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Dunsky Welcomes Ahmed Hanafy as Partner

Dunsky Energy + Climate Advisors is pleased to announce that Ahmed Hanafy has joined Philippe Dunsky, Raegan Bond and Alex Hill as a Partner in the...

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Join Dunsky at AESP’s 2024 Annual Conference

We’re pleased to be heading back to this year’s Association of Energy Service Professionals (AESP) Annual Conference, taking place in San...

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Comparative Analysis of Climate Action Governance Frameworks

"Governance". It may not be glamorous. Yet, to effectively tackle climate change, a strong governance framework can make all the difference.   A new study...

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Benchmarking Canadian Utility Progress Towards Clean, Modern and Customer-Centric Grids

Challenge: Understand how far along Canadian electric utilities are with respect to decarbonizing their energy supply, growing a modern grid, and supporting customers...

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How Canada can Transform its BTM Solar Market to Meet Electricity Demand in a Net-Zero Pathway

Challenge: To achieve its net-zero 2050 targets at the lowest cost, net-zero pathways studies that include behind-the-meter (BTM) solar conclude that Canada must...

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The Benefits of Shared Solar to Virginia’s Grid

Challenge: Quantify the benefit that Community Shared Solar (CSS) brings to Virginia’s two primary electric utilities and determine the value it can deliver to...

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Pathways to Decarbonize Quebec’s Health Care Sector by 2040

Challenge: To answer the question: how can the Quebec health care system achieve its objective of net-zero emissions by 2040? Solution: Looking across buildings,...

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Defining the Philanthropic Sector’s Opportunity to Accelerate Deep Residential Retrofits

Summary: In a new study commissioned by the McConnell Foundation, Dunsky explored whether the Canadian philanthropic sector could play an important role in catalyzing...

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Québec’s Robust EV Charging Infrastructure Strategy

Dunsky is pleased to congratulate its client, the Government of Québec, on the launch of its 2023-2030 EV Charging Strategy. Supported by $764M over five years...

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EV-Ready Requirements for New Non-Residential Buildings in Richmond B.C.

Challenge: For the city of Richmond, B.C., facilitate appropriate access to EV charging through the development of EV-ready regulations for new non-residential...

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Dunsky Re-Certified as B-Corp With our Highest Ever Score

We’re thrilled to share that Dunsky has been recertified as a B-Corp and this time, with our highest-ever score! Our B-Corp journey started in 2014 when, according...

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Dunsky Supporting the Electricity Council

After productive in-person meetings in Toronto and Halifax, Dunsky looks forward to the next Canada Electricity Advisory Council meeting in Montreal in August and to...

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Methane Abatement Opportunities in the Oil & Gas Extraction Sector

Cutting methane emissions in Canada’s oil and gas extraction sector can be a relatively fast solution to reducing an important portion of Canada’s overall GHG...

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Dunsky Strengthens its Energy Supply-Side Expertise

Over the last few months we have been thrilled to welcome new team members to Dunsky. Among other areas of expertise, our latest round of hiring strengthens our...

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Our Mobility Team Hits the Road!

Spring has been a busy time for members of our Mobility team as they speak at and  attend conferences across Canada and the US.  From Portland, to Detroit,...

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Philippe Dunsky to Chair the Canada Electricity Advisory Council

Dunsky Energy + Climate Advisors is pleased to announce that our President, Philippe Dunsky, has been appointed Chair of the Government of Canada’s new Canada...

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How Utilities can Prepare for the Load Impacts from Electric Vehicles

As governments set policies to support emission reduction targets and as consumers switch to electric vehicles (EVs), utilities are literally fuelling the transition...

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Dunsky Updates TCFD Scenario Analysis in Support of Énergir’s Strategic Plan

Énergir, a major natural gas utility serving Quebec and Vermont, recently released the latest edition of its Climate Resiliency report. The report is part of...

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Ontario Retains ESMIA and Dunsky to Conduct Cost-Effective Energy Pathways Study to Support the Province’s Energy Transition

Robust modelling and analysis will support the province’s energy, environmental and economic goals and ensure the energy needs of Ontarians are met...

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Dunsky Develops Research Identifying the Critical and Cost-Effective Role of Solar and Wind in Ontario and Alberta

Analysis provides the basis of a new report from Clean Energy Canada advancing the economic case for renewables in two of Canada’s largest provinces Clean Energy...

