Founded in 1989, Energy + Environmental Economics (E3) is a fast-growing energy consulting firm that helps utilities, regulators, policy makers, developers, and investors make the best strategic decisions possible as they implement new public policies, respond to technological advances, and address customers’ shifting expectations.
Because E3 works with clients from all sectors of the electricity industry, we provide a 360-degree understanding of markets, planning, policy, regulation, and environmental factors. Just as important, we are committed to delivering clear, unbiased analyses that help clients make informed decisions.
Guiding the leaders in clean energy implementation
E3, based in San Francisco with a planned office in New York City, works on high-profile, high-impact projects in jurisdictions that lead in implementing clean energy policy. In California, for example, E3 has supported
utilities, state agencies, and the market operator in developing the infrastructure, programs, and plans that will realize the state’s goal of meeting a 50 percent renewable portfolio standard by 2030. In New York, we are advising state agencies and regulators about how to implement clean energy policy with an emphasis on customer incentives and markets. In Hawai‘i, we are helping the utility achieve the state’s goal of 100 percent renewable energy in the most reliable, least expensive way.
Growing around the globe
E3 is also expanding its international presence. We have recent projects in Europe, China, India, and Africa; we typically partner with government agencies and nonprofits as well as regulators and utilities to transfer best practices from the U.S. Another growth area is our asset evaluation practice, which builds on our policy and planning work to help financial institutions and equity investors assess the effects of clean energy policy on electricity prices and asset values. It also helps organizations with energy assets benchmark and assess sustainability initiatives.
Our passion: unbiased analysis of critical energy issues
E3’s greatest strengths lie in its team of consultants—the analysts, engineers, policy experts, economists, scientists, and others who have a deep understanding of contemporary analytical techniques, electricity industry economics, energy markets, and regulatory institutions. E3 partners are fully engaged and have a hand in every project, so clients benefit from their expertise in every engagement.
Ultimately, our sharp focus allows us to pursue our true passion—bringing clear, unbiased analysis to the critical issues facing the energy industry today.