Consulting

Consulting

We recognize that each of our client’s situations and needs are unique, so our consulting services are built around a combination of technical knowledge and collaboration. Our approach allows us to create win-win strategies and work as an extension of of our client’s team to build ownership, alignment and trust. The end result is an increase in understanding and a plan to achieve project goals. We offer energy consulting in all of our expertise areas: commercial and industrial, electric transportation, motors and drives, renewables and residential.

Examples

Advanced Energy at Home

Through Advanced Energy at Home, we have been providing free homeowner guidance and consulting to North Carolinians since 2004 on behalf of our North Carolina utility members: Duke Energy, the North Carolina Electric Membership Corporation and Dominion Energy North Carolina.

Asheville Art Museum Reopening

We assisted the Asheville Art Museum as it reopened after shutting down because of the COVID-19 pandemic. As part of this effort, we developed a white paper on considerations for safe reopening as well as a webinar that we delivered to ElectriCities public power members and their commercial and industrial customers.

Daimler Trucks North America ISO 50001 Certification

We assisted DTNA in achieving ISO 50001 certification at eight of its North American plants. “ISO 50001 certification at all of our North American truck sites is a great achievement, and I am proud of our team,” said Sandra Carter, corporate environmental manager, DTNA. “We now have a continual energy management system that provides the information we need to reduce our energy usage per truck produced. ISO 50001 helps us meet our corporate environmental and sustainability goals on a daily basis. We are thankful for the support of partner Duke Energy and consultant Advanced Energy.”

Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Assessment

We worked with a major employer in the Research Triangle to evaluate its workplace charging and help it plan for future electric vehicle growth. The assessment included projections on electric vehicle adoption within the company, charging station siting considerations and an overview of charging station providers and their functionality and benefits.

Electric Vehicle Utility Assessment Reports

We have worked with utilities to develop electric vehicle assessment reports that address specific electric vehicle goals and challenges. Our reports evaluate the market within a utility’s service territory and provide an overview of vehicles and charging infrastructure, key stakeholders and policies, load impact projections, program examples, best practices and opportunity areas to pursue.

Energy Assessments

We visit numerous industrial, commercial and institutional facilities each year to help them understand their energy use and identify energy performance improvement options. Our assessments can be focused on facility support equipment and process equipment and vary in complexity and detail depending on the client’s needs. In all cases, we work alongside our clients in their facility to discover and implement energy savings opportunities.

Motors and Drives Consulting

We offer multiple programs and opportunities to improve motor and drive efficiency, meet safety regulations, maintain quality assurance, validate performance and earn certifications.

Solar Feasibility Studies

We provide businesses with an unbiased and independent analysis to help evaluate the viability of pursuing a solar project. We work with our clients to evaluate the most important considerations, including economic, market, technical, financial and management feasibility.

Sustainability Consulting

NC GreenPower offers the ability for individuals and businesses to purchase local renewable energy certificates or carbon offsets to lessen the environmental impact of their electricity, travel emissions, events and more. We’ll work with you to determine the best product offering for your needs.

Utility Distributed Energy Resources Consulting

We work with utilities of all sizes to consult on DER standards, compliance, troubleshooting of PV systems and program design. Our team has extensive technical expertise in utility scale solar safety and quality compliance. We are also able to help utilities with consulting on residential, small commercial and community solar educational resources.