 2009, producing enough power for 29,000 homes and reducing carbon dioxide emissions by 287,000 tons.
Inspired Green is a home performance contracting and consulting firm serving Michigan and Ohio, with further expansion coming soon.
BPI CertifiedSince our company's inception in 2009, we have helped over 40,000 families make their homes more comfortable, healthy, safe and energy efficient while playing an instrumental role in assisting numerous utility providers in meeting their energy optimization goals.
With business professionals, direct installers, and more than 30 BPI Certified Building Analysts, we possess a unique blend of expertise that allows us to help families, utility providers, and energy optimization contractors meet their goals.
On a more fundamental level, our company's core focus is to build solid relationships which are mutually beneficial. Please look at the Our Mission tab to get a bigger picture of what we stand for. We value the relationship that we can build with you, and look forward to the opportunity to serve you in any way that we can!
Integral Analytics (IA) creates concise solutions that are essential to the success of our clients. An analytical software and consulting firm, IA includes experts in engineering, statistics, software design, and operations research.
Based on sophisticated analytical methods, Integral Analytics creates powerful tools that can reach every aspect of the energy industry. Our tools provide our clients with precise valuations and forecasts, faster and more cost effectively. Our products will bring clarity to your business, benefit your budgets, and ultimately provide more harmony with our ecosystem.
Itron Inc. is a leading technology provider to the global energy and water industries. Our company is the world’s leading provider of intelligent metering, data collection and utility software solutions, with nearly 8,000 utilities worldwide relying on our technology to optimize the delivery and use of energy and water. Our products include electricity, gas, water and heat meters, data collection and communication systems, including automated meter reading (AMR) and advanced metering infrastructure (AMI); meter data management and related software applications; as well as project management, installation, and consulting services.
JACO Environmental is one of the largest recyclers of household appliances in North America, processing over 600,000 appliances annually in the US and Canada. JACO is delivering over 40, cost-effective electric utility efficiency recycling programs in 15 states on a turnkey, performance basis. JACO offers the most advanced recycling technology with certified capture of all CFCs and reclamation of 95% of materials. The EPA honored JACO and our customers in 2004 with an international Stratospheric Ozone Protection Award and again in Montreal in 2007 with an international Best of the Best" award on the 20th Anniversary of the Montreal Protocol.
kW Engineering provides energy engineering and implementation services within the energy efficiency and renewable energy industries. We identify and implement well-engineered projects that save energy and improve the bottom line for our clients.
As an independent firm, kW specializes in reliable, cost-effective, and innovative strategies for reducing resource consumption in commercial, institutional, and industrial facilities. Our well-respected professionals are experts on heating, ventilating, and air-conditioning (HVAC), lighting, refrigeration, and compressed air systems in both existing buildings and new construction. We develop accurate techniques for estimating energy and cost savings and recommend proven methods for reducing utility costs.
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Lime Energy is a national leader in planning and delivering energy efficiency and renewable energy solutions. Our services include integrated energy engineering, consulting and the implementation of solutions that enable customers to reduce their facility’s energy consumption, lower their operating and maintenance costs and reduce their carbon footprint. We provide these solutions to utilities, national organizations with multiple sites, the government sector and energy service companies (ESCOs) across a wide range of facilities including high-rise office buildings, manufacturing plants, retail sites, mixed-use complexes and large government sites.
Lockheed Martin is nationally recognized for innovative energy-efficiency and market transformation programs. We have been an industry leader in energy-efficiency program design, delivery, and evaluation. From load research and demand-side energy management to public benefit programs, consumer incentive programs, energy conservation, and response initiatives, we develop and implement a range of technology solutions. Our engineers, scientists, researchers, information specialists, and program managers work closely with clients—including energy utilities and their customers; corporations; and federal state, and local government agencies—to create state-of-the-art solutions that save time, money, and energy.
Louisville Gas and Electric Company and Kentucky Utilities Company, part of the PPL Corporation (NYSE: PPL) family of companies, are regulated utilities that serve a total of 1.2 million customers and have consistently ranked among the best companies for customer service in the United States. LG&E serves 321,000 natural gas and 397,000 electric customers in Louisville and 16 surrounding counties. Kentucky Utilities serves 546,000 customers in 77 Kentucky counties and five counties in Virginia.
LG&E and KU offer a portfolio of residential and commercial Energy Efficiency programs to help customers use energy more wisely offset annual customer energy demand growth that can help delay the need for additional generation, and mitigate the potential customer rate impacts of pending federal environmental regulations. With customers’ adoption, the portfolio of programs has the ability to offset 500 megawatts of generation by 2018.
