Government

We work with federal, state, and local government to support energy efficiency, advanced transportation and mobility, and carbon reduction initiatives.

FEATURED GOVERNMENT PROGRAM

Bay Area Regional Energy Network’s Multifamily Building Enhancements program

BayREN

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.”

Our Clients

BayREN, California Air Resources Board, California Energy Commission, California Alternative Energy and Advanced Transportation Financing Authority, NYSERDA, North Central Texas Council of Governments, Ventury County, City of Sacramento, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, U.S. Department of Energy

Regional Energy Networks

Frontier Energy meeting in Oakland

RENs are collaborations of regional governments that jointly propose and administer energy efficiency programs that build upon lessons learned during the 2012 ARRA funding initiatives. 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 ARRA-funded test to multimillion-dollar programs across California. Now we support other regional governments form RENs, and design and implement successful EE programs for BayREN and SoCalREN.


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Vehicle Electrification

Electric vehicle

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. From preparing fleet and transit agency transition plans to estimating the amount of solar and storage to offset demand charges to writing local reach codes, Frontier Energy and our expert partners are the only team that takes a fuel-neutral approach to electrification.


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Energy Data Systems

Station Operational Status System on smartphone in car

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.


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Income Qualified

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Graphic credit: Greenlining.org

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.


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Codes & Standards

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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.


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Outreach and Engagement

Fuel Cell Electric Vehicle and hydrogen stations outreach and education

Creating awareness or getting public and stakeholder input takes creativity and hard work. Blasting out an email about a workshop or hosting a town hall is not enough anymore. The Frontier Energy team knows how to reach relevant audiences and keep them engaged. We go deeper—and are braver—with innovative technology, multilingual outreach, superb customer service, and providing expert resources.


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