Energy efficiency – and demand response, its peak demand corollary – is commonly the lowest-cost, lowest-risk resource available for balancing supply and demand.
Yet it is often overlooked. According to the International Energy Agency, doing more with less through greater energy efficiency is not only the cheapest, but also the largest clean energy opportunity readily available. Fully half of the carbon reductions required to achieve current climate goals could come from improved energy productivity. That is three times as much as the next largest resource in the list: renewables.
At Dunsky, we help our clients to understand – and effectively exploit – the efficiency resource, whether for electricity, natural gas, oil, propane or other fuels. We assess the costs, savings, cost-effectiveness, and market opportunity for hundreds of options across every sector and market segment; we design market and regulatory strategies that lead to real-world adoption; and we evaluate the effectiveness of programs designed to this same end. In all cases, we bring market research, solid analytics and years of experience to the task.