The Metropolitan Energy Center (MEC) was formed in 1980 and incorporated June 6, 1893, as a nonprofit organization. The mission of the MEC is to help create resource efficiency, environmental health, and economic vitality in the Kansas City region. Over the past three decades, the MEC has grown to be a recognized catalyst for regional energy partnerships that satisfy the triple-bottom-line approach. The MEC has the following areas of emphasis as part of its mission:
Energy Auditor Training
Promotion of Alternative Fuels
Energy Efficiency Rebate Programs
Michaels Energy is nationally recognized in energy efficiency consulting. We provide technical, program management, evaluation, and administrative support for utility demand-side management programs. Michaels also provides services to commercial, institutional, and industrial end-users including investment grade feasibility studies, retro-commissioning studies, and LEED® consulting.
Michaels Energy is a division of Michaels Engineering. Michaels Engineering is a diversified group of engineers and scientists with offices in La Crosse, Cedar Rapids, Madison and St. Paul. Michaels offers expertise in a wide range of building-related sciences to building owners/managers, utilities, government, architects, engineers and builders. In tandem with Michaels Energy, Michaels Engineering provides a full range of engineering services including design and specification development, control sequence development, system diagnostics and design review, and solutions planning.
Michaels can help you make your buildings, systems, and processes perform as they should. www.michaelsenergy.com
The mission of the Michigan Department of Energy, Labor and Economic Growth is to grow Michigan by promoting economic and workforce development, stimulating job creation and enhancing the quality of life in Michigan. Its vision is to grow Michigan into an economic powerhouse -- enriching the lives of its residents by using the creativity and commitment of our staff and partners to develop the tools needed to inspire innovation, attract the best and the brightest, grow entrepreneurs, gain and retain business, protect core industries, enhance our urban and rural communities, nurture diversity, foster inclusion, promote excellence in education, strengthen the workforce and encourage new technology.
MECA is a non-profit Association that provides professional services to 9 member cooperatives in Michigan. MECA has 10 employees. MECA provides publishing services via the Michigan Country Lines Magazine, safety training, Energy Efficiency Program Planning and Evaluation services, as well as legal assistance with the cooperative's regulatory affairs with the Michigan Public Service Commission.
For more than 30 years, Michigan Energy Options (formerly Urban and Northern Options) has helped more than a million people in Michigan conserve energy, save money, adopt renewable energy, reduce greenhouse gases and lead more sustainable lives. Our nonprofit is a team with diverse expertise: PhD, MBA, MPA, LEED accredited, HERS and BPI trained, licensed contractors and architects, seasoned environmental and energy experts, project and financial managers--all practitioners for a greener Michigan.
MidAmerican Energy Company is a global leader in the production of energy from diversified fuel sources including geothermal, natural gas, hydroelectric, nuclear, coal and wind. MidAmerican also leads in the supply and distribution of energy in the U.S. and U.K. consumer markets, with approximately 6.7 million electricity and gas customers. MidAmerican and its subsidiaries, MidAmerican Energy Company, PacifiCorp, CE Electric UK, CalEnergy Generation, Kern River Gas Transmission Company and Northern Natural Gas are established leaders in the world energy marketplace. In production, distribution and delivery around the world - MidAmerican is obsessively, relentlessly at your service. Based in Des Moines, Iowa the company employs more than 11,000 people and provides service to more than 698,000 electric customers and more than 680,000 natural gas customers in a 10,600 square-mile radius.
Minnesota Department of Commerce (DOC) is the state's chief regulator for the banking, energy, insurance, real estate, residential construction, securities, and telecommunications industries. They are concerned with the health of the individual companies as well as making sure consumers' interests are protected. MN DOC operates Minnesota's Unclaimed Property program and administers the state Petrofund as well as Minnesota Relay, which provides deaf, hard-of-hearing and speech-impaired citizens access to telecommunications services. By providing a fair and consistent regulatory environment, and by encouraging the growth of competition, they are allowing the people of Minnesota to build a healthy economic base that will serve communities and citizens across the state for years to come.
Integrys Energy Group is a holidng company focused on regulated and non-regulated energy delivery in the United States and Canada. Our subsideiaries and people are creating a premier and growing energy company.
The purpose of Missouri Botanical Garden’s EarthWays Center is to promote sustainability through environmental education and improving the built environment. The EarthWays Home, a three-story Victorian residence built in 1885 was renovated in 1994 to showcase practical demonstrations of energy efficient systems, recycled products and waste reduction practices. Systems and products in the EarthWays Home offer visitors a springboard to rethink product design and building operations to achieve affordable resource efficiency. Most features of the EarthWays Home are readily available for use in general construction and renovation. EarthWays Center offers environmental education to adults, families, school children and businesses with both onsite and offsite programming, and serves as the headquarters of the U.S. Green Building Council – St. Louis Regional Chapter. The Missouri Botanical Garden's EarthWays Center also coordinates the Home Performance with ENERGY STAR program for the St. Louis bi-state area for both homeowners and contractors.
