Who We Are
We bring to our work a unique combination of technical, economic, program and policy expertise.
Energy Futures Group is committed to transforming our energy system to one that is clean, efficient, renewable, safe, affordable and equitable. We achieve this by bringing a unique combination of technical, economic, program and policy experience to bear on some of the world’s most critical energy problems.
Our vision is to create communities that use clean energy as efficiently as possible.
Expert Energy Efficiency and
Renewable Energy Consulting
We Have More Than 20 Years Practical Experience
Energy Futures Group (EFG) is a clean-energy consulting firm headquartered in Hinesburg, Vermont, with offices in Boston and New York. EFG designs, implements, reviews, and evaluates programs and policies to promote investments in efficiency, renewable energy, other distributed resources, and strategic electrification. EFG staff have delivered projects on behalf of energy regulators, government agencies, utilities, and advocacy organizations in 42 states, 8 Canadian provinces, and several countries in Europe.
EFG brings to its work a unique combination of technical, economic, program, and policy expertise. EFG staff have critically reviewed and contributed to hundreds of efficiency and renewable energy programs, playing key roles in developing many that have subsequently won awards for excellence. Recent work involves efficiency program portfolios and policies in 19 of the top 20 states on the ACEEE State Energy Efficiency Scorecard, as well as in Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Ontario, Manitoba, and British Columbia. EFG staff have provided expert witness testimony on efficiency programs, integrated resource planning, and related policy issues in regulatory proceedings in 20 states and 5 Canadian provinces.
We have also published reports on the feasibility of achieving 30% electricity savings in 10 years, lessons learned from leading residential retrofit programs in North America and Europe, U.S. experience with using geographically targeted efficiency programs to defer T&D upgrades, experience with bidding of efficiency into New England and PJM capacity markets, key pitfalls that can be encountered in performing potential studies, assessments of the effectiveness of leading efficiency financing initiatives and a variety of additional energy efficiency topics.
Our staff also have extensive expertise in renewable energy, including the development of renewable portfolio standards (RPS), feed-in-tariffs, net metering standards, permitting requirements, tax structures and other state policies, as well as the design and management of a statewide customer-sited renewable energy rebate program for hydro, solar, biomass and wind technologies. We have a particular interest and experience in integrating promotion of efficiency and renewables. For example, we are currently designing and managing a unique pilot program which would simultaneously promote home efficiency improvements, fuel-switching to high performance electric heat pumps and pellet heating systems, and installation of sufficient photovoltaic capacity to meet resulting electric demands.
Our staff has served on the Board of Directors of Residential Energy Services Network (RESNET) and the Program for the Evaluation and Analysis of Residential Lighting (PEARL); the Air Conditioning Contractors of America’s (ACCA’s) national quality installation committee; Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships’ Evaluation, Measurement and Verification forum committees, municipal utility commissions and renewable energy non-profits, as well as other various regional and national efficiency forums. They have also taught courses on efficiency program design and implementation for both Affordable Comfort and AESP and presented on numerous stages regarding renewable energy expansion and deployment opportunities and challenges.
What Our Clients Say
Energy Futures Group has been instrumental in assisting Northeast Energy Efficiency Partnerships move several projects forward. Richard Faesy is knowledgeable and forward-thinking on topics such as residential energy efficiency, heat pumps, building efficiency, and market transformation. His expertise and collegiality make him an ideal partner.
In my over 20 years at NYSERDA, I’ve worked with many consultants. Energy Futures Group has been more of a pleasure than most to work with due to their market knowledge, responsiveness, adaptability and organized approach.
Anna is one of a kind. She not only goes above and beyond the tasks and projects we ask her to address, she also tries to understand and further our overarching goals and objectives. She is continually brainstorming and bringing stellar ideas and initiatives to the table. Anna also has the best demeanor and communication skills. She makes us proud with every interaction she has on our behalf, especially her interactions with the Commission and other important stakeholders. Anna understands who we are, creates outstanding work products, and enhances our credibility.
Citizens Action Coalition
Chris Neme and Jim Grevatt challenged 35 years of orthodoxy in energy efficiency thinking with their paper "The Next Quantum Leap in Efficiency: 30 Percent Electric Savings in Ten Years." We need to continue to explore the many threads of their new logic.
Putnam Price Group, Inc.
The paper entitled "Residential Energy Efficiency Financing: Key Elements of Program Design" looks really great. It comes across as both well researched and well written. I think it will be a terrific asset for anyone looking for in depth information and recommendations on efficiency financing programs. Thank you for all of your work on it.
The report authored by EFG for our organization is thorough and current, critical to informing effective program development here in Connecticut. I appreciate all the work, time and thoughtful analysis.
Connecticut Energy Efficiency Board
EFG's expertise, versatility, and ability to work in a collaborative environment with multiple funders and stakeholders are all much appreciated.
Energy Futures Group has led several research efforts for the High Meadows Fund. Their experience and connections both in Vermont and elsewhere add tremendous value to the work they’ve done on our behalf. They understand both the business science and human dimensions of energy efficiency challenges.
High Meadows Fund