A growing number of organizations are taking advantage of distributed energy resources (DERs). DERs are a new category of energy sources and technologies that includes on- and off-site renewables such as solar and wind and the integration of onsite energy generation, storage, and demand management technologies. DERs present renewables-conscious organizations an opportunity to optimize their energy strategies for both cost efficiency and environmental footprint reduction. The benefits of employing DERs as part of your energy procurement mix, however, are significantly variable. Making them work for your business requires careful attention to how they fit into your energy requirements, corporate risk tolerance, and procurement strategy.
Ecova’s deep expertise in market-specific energy procurement and DER opportunities helps you accelerate the cost effective acquisition of renewables that lessen your environmental impact, minimize your exposure to market-based risk, and reduce your energy costs. Ecova helps organizations maintain a clear, actionable roadmap and consistent support to achieve these goals.
After a thorough review of your financial requirements and key buying principles and goals related to DERs, Ecova’s experts evaluate your portfolio to track market-specific DER opportunities that align with your strategy. We then develop your DER roadmap, track your progress, and regularly refresh your opportunity pipeline as markets evolve.
As an independent third party working on your behalf, Ecova maintains a curated pool of cost-competitive DER providers with distinctive competencies by region and offer structures. We negotiate client-favorable contract terms and continually evaluate procurement offers in support of client goals—whether specific vendor-driven opportunities or full-fledged RFPs across multiple regions.
DERs are an increasingly important piece of the energy procurement puzzle. Ecova’s experts are poised to help you determine how they can drive down costs, minimize risk, and improve the environmental footprint of your organization.
“With market prices of both traditional grid and distributed resources moving quickly, companies benefit from the transparent analysis and advice that experts at Ecova provide in these complex markets.” – Jana Schmidt, Ecova