The Energy Center of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources is a non-regulatory state agency that works to protect the environment and stimulate the economy through energy efficiency and renewable energy resources and technologies. Energy Center staff collect and report Missouri energy data, and conduct energy policy research and analysis; maintain Missouri's plan for energy emergencies; give technical and financial assistance for energy efficiency and renewable energy projects to state and local governments, school districts, and other consumers; support market research and demonstration projects that advance the use of clean, domestic energy resources and technologies, such as solar, biomass, alternative fuels, and wind to power Missouri's buildings and vehicles; and provide information and research on energy issues to all Missourians, such as students and homeowners.
Mitsubishi HVAC is committed to providing energy-efficient, eco-friendly cooling and heating solutions to home and building owners. We are continually developing products that include the latest in advanced comfort technology, innovative features and ultra-high efficiency. Our ductless split systems offer ratings as high as 26 SEER, and our Variable Refrigerant Flow (VRF) commercial systems enable heat to be recycled within the building envelope, conserving electricity and delivering custom comfort to the occupants. VRF zoning systems can help new or existing buildings earn essential points in the U.S. Green Building Council's LEED® ratings system under the "Energy & Atmosphere" and "Indoor Environmental Quality" categories and have been deployed on over 200 projects to date for this purpose.
Mitsubishi HVAC's Mr. Slim® P-Series Hyper-Heat INVERTER (H2i) systems received the 2009 Readers' Choice Award from Building Products magazine and was also a winner of Architectural Product's annual Product Reports. Our VRF H2i technology received a Top Product award from Building Operating Management magazine. These new systems use a patent- pending flash process to supply heating at extremely low temperatures. The outdoor unit will operate at 100 percent of rated heating capacity at 5° F, and at minus 13° F, the system operates at 70 percent of rated heating capacity. The H2i outdoor unit is the only heat pump of its kind that produces so much heat at such low temperatures, opening up applications for ultra-efficient heat pump operation in Northern and cold climates where heat pumps were not previously an option.
The current lineup of Mitsubishi HVAC systems includes 29 models that are ENERGY STAR® rated and 19 systems that qualify for the federal tax credit.
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Morgan Marketing Partners (MMP) was founded in 1995 and specializes in energy efficiency program planning and design. MMP has provided services to utilities, third party administrators, and Commissions throughout the country. The three principals of the firm; Rick Morgan, Janet Brandt and George Phillips, have collectively almost 100 years of utility and energy efficiency management, implementation and planning experience. Services provided include program design, cost effectiveness modeling (using DSMore), strategic marketing consulting, reengineering and redesign of existing programs, expert testimony, implementation/operations assistance, new product and service development, management assistance, evaluation/assessments of existing programs, and development of energy efficiency plans to increase and improve program results. Clients vary from some of the largest leading utilities and energy companies/organizations in the country to some small Municipal utilities including Duke Energy, California Public Utility Commission, Detroit Edison, Energy Trust of Oregon, PSE&G, Northeast Utilities, Kansas City Power & Light, Jackson EMC, Rochester Public Utilities, MidAmerican Energy, Hawaii Electric, Missouri River Energy Services, Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance, the State of Indiana and Wisconsin Focus on Energy administered by Wisconsin Energy Conservation Corporation.
MACED works so that Appalachian communities are better places to live. We partner with local people to build upon the strengths of the region and assist businesses that grow local economies and create opportunities for low-income people. MACED invests with capital and commitment. We understand that a vibrant economy is critical, but is only one measure of a community’s well being. Protected natural resources and engaged residents are also necessary to create a high quality of life. Local people and decision-makers must believe that a better future is possible and see concrete ways to get there.
National Energy Foundation (NEF) was founded in 1976, and has 35 years of experience in service to education. NEF is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit educational organization dedicated to the development, dissemination, and implementation of supplementary educational materials, programs, products and services. These resources for education relate primarily to energy, water, natural resources, science and math, technology, conservation and the environment. All products and services enrich and enhance teaching and learning to recognize the importance and contribution of natural resources to our economy, to national security, the environment and our quality of life.
NEF is devoted to the implementation of a variety of innovative educational opportunities including teacher training, student programs and adult employee training and programs. The education community, businesses, government agencies and associations have relied upon NEF expertise for over three decades to carry out effective educational partnerships.
Navigant Consulting, Inc. (NYSE: NCI) is a specialized, international consulting firm combining deep industry expertise and integrated solutions to assist companies and their legal counsel in enhancing stakeholder value, improving operations, and addressing conflict, performance and risk related challenges. The Company focuses on industries undergoing substantial regulatory or structural change, including financial services, insurance, healthcare and energy. Navigant has offices in over 40 cities in North America, Europe and Asia.
Nexant is a provider of intelligent grid software and clean energy solutions—pioneering, developing, and advancing electric power grid and alternative energy technologies and services.
