Guidehouse partnered with the Massachusetts PAs to identify and rigorously test opportunities for energy and demand savings
To help with demand-side management program development, the Massachusetts PAs wanted a deeper understanding of where demand savings, new measure opportunities, and untapped customer opportunities could be found in the residential retrofit and HVAC sectors.
As a research partner, Guidehouse worked with the PAs and stakeholders to identify and rigorously test opportunities for energy and demand savings. Our work included the following tasks:
Conducted an industry-leading end-use metering study of 25 end uses at 350 homes to disaggregate peak day load shapes and energy consumption for all major end uses.
Developed GIS mapping of all multifamily properties with ownership type and PA to enable targeted marketing to condo owners, renters, and landlords.
Conducted an impact evaluation of the multifamily direct install program, including metering, to definitively answer questions about the true savings of the program.
Worked with PAs to test Tier 1 and Tier 2 smart strips with pre- and post-metering.
Worked with PAs to identify the true savings of high-efficiency condensing boilers and test control changes for improving equipment performance using a pre- and post-metering study.
Guidehouse’s evaluation work as a research partner allowed the Massachusetts PAs to remain at the forefront of clean energy programs. Our work helped the PAs ensure that ratepayer dollars were spent cost-effectively and that they continue to profit from delivering clean energy programs.