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Zero-Emission Vehicle (ZEV) Availability in Canada: Dunsky Updates its Cross-Country Inventory Report for Transport Canada

The latest version of Dunsky’s Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) Availability report produced for Transport Canada is now available. This report summarizes...

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Dunsky Welcomes Six New Team Members

Over the past few months we’ve been thrilled to welcome more experts to our team! We are continuing to grow to better serve our clients and increase our impact in...

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Dunsky Completes Research on Value of Net-Metered Solar in New Hampshire

Research on the value of distributed generation can be leveraged by policymakers and regulators to support tariff development as DERs play an increasing role in...

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How Much can DERs Achieve? IESO publishes Dunsky’s Landmark Study on DER Potential in Ontario

First-of-its-kind research in Ontario answers critical questions about the gap between economic and achievable DER potential as the province seeks to integrate DERs...

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Dunsky Supporting Halifax in Exploring Financing Options to Scale Clean Energy Upgrades for Homes and Businesses

Dunsky is researching and identifying innovative approaches to achieve deep retrofits as part of HalifACT’s Retrofits, Renewables and Resiliency (R3) program. As...

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Making EV Charging Accessible for all Canadians

by Ali Ponte, Jeff Turner and Lindsay Wiginton As manufacturers increase the variety of EV models offered in their inventories, and as jurisdictions introduce ZEV...

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Government of Canada Contracts Dunsky to Support Electrification of Federal Vehicle Fleets Nationwide

Dunsky to define lowest cost strategy to electrify nearly 30,000 vehicles by 2030 as part of Greening Government Strategy November 16, 2022 (Sharm El-Sheikh). As...

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Dunsky welcomes Brendan McEwen as Managing Consultant

Dunsky is thrilled to welcome Brendan McEwen to the firm as a Managing Consultant. Brendan is a leader in the energy transition and brings over 15...

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Dunsky Leads Task Force Research on Accelerating Smart Electrification across Canada

Electrifying Canada, a new business-led taskforce focused on accelerating smart electrification across the country, released its first report entitled Canada’s...

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Tipping the Scales towards Public Charging Profitability

by Jeff Turner and Hannah MacDonald Public charging is critical to enable EV adoption because it provides charging for those who cannot at home, it eases range...

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Dunsky Advising Government of Manitoba on Energy Policy Framework

Leading the Development of a Provincial Energy Policy Framework As the province of Manitoba looks to secure its energy future, achieve climate goals and strengthen...

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Dunsky Expands its Power System Planning Expertise with the Arrival of Ben Kujala

Dunsky is pleased to welcome to its team Ben Kujala, outgoing Director of Power Planning at the Northwest Power and Conservation Council. Ben will play a leading...

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Dunsky Supports Utility Strategic Planning in Northern California

Dunsky is pleased to announce that it is conducting an assessment of transportation and building electrification impacts through 2045 for the City of Redding’s...

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Clean Energy Professionals for Ukraine Raises Funds to Support Urgent Cause

As members of the clean energy community, we work every day to build a better future for our planet. As we watch in horror at the unjust and terrible war in...

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Halifax and Dunsky: Driving change in municipal transportation

In November of 2021 the Halifax Regional Council adopted an Electric Vehicle Strategy that would reduce GHG emissions and position Halifax as a municipal leader in...

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Integrating Equity Into EV Purchase Incentives

Authors: Lindsay Wiginton, Jeff Turner and Hannah MacDonald There exists a common assumption that EVs are for the wealthy, but ironically dismisses a critical tool...

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Zero-Emission Vehicle (ZEV) Availability in Canada: Dunsky Supports Transport Canada with Latest Cross-Country Inventory Report

Dunsky is pleased to release the latest version of its Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) Availability report produced for Transport Canada. This report summarizes our fourth...

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Dunsky Co-Authors Study Demonstrating Feasibility of Decarbonizing Canada’s Large Buildings to Meet Net-Zero Targets

Dunsky Energy + Climate Advisors and RDH Building Science recently completed a study for the Canada Green Building Council (CaGBC) that proves the feasibility of...