Our exclusive focus on energy, combined with our well-respected and experienced professionals, proven technology, and proprietary industry information, has earned us distinctive brand recognition and a reputation as a top energy solutions company.
Nexant is headquartered in San Francisco, California and has 24 corporate, representative, and project offices located throughout the United States, Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Asia. Our shareholders include Energy Software and Consulting, The Beacon Group, Morgan Stanley Global Energy Group, Frog and Peach Investors, Nth Power, MC Capital, and IBM—as well as Nexant management and staff.
Niagara Conservation Corp. is a leading manufacturer of high efficiency residential conservation products and developer of turnkey utility program solutions. The company was founded in 1977, by its President, Mr. William Cutler, and continues to focus exclusively on manufacturing high-efficiency energy and water saving products and developing full service conservation programs. Niagara manufactures and warehouses a complete line of high-quality conservation products such as high-efficiency showerheads, faucet aerators, high efficiency lighting, a full line of weatherization materials, and ultra-low-flow toilets. Niagara is able to develop customized efficiency programs for any size utility or government agency based on its manufacturing, warehousing, in-house assembly, direct fulfillment, and field implementation capabilities.
Northern Illinois Gas was formed in 1954 from several companies in and around Ottawa, Ill. In 1955, we bought Union Gas and Electric, and a few years later, we laid the groundwork for the world's largest underground gas storage system. In the 1960's, we expanded our service area and began drilling for natural gas. During this time, we also increased our natural gas storage capacity by developing underground storage.
In 1997, Northern Illinois Gas began operating its natural gas business as Nicor Gas. Today, Nicor Gas is the largest natural gas distributor in northern Illinois, serving more than 2.2 million customers.
North Shore Gas delivers natural gas to 158,000 residential and business customers in the city of Chicago.
To serve our gas distribution customers, we; purchase gas supplies for customers at the lowest cost possible, monitor and upgrade our distribution system to ensure its safety and reliability, install and read meters in your home or business, calculate bills and process customer payments, respond promptly to reports of gas leaks and other emergencies, provide valuable information through our website and customer newsletter.
The Office of the Ohio Consumers' Counsel is the state’s residential utility consumer advocate that represents the interests of Ohio consumers in proceedings before state and federal utility regulators and in the courts. The state agency also educates consumers about electric, natural gas, telephone and water issues.
Working with our partners across business, state and local governments, academia, and the non-profit sector, the Ohio Department of Development works to attract, create, grow, and retain businesses through competitive incentives and targeted investments. Engaged every day in marketing, innovating, investing, and collaborating, the Ohio Department of Development works at the speed of business to accelerate and support the teamwork that is absolutely necessary for success by providing financial, informational, and technical assistance to those making an investment in Ohio's future. Within the Ohio Department of Development, the Energy Office works to grow the economy of the state by connecting companies and communities to financial and technical resources to deploy renewable energy technologies and energy efficiency.
Opinion Dynamics Corporation is a leading provider of Market Research and Energy Program Evaluations, including impact, process evaluations and market assessments, for utilities and energy industry clients throughout North America. Operating for over twenty years, Opinion Dynamics knowledge of evaluation and research techniques and applications and our familiarity with the industry allow us to provide the strategic information necessary to help our energy clients succeed. Our company prides itself on conducting state-of-the-art portfolio impact and process evaluations of energy efficiency programs that reliably document program effects and help improve program design and operations.
For more information please visit us at www.opiniondynamics.com or contact Erinn Monroe at 608.819.8828 ext 103 or via email at email@example.com.
OPOWER is an energy efficiency and Smart Grid software company that helps utilities meet their efficiency goals through effective customer engagement. Using cutting edge behavioral science and patent-pending data analytics, the OPOWER platform enables utilities to connect with their customers in a highly targeted fashion, motivating reductions in energy use, increased program participation and overall customer satisfaction. Six of the ten largest utilities in the United States use OPOWER to significantly improve the effectiveness of their energy efficiency portfolios. For utilities with Advanced Metering Infrastructure (AMI), the OPOWER platform represents a cost-effective way to convert hourly data into measureable peak and overall savings, delivering the value of the Smart Grid directly to their customers. Founded in 2007 and privately held, OPOWER is headquartered in Arlington, VA.
$1+ billion in energy costs have been saved by over 7,350 Orion customers - including 137 of the Fortune 500.
Orion Energy Systems manufactures and provides turnkey installation of its cloud based InteLite® energy management systems, LED and advanced Compact Modular™ lighting platforms, Apollo® solar light pipe and other renewable photovoltaic and wind technologies. Made in USA.
PaceControls develops and manufactures eco-smart, easy-to-install energy-saving HVACR solutions for a wide variety of commercial, industrial and residential heating, cooling and refrigeration equipment.
To maximize the efficiency of your existing HVACR equipment.
