Effectively meeting the climate change challenge requires results-oriented planning, robust GHG forecasting and accounting, and programs designed to reduce GHG emissions across all sectors.
Climate Action Planning
Utility Carbon Management
Our utility clients are now setting progressive zero carbon emissions goals that align well with industry and national priorities for combatting climate change. We are partnering with clients to develop the strategies and programs needed to meet aggressive carbon reduction goals while simultaneously maintaining system reliability and keeping customer costs down. We leverage sophisticated data analysis and modeling tools to identify the resource value of demand-side and distributed resource initiatives from both a system and carbon perspective and make smart resource acquisition choices.
Effective carbon planning starts with a firm understanding of site level greenhouse gas emissions. We couple experienced site level data collection methods with extensive knowledge of carbon accounting rules, regulations, and reporting requirements. Our industry-accredited engineers and consultants leverage decades of experience to develop and verify greenhouse gas emissions inventories. We excel at integrating these inventories with energy planning and enterprise management tools to make them useful to decisionmakers throughout the organization.
Recent Tierra Climate Action Projects
Tierra Resource Consultants developed the forecast and production cost model for energy efficiency for the California 2030 Low Carbon Grid Study (LCGS). This study explored opportunities to achieve a low carbon grid and discussed using three areas of initiative...
The County of Sonoma’s Property Assessed Clean Energy Financing Program (PACE) provides county residents and business owners with an innovative mechanism for financing energy efficiency and renewable energy improvements on private residences and businesses. Tierra...
Tierra recently conducted an assignment to assess emissions sources, develop and inventory, and compare historic results for Mohawk College in Canada. The project also entailed defining the best technical and economic scenario to significantly and quickly mitigate...
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Tierra’s principal staff members have been at the leading-edge of the energy efficiency, renewable energy, and distributed energy resources industry for the last three decades.
Over their extensive careers, our senior staff have served clients across the country including investor-owned and publicly-owned electric and gas utilities, municipal governments, government agencies, research institutions, and private sector firms. We conduct projects in virtually all customer sectors and end-use applications.
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