Willdan has managed energy efficiency, load capacity reduction, and demand response programs on behalf of our utility customers since 2009. Our experience successfully delivering every aspect of over 70 utility demand-side management programs shapes our designs for new utility programs. Willdan’s software application, LoadSEER, quickly is becoming the standard for guiding utilities in grid modernization and distributed energy resources integration planning. Willdan has brought recognition to our clients through our energy-saving strategies and our approach to outreach and marketing. For example, Willdan has developed our blitz strategy to reach underserved and hard-to-reach customers by placing temporary project staff in rural areas to sell projects and immediately install projects, eliminating costly travel and labor costs.
As program implementers for major state and utility programs, we have obtained more than $520 million in incentives and rebates for utility customers — 70 utility programs for 62 utilities across the country.
Willdan’s delivery models range from subcontractor delivery to direct installation and full turnkey delivery. Whether you're in the business of generating, transferring, or distributing energy, we have a team of experts on-hand with an excellent grasp of your priorities, challenges, and customers.
The following projects have been completed as part of our delivery of utility programs.
Willdan demonstrates exemplary performance for our utility customers — from launching the largest direct-install program in the nation for ConEdison NY to driving high energy savings in hard-to-reach communities for Puget Sound Energy.
Willdan has implemented Consolidated Edison’s Commercial Direct Install Program (CDI, formerly the Small Business Direct Install Program) since 2009. This program provides small businesses with energy savings through direct installation of lighting, HVAC, controls, and refrigeration measures. Within this program, Willdan has conducted more than 95,000 energy efficiency surveys and completed over 33,000 energy retrofit projects, providing more than 650,000 MWh of electric savings to date.
For this program, Willdan recruits and trains subcontractors for sales, outreach, and installation, conducting regular trainings every month for safety and customer acquisition strategy. Willdan handles applications, incentive processing, data management, and reporting procedures. Willdan continues to vet new technologies to integrate into the program to provide innovative opportunities for Con Edison customers.
Willdan implements SDG&E's LCPP, which offers incentives to facility owners who are interested in retrofitting their HVAC systems or replacing their chillers. These energy-efficiency and renewable energy project installations will deliver 18 MW of incremental replacement capacity by 2022.
The LCPP was established by the California Public Utility Commission’s landmark 2014 “Track 4 Decision,” which was prompted by the permanent retirement of the San Onofre Nuclear Generation Station. The decision authorized SDG&E to procure between 500 MW and 800 MW of incremental replacement capacity by 2022. Of this amount, at least 200 MW must come from “preferred resources,” including cost-effective energy efficiency, demand response, renewable resources, distributed generation, and energy storage solutions.
We offer the following services for utilities. Looking for something different? Call us – our highly skilled staff can meet your needs.
Program design, data management, marketing, procurement, and installation for utility energy-efficiency programs
Dynamic services for maximizing grid operation
Advanced software solutions that manage data, forecast accurately, and optimize resources
Expertise in assessing and implementing energy efficiency measures
Audits, planning, and modeling services for your comprehensive engineering projects
Project inspections and monitoring for quality assurance, control, energy savings, and safety
Exploration of new horizons and the ways that new technology and policy affect one another
Current regulation interpretation and forward-thinking policy consultation services