Our Commitment. To save energy and cash in a way that improves the environment by reducing carbon emissions and lowering wasteful energy use.
An ENERGY STAR Partner
PaceControls is committed to delivering the most cost-effective energy saving solution after the programmable thermostat for existing heating, cooling and refrigeration equipment. We are proud that our new-product development work with global HVAC manufacturers will incorporate our technology into their next-generation equipment. Our Demand Response retrofit solutions will go even further toward helping you to reduce your power usage during peak periods. In many jurisdictions, you can get paid for using our technology. Imagine reducing your costs, cleaning up the environment and getting paid to do it!
Peoples Gas delivers natural gas to 818,000 residential and business customers in the city of Chicago.
To serve our gas distribution customers, we; purchase gas supplies for customers at the lowest cost possible, monitor and upgrade our distribution system to ensure its safety and reliability, install and read meters in your home or business, calculate bills and process customer payments, respond promptly to reports of gas leaks and other emergencies, provide valuable information through our website and customer newsletter.
The world's largest lighting company, Philips, is dedicated to driving innovative, energy efficient solutions, based on a thorough understanding of customer needs. Philips Lighting Sources & Electronics demonstrates this global leadership in Lighting solutions. With the new lighting technologies, such as LED, Philips continues to show what light can do with groundbreaking innovations.
Power Direct Energy provides turnkey solutions which enable utilities to advance their DSM programs and achieve goals in a timely and cost-efficient manner.
Priority Energy™ was founded under the guiding principles of reducing or eliminating our dependency on foreign energy.
Furthermore Priority Energy™ believes that companies and individuals alike should feel they have the ability to set their own priorities when it comes to the energy conservation, efficiency and or the Green movement. Furthermore, we focus primarily on energy efficiency believing that through smarter and more efficient usage we can maintain our current lifestyles.
While Priority Energy™ believes there have been tremendous strides made in alternative generation such as solar, wind and geothermal power; the first step should always be one of efficiency first as these programs typically return $2 for every $1 spent.
Putnam Price Group provides a full range of professional services in education, event marketing, and executive management tailored to clients in the fields of energy and resource efficiency. We serve utilities, government, and non-profit organizations. Our web site is organized to help you learn more about the services we offer, our valued clients, and the experienced network of associates with whom we work.
The quality and interpretation of the information used in strategy development is critical to building 20/20 insight. That’s why QDI consultants dig deeper than others. We use a proven “discovery research process” including voice of the customer, voice of the market and quantitative models to develop 20/20 insight. Throughout this process we continually address creating and capturing value in the marketplace. Why? Our experience demonstrates to achieve success, you must communicate and deliver more value to your customers than other alternatives. QDI Strategies unites your goals with our insights to develop actionable strategies.
The mission of Resource Action Programs (RAP) is to deliver innovative, customized and cost-effective measure-based marketing, education and outreach programs to engage customers to modify behavior and lifestyle choices to conserve energy and water to meet a sponsor’s established efficiency and conservation goals. As a full-service program solutions provider, RAP may act as consultants to assist sponsors in developing comprehensive programs and/or marketing, education and outreach platforms that will meet savings objectives.
Our strategic approach provides an effective Initial Customer Engagement strategy to introduce families to the concept of natural resources, while teaching them the importance of conservation in their daily lives. Our focus is on energy, water and recycling with the goal to educate people on environmental responsibility and promote both short and long-term behavior modification through tracking website visits, personal conservation pledges, enrollment in programs and actual resource savings.
Resource Solutions Group is a results-oriented environmental consulting firm that specializes in the design, management, and implementation of programs that improve resource efficiency, with an emphasis on energy and water efficiency and renewable energy. We offer a unique combination of technical and strategic communication skills, an ability to understand diverse perspectives and superior management of both details and strategy. Our team’s varied expertise allows us to transform complex information into comprehensive, customized and actionable solutions for our clients. Located in Half Moon Bay, California, we promote awareness, action and sustainability in targeted markets across the country, including the Midwest and California.
SAIC’s Energy, Environment & Infrastructure Team address the full energy life-cycle, from exploration and production, to transmission and distribution, to end-user consumption. We offer a full portfolio of energy efficiency services to help customers reduce costs, manage risks, minimize environmental impacts, and increase sustainability.
SAIC is widely recognized for evaluating efficient and advanced energy technologies used in residential, commercial, institutional, government, and industrial sectors. We provide analysis, energy simulation modeling, and verification of building projects using energy efficient technologies. We also provide turnkey design, engineering, construction, and commissioning of both new and retrofit energy efficiency projects. We are a leading contractor for designing and administering public benefits energy efficiency programs across the U.S. and internationally.
From steel in the 19th century, to electrical distribution and automation in the 20th and energy management in the 21st, Schneider Electric has always been driven by an international, innovative and responsible mindset to shape the transformation of the industry it was evolving in.
