I founded LEI in 2008 to help accelerate progress toward a more energy-efficient future. With 20 years’ experience analyzing, introducing and promoting advanced energy technologies for PG&E and my subsequent work in energy innovation consulting, I wanted to help clients solve their toughest problems and successfully traverse the product introduction “Valley of Death.”
The challenges we helped our clients overcome were often ones that we have grappled with for years. How can product manufacturers, service providers and utilities make energy efficiency as desirable as electric cars and solar power? What are the most effective collaborative approaches to accelerate emerging technology introductions? How can energy savings results be validated cheaply, rapidly and accurately?
Whether we were helping founders of young companies understand and navigate the unique culture of the energy utility – and the culture shock that can come with it – or working with leading utilities to develop and expand energy efficient technology introductions and other DSM initiatives, our focus was on providing services that make a real difference.
We sought out clients that could benefit the most from what we did and that valued our ability to deliver on assignments no one had ever tackled before. I invite you explore the services we offered.