Willdan Selected for New Public Sector Small Facilities Offering

Willdan Group, Inc. today announced the award of a new energy efficiency services contract for the implementation of ComEd’s small facilities public sector energy efficiency offerings. These new services and incentives are offered through the ComEd® Energy Efficiency Program for public sector small facility customers in northern Illinois that have a peak demand up to 100 kW, including local municipalities, schools, and community colleges. The one-year contract is inclusive of option years, which could potentially span over the next four years.

“ComEd is committed to helping customers, including those who are historically underserved, better manage their energy use and save on their electricity bills,” said Julie Hollensbe, manager of the energy efficiency portfolio at ComEd. “Our energy efficiency program for small public sector facilities is part of a broader plan under Illinois’ Future Energy Jobs Act to achieve nearly 12 percent total energy efficiency savings by 2021 and support job creation efforts across the state.”

Residential, business, and public sector customers have saved more than $2.7 billion since ComEd introduced its energy efficiency programs in 2008. This is ComEd’s first program focused specifically on helping public sector customers with smaller facilities reduce their energy use and costs.

“We thank ComEd for this opportunity to expand our reach in Illinois,” said Willdan’s CEO, Tom Brisbin. “This is an important win for Willdan because it enables us to cross-sell additional services beyond lighting, including mechanical and electrical engineering services to public sector customers that need assistance in implementing energy-saving measures. Ten percent of the Illinois electrical efficiency budget must now address the public sector, and this trend is growing in other states like California and New York.”

Willdan will recruit, train, and coordinate locally-owned service providers – including engineering, design, distribution, and contracting firms – to deliver 23,250 MWh of savings over four years. Savings will primarily be delivered through deep retrofit packages that combine lighting, refrigeration, controls, and new technology measures as applicable to each facility.

Source: Willdan Group, Inc.
Date: Feb 12, 2018