Between energy generation and its usage, Schneider Electric provides technology and integrated solutions to optimise energy usage in markets like energy & infrastructure, industry, data centres, buildings and residential. With a unique portfolio in electrical distribution, industrial automation, critical power & cooling, building management and security, Schneider Electric is the only global specialist in energy management and a world leader in energy efficiency.
SEEL was launched, in 2009, as a partnership between Motor City International (MCI)- an automotive logistics company based in Detroit, Michigan and Ecos (now Ecova), an energy efficiency consulting company based in Portland, Oregon. Combining the best of MCI’s proven logistics expertise and the most dynamic techniques utilized by Ecova’s energy efficiency programming, SEEL has developed a proven system of logistics services delivering cost-reducing utilities solutions inside the homes of valued customers.
SEEL is a minority-owned enterprise that advocates for positive environmental change by developing and implementing residential, commercial and industrial energy management solutions on site. SEEL is a leading provider of energy efficiency and sustainability programs, including all aspects of program design and management, advertising and customer-focused marketing.
Service Concepts provides uncommon value to hundreds of utilities throughout the U.S. We offer the unique benefits of finding, developing and offering the best manufacturers—best in quality, best in business practices, best in supporting their customers; securing the best terms possible; forming national supply and distribution alliances with true clout and a common value of win-win; providing crucial knowledge by recognizing utility market trends and local consumer trends before others; and helping to develop and introduce new technologies solving the challenges of tomorrow.
Sieben Energy Associates, a national firm headquartered in Chicago, IL, is an integrated energy and sustainability services firm delivering solutions for the built environment. At Sieben Energy Associates (SEA), we believe there’s an energy efficiency opportunity in every building. As an industry leader, we leverage our expertise so you can focus on your core business.
Since 1990, SEA has deployed innovative and practical strategies for hundreds of clients ranging from mid-size firms to the Fortune 500. We serve an array of industries in the commercial, industrial, institutional and governmental sectors. We help our clients find responsible means to curb their energy costs, heighten their sustainability profile, build green buildings, and combat the risks of global climate change.
Over twenty years of experience has taught us that each client has distinctive needs and particular ways they like to work. Consequently, we customize our solutions to meet those needs. To support our clients’ diverse goals we employ a cross-functional approach that leverages our six service-lines.
Smart Sealed is a home performance company promoting energy efficiency through energy audits, weatherizations, and insulation for both residential and commercial customers, Based in Chicago, Smart Sealed has serviced customers in Illinois, Indiana, and Wisconsin. Smart Sealed is subcontracted by both Nicor and Peoples Gas to perform the weatherization work based on their energy audits. Smart Sealed has worked with Habitat for Humanity to improve homes throughout the suburbs of Chicago.
The principles of Smart Sealed have extensive backgrounds in home construction, urban planning, and architectural design. The installation crew has over 50 years combined of experience in construction. Smart Sealed has an AAA rating through the Better Business Bureau and was awarded the Super Service Award by Angie’s List in 2010.
For more information visit our website at www.getsmartsealed.com or call us at 773-283-9000.
Created by its members as a joint-action agency in 1977, Southern Minnesota Municipal Power Agency (SMMPA) generates and sells reliable wholesale electricity to its eighteen non-profit, municipally-owned member utilities, and develops innovative, nationally recognized high-efficiency products and services to help them deliver value to their customers. Though SMMPA member utilities are located throughout the state, most are in southern Minnesota. SMMPA members serve over 93,000 residential customers and over 11,000 commercial and industrial customers. The Agency's main source of electricity is its 41% share of the 884 MW Sherco 3 coal-fired generator near Becker, MN owned in partnership with Xcel Energy. In addition SMMPA’s resource mix includes an array of intermediate and peaking units owned by its Member utilities. SMMPA has aggressively developed renewable resources such as wind, biodiesel, hydro and waste-to-energy. Renewable generation in 2009 is in excess of 13%.
Staples Energy Marketing & Services is a full-service public relations, advertising and marketing firm with headquarters near Milwaukee, Wisconsin and operations in Bakersfield, California. The firm possesses special expertise in the marketing of energy efficiency and energy awareness programs as well as the development and implementation of outreach programs in the public sector. For additional information, contact 262-650-9900 or www.staplesmarketing.com.
Technical Consumer Products, Inc. (TCP) was formally incorporated in February 1993 with major concentration in the compact fluorescent lighting marketplace (CFL). The CFL business continued to grow primarily as an OEM supplier to major U.S. companies such as General Electric, Osram Sylvania, Thomas and Betts, Lithonia, ProLight and others. This OEM business carried on until 1996, when two significant technologies were discovered, the SpringLamp design and the dimming ballast. TCP recognized that these new products offered huge application benefits to the industry, which resulted in a business decision to begin marketing direct to the industry under the trade name TCP". TCP is proud to be an ENERGY STAR partner offering ENERGY STAR approved CFLs (compact fluorescent lamps) and fixtures.
