FEATURED GOVERNMENT PROGRAM
By December 2018, the Bay Area Regional Energy Network’s Multifamily program had completed projects for 31,400 units with an average of 16% in energy savings and $23.5 million in rebates processed.
Starting in 2013, Frontier Energy streamlined the rebate approach for BayREN’s Multifamily Building Enhancements program. Our team of field analysts and quality assurance specialists engages property owners and guides them through the rebate scoping and application process.
In 2018, the BayREN Multifamily program was honored with an “Exemplary Energy Efficiency Program” award by the American Council for an Energy-Efficient Economy.”
Community choice aggregation is a game-changer for communities and utilities. Frontier Energy helped establish the first CCAs and helps California’s utilities and CCAs adapt to changing regulations. Now other states have CCA legislation passed and on the horizon. Frontier Energy can help you make sense of this new opportunity to provide energy to consumers.
To EV or not to EV? That is the question for many state and local agencies. Electric vehicles powered by batteries and fuel cells are coming and we’re helping states and cities figure out what they need to do to be ready—and when they need to do it. And we help prepare consumers and businesses with some of the most-inventive awareness campaigns on the planet.
Does the reality of new energy systems live up to the promise? Frontier Energy’s advanced data analytics help governments separate fact from hype. We collect and analyze hourly performance data for distributed energy systems like CHPCombined Heat and Power, ADGAnaerobic Digester Gas, solar and biogas projects and present results in graphic dashboards so stakeholders can quickly see performance data, emissions measurements, and operational and reliability data.
People living below the poverty line have a higher energy burden, sometimes paying more than half their income for energy. Green Banks mobilize private funding to help low-income residents finance loans for energy efficiency projects and clean transportation, and Frontier Energy helps Green Banks reach their audience and close the gap between the energy-haves and have-nots.
Started as a pilot program in 2012, RENs enabled local government to create their own energy efficiency programs—after all, who knows local needs better than local government. Our team helped the first two RENs get started and navigate the bumps in the road. Then we provided technical and regulatory guidance to transition from an ARRAAmerican Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009-funded test to multimillion-dollar programs across California.
Always evolving, always changing codes and standards provide a common language for design, construction, operation, and safety. It is a complex language that Frontier Energy speaks for buildings, equipment, and alternative fuels. Our staff helps write technology-neutral codes and teaches professionals to correctly apply the codes.