energy efficiency

US utilities Xcel Energy and CenterPoint Energy have extended their partnership with Willdan to help consumers in Minnesota to improve their energy efficiency.

After helping the two utilities to enhance consumer energy efficiency over the past 25 years, Willdan has been granted a $10 million deal to continue doing so over the next four years.

Through the Energy Design Assistance Programme, Willdan will provide commercial building owners with energy expertise to encourage energy-efficient building design and construction.

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Willdan will leverage its real-time energy modeling software, Net Energy Optimiser, to allow project teams to visualise the effects of energy efficiency measures during collaborative stakeholder meetings.

Kris Kohls, product manager at Xcel Energy, said: “Xcel Energy is leading the clean energy transition with a goal to reduce carbon emissions 80 percent by 2030, and a vision to provide customers with 100 percent carbon-free electricity by 2050.

“Helping our customers become more energy efficient is one of the ways we’ll reach our goal and vision, and we look forward to continuing our work with the Willdan Group on the Energy Design Assistance Programme.”