Tetra Tech provides recognized leadership in energy efficiency and demand response program evaluation. Successful energy efficiency and demand response programs require strong links between program design, implementation activities, and evaluation methods. For more than 30 years, Tetra Tech has worked with utilities, research organizations, and governments to establish policies and plans, and evaluate energy efficiency programs with a shared goal of improving program performance. Tetra Tech experts address the needs of a wide range of clients who are embracing energy efficiency programs to help meet energy savings targets, reduce wasteful consumption, decrease costs, and limit the emissions of harmful greenhouse gases.
The Weidt Group is an international energy and software consulting firm, working with state and local governments, architects, engineers, building owners, and utilities to achieve high-performance buildings. We provide Energy Design Assistance and Measurement & Verification services for commercial new construction, as well as engineering benchmarks for improving ongoing performance of existing buildings.
Founded in 1977 to account for the environmental impacts of buildings, we value knowledge of real-world outcomes. In the ‘70s and ‘80s, The Weidt Group conducted field research into the actual performance of existing buildings. Publication of these and subsequent studies resulted in better design standards and industry-wide refinements for testing practices.
Based on our knowledge of how buildings work, we began simulating future building performance in 1988. Today, Energy Design Assistance is a comparative analysis service we provide on over 200 projects each year, using industry standard and DOE-supported simulation tools. Our consistent Energy Design Assistance methodology supports equipment and system innovations on a project level through accurate contextual analysis to provide operational guidance to owners and information back to the design teams. Because of our founding interests and values, our staff field-verifies and measures the performance of roughly 150 buildings a year. Extending these methodologies, we enable building owners to tune-up their buildings as uses change over time.
Our staff consists of architects, mechanical engineers, software designers, and green building educators. These individuals include members of the Clinton Climate Initiative Technical Resources Group, the IESNA Daylighting Metrics Subcommittee, the LEED® IEQ Technical Advisory Group, as well as LEED and ASHRAE Faculty. The firm’s staff certifications include ASHRAE certified Building Energy Modeling Professionals (BEMP) and 29 LEED Professionals.
Thermo-Scan provides a wide array of inspection services for commercial and industrial businesses, municipalities, contractors and homeowners to identify, repair and protect homes, buildings, equipment and structures from moisture, leaks, corrosion and inefficient energy usage.
Our commercial team provides infrared electrical scans, infrared roof moisture surveys, comfort diagnostics, moisture investigations, due diligence inspection assistance, and air barrier testing (following ASTM E1827 and E779).
Our residential team provides builder energy efficiency programs, Energy Star and Green Building certification, comfort diagnostics and high utility bill investigation.
Our utility team provides demand side management services, utility bill analysis, comfort diagnostics and utility cost projection analysis.
Our knowledgeable inspection team also provides underground water leak detection and swimming pool leak detection.
Thermo-Scan inspectors are highly-trained professionals and our company is fully insured, carrying the Professional Liability Insurance that many smaller companies do not carry.
A pioneer in groundbreaking scientific and engineering developments since the 1960s, TRC is a national engineering, consulting and construction management firm providing integrated services to the energy, environmental and infrastructure markets. We serve a broad range of clients in government and industry, implementing complex projects from initial concept to operations.
TRC is 2,400 technical professionals and support personnel at more than 70 offices throughout the U.S. Our clients depend on TRC’s multidisciplinary teams to design solutions to their toughest business challenges in the energy, environmental and infrastructure markets.
Triple Point Energy, Inc. delivers continuous energy improvement programs to utilities and end-use customers. We have developed a unique solution to help industrial end-use customers implement strategic energy management best practices that reduce energy consumption, improve productivity, product quality, and other key business objectives.
Our staff members have a unique blend of direct industrial/manufacturing and energy efficiency experience as well as experience in LEAN manufacturing, Six Sigma, Operational Excellence, and Total Quality Management. Our approach applies these best practices to strategic energy management in order to bring meaningful and measurable results.
United Financial of Illinois, Inc. is a privately held financial services company established and incorporated in Illinois in 1986 to engage in providing competitive, innovative, and responsive secured equipment financing services to its Vendor and End User customers. United Financial has provided billions of dollars in financing and has an established reputation for providing dependable, innovative investment and financing products. The company specializes in providing traditional as well as creative, specialty structured financial products and services tailored to the needs of its Vendors and their End-User Federal and Municipal Government and Commercial customers.
University of Illinois at Chicago, Energy Resources Center (ERC) is an interdisciplinary public service, research, and special projects organization dedicated to improving energy efficiency and the environment. Based out of the College of Engineering at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), the ERC was established in 1973 by the Board of Trustees as an approved Illinois Board of Higher Education center. The ERC's stated mandate is to conduct studies in the fields of energy and the environment and to provide industry, utilities, government agencies and the public with assistance, information, and advice on new technologies, public policy, and professional development training.