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“Net Zero”: From Glasgow to Quebec

by Philippe Dunsky The following article is a translation of a blog post that first appeared in the publication Les Affaires as part of a regular column by Philippe...

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Energy Transition Insights: Canadian 2021 Election Results – Regulations (the “sticks”) and Incentives (the “carrots”)

What impact will a federal ZEV mandate have on Canadian utilities and municipalities? What does a cemented carbon tax mean for provinces with existing equivalency...

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Dunsky Measures the Value of Non-Energy Benefits in Energy Efficiency Programming in Ontario

Press release Dunsky is pleased to share a new report for our client that evaluates the value and impact of non-energy benefits (NEBs) of six efficiency programs...

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Dunsky Advises Government of Quebec on Pathways to Achieve Climate Targets

Can an entire economy actually achieve net-zero emissions? Dunsky recently completed a comprehensive update to its landmark “Pathways” study for the Quebec...

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Are Investors the New Environmentalists?

by Philippe Dunsky The following article is a translation of a blog post that first appeared in the publication Les Affaires as part of a regular column by Philippe...

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Dunsky to Support IESO in Identifying DER Potential in Ontario

Dunsky is pleased to announce that it has been retained by Ontario’s Independent Electricity System Operator (IESO) to conduct the province’s first ever Distributed...

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Energy Transition Insights: A Q&A with Three Dunsky Analysts

What’s it like to work at Dunsky? As a growing company we are constantly encouraged by the number of talented young professionals who want to make an impact by...

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Scaling Vehicle to Grid (V2G) Technology: Benefits and Considerations

AUTHORS: Luce Engérant and Jeff TurnerVehicle to grid (V2G), or the ability for EVs to return power to the...

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Value of Distributed Energy Resources (DERs): Dunsky to Support the New Hampshire Department of Energy

Dunsky is pleased to have been retained to complete a study of the value of net metered, distributed energy resources (DERs) for the New Hampshire Department of Energy...

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Non-Utility Financing Models for Deep Energy Retrofits and Potential Impacts on Utilities

This article was co-authored by Dunsky Partner Alex Hill and Dunsky Senior Consultant Patricia Lightburn and first appeared in AESP's Energy Intel Q2 2021 edition....

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Municipal Energy Efficiency Lending: Can New CMHC and FCM Funding Co-Exist?

The Government of Canada recently announced two initiatives to support energy efficiency upgrades in Canadian homes via the Canada Greener Homes Grant and an associated...

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Energy Transition Insights: A Smart Approach to Heating Decarbonization

In our latest episode of Energy Transition Insights, Consultant Mathieu Lévesque and Senior Analyst Stephanie Willis discuss the impact of increased heating...

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Developing a comprehensive EV Strategy for the City of Victoria

On May 20, the City of Victoria BC presented its draft Electric Vehicle Strategy to City Council. Developed with the City by Dunsky, in partnership with AES...

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Energy Transition Insights: A Watershed Moment

Are we witnessing a watershed moment in the clean energy transition? President Philippe Dunsky and Partner Raegan Bond discuss the historic investments and plans...

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Dunsky Supports Government of Canada’s Landmark $2 Billion Investment in Accelerating Energy Efficiency and Decarbonization of Buildings

Dunsky is pleased to announce it was retained to support the design and implementation of the Canada Infrastructure Bank’s $2 billion Building Retrofits Initiative....

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Energy Transition Insights: A Conversation with Montreal Mayor Valérie Plante on the City’s 2020-2030 Climate Plan

In Dunsky’s latest video, Montreal Mayor Valérie Plante speaks with our President Philippe Dunsky about the development of the City’s ambitious 2020-2030 Climate...

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Dunsky Conducts TCFD Scenario Analysis in Support of Énergir’s Strategic Plan

Énergir, the province of Quebec’s largest gas utility with additional assets in both Quebec and Vermont, recently released its first climate risks disclosure report...

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Introducing E-FLEETᵀᴹ – Dunsky’s Fleet Electrification Optimization Service

As leaders in the development of electric vehicle adoption for clients across North America, Dunsky is proud to introduce a new service aimed at helping governments,...

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Municipal program design – common mistakes to overcome

“No one likes a climate plan that sits on a shelf.” In this installment of Energy Transition Insights, Dunsky Senior Consultant Patricia Lightburn and...

