Consulting

Frontier’s staff brings an unparalleled depth and breadth of experience to every client, project and program. Here are just a few of the ways we’ve applied our knowledge and skills to meet clients’ needs.

Water Efficiency & Conservation

The importance of water conservation and management is growing around the world, and especially in Texas. Our lengthy experience in conservation makes Frontier an ideal choice for tackling water problems. We can help water utilities with demand side management support including rate design, advanced metering, modeling, tracking and evaluation.

Frontier Associates Spotlight on Success: Between 2011 and 2012 Frontier served the City of Austin’s water utility through econometric modeling of the impacts of its conservation programs. Find out more…

Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy

Frontier has extensive experience providing quality program design services and tools for utilities across North America, including Arkansas, California, Colorado, Missouri, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Texas, and Canada. Our experienced staff can provide superior energy efficiency solutions to meet your program and evaluation needs, including:

  • Program design and administrative solutions for both electric and gas utilities.
  • Innovative energy efficiency and renewable energy finance solutions, including commercial Property Assessed Clean Energy (PACE) program development.
  • Turnkey utility program management solutions and support for existing processes and personnel.
Frontier Associates Spotlight on Success: Frontier has been a leader in promoting green building since 2002, when the Company was awarded a contract to develop northern California’s first green building program. Frontier has also supported Austin Energy’s internationally recognized Green Building program. Find out more…

Energy Pricing & Resource Planning

Frontier’s expertise in retail pricing and resource planning has enabled utilities, retail electricity providers and consumers in both regulated and competitive energy markets to benefit. Large industry energy consumers have benefited from our expertise in contractual negotiations with energy suppliers. Frontier’s senior professionals have testified in numerous regulatory proceedings on topics related to rate design and appropriate approaches to pricing and cost allocation. Frontier’s rate design specialists have designed new rate structures, including time of use rates, inclining block rates, interruptible rates, and real-time pricing programs. We have contributed to resource planning for Oklahoma Gas & Electric, Brazos Electric Cooperative (Texas), and El Paso Electric (Texas).

Frontier Associates Spotlight on Success: Frontier recently examined time of use pricing structures designed to shift electricity use away from dynamically-called critical system peaks and toward overnight periods in months of maximum inland wind production in Texas. Find out more…

Market Research

Frontier performs numerous surveys to ensure the most accurate and most up-to-date information contributes to program designs and evaluation services. We recently completed a number of site surveys in support of a technical potential evaluation for Oklahoma Gas & Electric and Public Service of Oklahoma. We also partner with a major research firm to analyze residential appliance saturation data for CenterPoint (Texas). These analyses provide our clients with the information needed to successfully tailor programs and goals to the specific needs of their service areas.

Frontier Associates Spotlight on Success: Frontier’s staff is a key contributor to Texas’ statewide energy efficiency implementation project to produce deemed savings used by energy efficiency service providers. We’ve also developed deemed savings standards for Arkansas. Find out more…

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