Utilivate Technologies, LLC is a management consulting and professional management services firm headquartered in Downtown Chicago. Utilivate provides actionable, energy management and strategic management/marketing services to businesses, not-for-profit organizations, and government agencies. Utilivate’s management/marketing solutions target new product, service, and business development. Utilivate also manages ongoing programs, projects, and other strategic initiatives for clients. Utilivate uses state-of-the-art business practices, mastery of the innovation management process, e-business infrastructure, and an exceptional team of technical and business experts in providing its management services.
Venture Lighting, the fastest growing metal halide lighting company in the world, is the only one concentrated on this technology. Since 1983, we've created a constant stream of new systems for our customers. Our range of optimized lamps and ballasts, including the revolutionary Uni-Form® pulse start system, has grown to encompass lamp wattages 50 to 2,000. This unique focus offers you peak performance lighting solutions.
Our Solon, Ohio headquarters includes a state-of-the-art development and new products manufacturing center to support our leadership in originating new systems. The company is part of Advanced Lighting Technologies Inc. (ADLT) Our sister companies feature complementary capabilities: APL Engineered Materials (APL) is a strategic supplier of halides, amalgams and other components to the lighting industry. Deposition Sciences, Inc. (DSI) is a leader in sophisticated thin film coatings and deposition systems to the lighting industry.
Wabash Valley Power Association (WVPA) is a generation and trasnmission (G&T) cooperative based in Indianapolis. The G&T provides whoesale electricity to 28 distribution sytstems in Indiana, Illinois, Michigan and Missouri. Collectively, these distribution cooperatives supply electricity to more than 350,000 homes, farms, businesses and industries. Over the years, WVPA has evolved into a fully integrated provider of wholesale electricity, building a diversified power supply portfolio that compines a variety of wholesale market pricing products, effective energy management programs and owned generation. Wabash Valley Power is currently invoved in the development and practical operation of innovative generation methods such as landfill gas generation, coal gasification and wind power. Through EnviroWatts, its earth-friendly generation alternatives program, WVPA makes it possible for cooperative members to purchase electricity generated through renewable energy sources. Wabash Valley Power is a tax-exempt 501(c)(12) not-for-profit corporation, privately held by its member distribution cooperatives, and operating under the National Rural Electirc Cooperative Association (NRECA) business model. It operates within both the Midwest Independent System Operator and PJM Interconnection, and is a founding member of both ACES Power Marketing and Touchstone Energy.
We provide electric service to customers in portions of Wisconsin and Michigan’s Upper Peninsula. We also serve natural gas customers in Wisconsin and steam customers in downtown Milwaukee.
Willdan Energy Solutions (WES) provides a broad range of services that extend from marketing and engineering to program management and implementation of energy efficiency and water conservation programs. We are adept at developing and implementing information systems for the energy industry, and experienced in optimizing data center energy efficiency. Our expertise covers energy and water efficiency hardware retrofits, commissioning and retro-commissioning, data centers, solar and renewable generation, demonstrations of new technologies, energy efficiency education and outreach, sustainability strategy, and local government partnerships.
As part of Willdan Group, Inc. (Willdan), WES is positioned to leverage a diversified range of complementary services that span engineering and planning, energy efficiency and sustainability, economic and financial consulting, and national preparedness and interoperability. Through this unique set of integrated services we can offer our clients a holistic approach that delivers tailored solutions while optimizing opportunities for growth and savings.
Founded in 1964, Willdan provides professional technical and consulting services to public agencies at all levels of government; to public and private utilities; and to commercial and industrial firms. Willdan offices are located throughout California, as well as in New York, Washington, D.C., Florida, Illinois, Wisconsin, Arizona, Texas, and Washington. For additional information, please visit Willdan's Web site at www.willdan.com.
Wisconsin Energy Conservation Corporation (WECC) is dedicated to promoting sound energy policy, and designing and delivering innovative energy efficiency services that provide affordable solutions to consumers' energy needs, especially those with limited income; maximize the safety, comfort, durability & energy efficiency of buildings; educate consumers on options for making energy efficient choices; reduce the environmental impact of energy use; and promote economic development by increasing profitable opportunities for energy efficiency and renewable energy.
Wisconsin Public Service is a natural gas and electric utility serving northeastern and central Wisconsin and an adjacent portion of Upper Michigan.
Xcel Energy is a major U.S. electricity and natural gas company, with operations in 8 Western and Midwestern states. Xcel Energy provides a comprehensive portfolio of energy-related products and services to 3.3 million electricity customers and 1.8 million natural gas customers through its regulated operating companies. Company headquarters are located in Minneapolis.