Energy Efficiency and Demand-Side Management
Our staff of highly qualified specialists assists clients with the complexities of planning, implementing and evaluating multi-faceted energy efficiency programs. GDS is an industry-recognized leader in numerous energy efficiency, demand response, and market transformation program areas including:
Strategic Policy & Program Design
GDS experts understand the quantitative and qualitative issues associated with the design, implementation, and evaluation of successful energy efficiency plans and programs. We use our technical expertise to minimize financial risks and to maximize the benefits from energy efficiency programs and policies for our clients. Our services include:
Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission – Phase 2 of ACT 129 Statewide Evaluator
Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission | 2013 through 2017
In 2009, GDS was awarded a contract by the Pennsylvania Public Utilities Commission as the Statewide Evaluator for Pennsylvania’s Act 129 energy efficiency programs. GDS developed the statewide framework for impact and process evaluations conducted by seven investor-owned utilities in Pennsylvania. GDS was also responsible for verifying compliance by these seven electric utilities with the statewide evaluation framework and with the Pennsylvania Technical Reference Manual developed by GDS.
NYSERDA Small Commercial Program – Region 1
New York State Energy Research & Development Authority (NYSERDA)
January 2014 to December 2016
GDS was the lead contractor in a four-organization team responsible for implementation of NYSERDA’s Small Commercial Energy Efficiency Program for 10 counties in New York designated as Region 1.
Efficiency Maine Business Incentive Program
Efficiency Maine Trust | July 2013 – Present
GDS is the lead contractor responsible for the implementation of Efficiency Maine’s Commercial & Industrial Incentive Program. The Efficiency Maine C&I Program provides incentives to commercial customers for energy efficiency projects including new, efficient electric, natural gas, oil and propane measures. The programs GDS implements include the C&I Prescriptive Program, Small Business Direct Install Initiative, HVAC Distributor Discount Initiative, Discounted Screw-in LEDs Initiative and the Maine Advanced Buildings program. GDS has been implementing programs under the Efficiency Maine umbrella since 2003.
Small Business Program
Focus on Energy | April 2011 – December 2014
GDS Associates is part of a team that has been designing and implementing state-wide energy efficiency programs for the all sectors in Wisconsin since 1999.