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Dunsky to Develop British Columbia PACE Retrofit Financing Roadmap

Dunsky is pleased to announce that it has been awarded the mandate to develop a Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) Roadmap for British Columbia’s Ministry of...

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Dunsky Contributes to the City of Montreal’s Climate Plan

Dunsky is proud to have supported the City of Montreal and its partners in the development of its new 2020-2030 Climate Plan. The...

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The Potential for DERs: An Integrated Demand-Side Energy Resource Market Potential Study for the State of Rhode Island

Dunsky recently completed a comprehensive Market Potential Study for a wide array of demand-side energy resources (DERs) in Rhode Island. Commissioned by the State of...

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New Programs by and for Municipalities (large and small)

In this unprecedented year, Dunsky has been involved in unprecedented efforts to support municipalities as they move to play a key role in clean energy and...

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Introducing Energy Transition Insights – our New Monthly Video Interview Series

To help our clients stay on top of developments in the rapidly-evolving clean energy sector, seize opportunities and assess risks, we are pleased to launch Energy...

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Dunsky Supports Quebec’s Ambitious Electrification and Climate Plan

On November 16, the Government of Québec released its Plan for a Green Economy 2030, with electrification of mobility and decarbonisation of heating its central...

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New Initiative to Support a Robust National ZEV Supply Chain

The Transition Accelerator and Electric Mobility Canada (supported by Dunsky Energy Consulting) are pleased to announce the launch of a new initiative aimed at building...

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New Funding Opportunity for Municipal Climate Action

Retrofitting existing homes and buildings is a key climate challenge. But where will the money come from to pay for all these retrofits? Our recent study found that...

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FCM Presents: Webby Week

Interested in developing a plan to reduce your municipality’s GHG emissions? Looking for opportunities to “green” your social and affordable housing stock?...

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We’re celebrating 16 years of business

This feels like a strange time for any kind of celebration, as communities across the world continue to grapple with the impact of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic....

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Our Tools

This is an excerpt from our 16th Anniversary newsletter. Read more to learn about our Projects, People, Clients, and Impact Intuition is great, but data is...

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Our Clients

This is an excerpt from our 16th Anniversary newsletter. Read more to learn about our Projects, People, Tools, and Impact As a consultancy, we exist to...

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Our Projects

This is an excerpt from our 16th Anniversary newsletter. Read more to learn about our People, Clients, Tools, and Impact At the end of the day, the...

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Our People

This is an excerpt from our 16th Anniversary newsletter. Read more to learn about our Projects, Clients, Tools, and Impact Our founder, Philippe Dunsky,...

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Our Impact

This article is one of five in about Dunsky's 16th Anniversary. Read the others to learn more about our Projects, People, Clients, and Tools Dunsky is...

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A $50,000 “Double your Donations” Challenge!

In times like these, we all reflect on what matters most: health – that of our families, of our communities and of our planet. While many are struggling, those of...

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Dunsky Welcomes Raegan Bond as Partner

The Dunsky team is thrilled to announce that Raegan Bond has joined Philippe Dunsky and Alex Hill as a Partner in the firm. Since arriving at Dunsky in 2018,...

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Dunsky Launches its West Coast Presence

We are pleased to announce a new West Coast presence, with the arrival of Patricia Lightburn, our new Senior Consultant based in the Vancouver (BC) area, and David...

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Decarbonising Quebec’s Economy: Results of an Unprecedented Study

Dunsky is pleased to present the results of a large study commissioned by the Government of Quebec on decarbonizing the province’s economy (see...

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Municipalities: New Programs for EVs, Solar, and More in Alberta

Alberta’s Municipal Climate Change Action Centre (MCCAC) supports Alberta municipalities in reducing their greenhouse gas emissions for the purposes...

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Solar Market Outlook in Nova Scotia

After a number of years of moderate but steady growth, the Nova Scotia residential solar market surged last year with the arrival of Efficiency Nova...

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From Diesel to Green: An Energy Plan for NunatuKavut Communities

The Nunacor Development Corporation—the business development arm of NunatuKavut—recently engaged Dunsky to help transition NunatuKavut’s 10 indigenous...

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Idaho’s Gas Savings Potential

Dunsky recently completed an energy efficiency potential study for the Intermountain Gas Company (IGC)—the natural gas utility serving some 350,000...

