Designing, managing, and implementing State Energy Performance Contracting programs
A large component of Trident’s consulting and technical services is working with state governments to develop and implement successful State-run Energy Performance Contracting (EPC) programs. Our consulting services typically include supporting state EPC legislation, developing overall state-wide EPC goals, developing a state-specific EPC process and all related EPC documents, and supporting the state in “rolling out” and sustaining the program. Additionally, Trident actively participates in states’ evaluation and qualification process for approving energy service companies (ESCOs) to work under the states’ programs. To strengthen the success of state’s EPC programs, Trident develops and maintains positive and mutually beneficial relationships with the state’s ESCO community.
State of Colorado Governor Energy Office Energy Performance Contracting Program
Trident has been directly instrumental in the development and on-going success of the Colorado Governor’s Energy Office’s Energy Performance Contracting program. Through Trident’s eight year history working with the past Office of Energy Management and Conservation (OEMC) and presently with GEO, Trident has developed a deep understanding of the energy and facility related needs of all public sector agencies including state, higher education, K-12 school districts, counties, cities, and towns. Furthermore, Trident has developed an excellent working relationship with Colorado’s energy service company (ESCO) community.
Trident has effectively helped GEO implement Governor Ritter’s New Energy Economy by improving public sector building energy efficiency and reducing greenhouse gas emissions through GEO’s EPC program. For example, when looking at a cross section of seven representative EPC projects that Trident actively developed with GEO, CO2 emissions were reduced an estimated 18,883 Metric Tonnes which equates to an estimated a 23.3 million kilowatt-hour (kWh) reduction for these projects alone. Using the same seven EPC projects, analysis shows that each dollar invested in Trident’s services yielded an average of $398 in energy efficiency improvements in the agencies’ facilities AND resulted in an average annual energy cost savings stream (un-escalated) of $36.