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Bio-Energy in Alberta

With bioenergy set to play an important role in the clean energy transition, Alberta Innovates asked Dunsky to assess its Bioenergy Program and the $44M of funding it...

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Making It Visible: Home Energy Rating in Vancouver

Metro Vancouver has ambitious targets to reduce greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions by 80% by 2050. With single-family homes accounting for 40% of the region’s...

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Stacked, Staged & Green: A Capacity Plan for Summerside Electric

The City of Summerside’s electric utility, Summerside Electric, is anticipating growth in customers’ peak capacity needs. Before investing in a planned diesel...

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Greening Neighbourhoods with Thermal Imagery

Emerging digital platforms like aerial thermal imagery can make invisible heat loss visible. Toronto’s Greenest Neighbourhood pilot sought to develop, test, and...

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Equal By 30

Gender equality has always been a core Dunsky value. Recently, we’ve moved to formalize this through our pledge to the Equal by 30 Campaign. Equal by 30 is a...

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EVs + PVs: A Holistic DER View

Electric vehicles (EVs) and solar power (PV) are often considered in silos. But as part of its long-term grid transformation strategy, our client, ENMAX Power, wanted...

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Municipal Leadership on Energy Efficiency: A Roadmap

Achieving the Paris Agreement’s deep emissions reduction targets for 2030 and 2050 will require no shortage of ambition. This is especially true for municipal...

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Lowe’s : Boosting Efficiency at the World’s #2 Hardware Retailer

When Lowe’s decided to improve the energy efficiency of their operations, they turned to the Dunsky team. Across a fleet of over 400 stores, we developed a plan that...

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Benchmarking Success: Efficiency Canada retains Dunsky and ACEEE to Develop Provincial Energy Efficiency Scorecard

In the U.S., ACEEE’s State Scorecard is well-known for benchmarking energy efficiency policies, investments and performance, and for encouraging friendly,...

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AESP: Training for the Next Generation of Energy Efficiency Leaders

The Dunsky team is pleased to be supporting the Association of Energy Services Professionals (AESP) in designing and delivering its new Certificate of Excellence in DSM...

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“The name is Bond. Raegan Bond.” Dunsky Welcomes Four New Team Members!

We are thrilled to announce four fantastic additions to the growing Dunsky team, including Raegan Bond and Jean-Philippe Hardy as Senior Consultants. Raegan...

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B Corp Best for the World 2018

Dunsky is honoured to announce our second consecutive classification among B Corp’s “Best for the World” in the Workers category. Our secret? Easy: our team...

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Dunsky at ACEEE 2018 Summer Study

With nine members of the Dunsky team in attendance, this year’s ACEEE Summer Study is in full swing! The biennial Summer Study is among the foremost gatherings of...

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Hot in the Oven

The Dunsky team is hard at work supporting clients on the energy transition. Here’s a sampling of what we’re working on… Potential studies: new energy...

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Introducing EVA: Dunsky’s EV forecast model helping utilities and governments plan for (and electrify) the future

As battery costs fall and electric vehicle adoption grows, governments and utilities are looking to understand how they can accelerate market uptake, while managing peak...

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Financing: A cost-effective complement to – or replacement for – incentive programs?

This year Dunsky sent its largest contingent ever to the ACEEE Energy Efficiency Financing Forum in Tarrytown, NY, a reflection of our expanding work assisting utilities...

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The Economic Benefits of Energy Efficiency

118,000. That’s the number of new, full-time equivalent jobs that increased energy efficiency will create if the Pan-Canadian Framework (PCF) is implemented as...

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Funding a Coast-to-Coast EV Infrastructure

In order to accelerate adoption of low-carbon fuels for vehicles, the Government of Canada recently launched phase 2 of its Electric Vehicle and Alternative Fuel...

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Defining what is achievable in the U.S. Midwest, the Northeast and Canada

The Dunsky team recently completed a series of potential studies, and has recently launched a series of new ones, to define what can be achieved – in energy, demand...

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Supporting the New Energy Efficiency Alberta

Dunsky is excited to have been retained by Energy Efficiency Alberta, the new provincial agency, as it continues to build out its energy efficiency and renewable energy...