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SUSTAINABILITY ADVISORY

End-to-end sustainability advisory services for Scope 1, Scope 2, and Scope 3. We meet organizations where they are and help them accelerate their sustainability journey. From emissions measurement, through implementation and reporting, we offer the range of sustainability services.

A comprehensive program to address GHG emissions and achieve real decarbonization results.

OUR SUSTAINABILITY ADVISORY SERVICES

SCOPE 1 & 2 EMISSIONS

Scope 1 emissions are direct emissions that occur from sources that are controlled or owned by the company.

Scope 2 emissions are indirect emissions derived from the generation of purchased electricity, heat and steam.

SCOPE 3 EMISSIONS

Scope 3 emissions are all indirect emissions not included in Scope 2, including the embedded emissions across the supply chain.

HOW WE ADDRESS SCOPE 1 & 2 EMISSIONS

MEASUREMENT

Modeling of enterprise-wide energy usage and GHG emissions

TARGET

Advice on enterprise renewable energy & decarbonization goals

ASSESS

Strategic advisory, internal alignment and multi-year project road-mapping

IMPLEMENT

Procurement management & advisory on project vendors, funding and execution

REPORT

Tracking and communication of progress against established goals

HOW WE ADDRESS SCOPE 3 EMISSIONS

EMISSIONS MEASUREMENT

Clean, normalize and categorize spend data using SpendHQ data hierarchy

CATEGORY ASSESSMENT

Identify the range of alternative suppliers, estimated supplier switching costs and switching risks

SUPPLIER ENGAGEMENT STRATEGY

Develop and execute supplier data enrichment plan for top categories

IMPLEMENTATION & REPORTING

Execute supplier engagement, procurement decisions, and operational policy strategies

For good reason, demand management programs are typically the first stop on any organization’s sustainability journey. In terms of decarbonization economics, energy efficiency technologies and process optimization efforts, typically provide a high rate of return and an accelerated payback period. These projects make economic sense and provide a decarbonization co-benefit along the way.

Insight Energy specializes in helping organizations develop and scale Demand Management programs across their businesses and facilities. Our focus is on enabling organizations to identify the right partners; develop the right funding strategy, including consideration of zero capital costs options; and scale efforts across hundreds or thousands of facilities.

Learn more about energy demand management from David Brannen, Insight Energy’s demand management leader. Hear about David’s unique experience and perspectives on demand management, understand why it’s critical to engage experts—and learn what’s at stake if you don’t.

 

WHAT WE DO

 

ENERGY EFFICIENCY

  • LED Lighting
  • HVAC
  • Process Motors
  • Building Automation Systems
  • Retro-commissioning

DEMAND RESPONSE

  • Emergency Load Response
  • Synchronized Reserves
  • Peak Saver
  • Virtual Batteries
  • Monetizing Fleet Charging

RESILIENCY

  • Solar, Storage, Natural Gas Generation
  • Combined Heat + Power
  • Diesel / Nat Gas back-up generation

DECARBONIZATION

  • Fleet Electrification
  • Boiler/Furnace Conversions
  • RTU Conversions
  • Generator Evaluations
  • Compliance Reporting

3RD PARTY FUNDING

  • Traditional Financing
  • Off-Balance-Sheet Energy
  • Services Agreement
  • On-Bill Financing
  • Alternatives (PACE)

AUXILIARY BENEFITS

  • Facility Comfort & Operational
  • Improvements Improved ROIC on deployed capital
  • Federal Tax Deductions (179D)
  • Utility Rebates
  • Federal ITC – Tax Equity Investing

At the end of the day, the success or failure of corporate sustainability programs hinges on the ability to procure clean energy. Sustainability implementation is a procurement activity. Insight Energy provides advisory services to support clean energy procurement including the purchase of on-site generation options (including PPAs), off-site renewable energy projects (including VPPAs), renewable energy certificates (RECs), and carbon offsets.


Through our broad renewable partner network, Insight Energy is well-positioned to advise on the full suite of products available for our customers. Our market intelligence and negotiation capabilities ensure that our clients receive the best value and lowest price for the instruments that they procure—helping avoid mistakes that could cost their organizations millions.

Learn from Mike Muoio, Insight Energy’s climate and clean energy leader. Hear about Mike’s unique perspectives on clean energy, understand why it’s critical to engage experts—and why customers need to take action now.

WHAT WE DO

Community
Solar
Distributed
Generation
Off-site
renewables
renewable energy
certificates
carbon offsets +
insets
Financial Benefit
Carbon Reduction
COMMUNITY SOLAR SUBSCRIPTIONS generate guaranteed savings with no upfront costs, while supporting local solar development
DISTRIBUTED GENERATION (DG) provides low-cost power and resiliency benefits through customized on-site projects OFF-SITE RENEWABLES deliver RECs at scale through direct financial agreements (PPAs) with large-scale renewable
OFF-SITE RENEWABLES deliver RECs at scale through direct financial agreements (PPAs) with large-scale renewable energy projects
RENEWABLE ENERGY CERTIFICATES (RECS) can be purchased directly to meet sustainability goals but lack additionality and ROI
CARBON OFFSETS AND INSETS can be purchased through a variety of means to reduce Scope 1 + 3 emissions

CASE STUDIES

Semiconductor Manufacturer

Large power user in the Northeast sought to maintain cost competitiveness while responding to customer ESG pressures. Insight identified over $1.5M in price savings and delivered a 20MW on-site solar and battery storage solution

SPEND & SAVINGS SUMMARY


Annual Spend
Annual Consumption
Peak Facility Demand
Estimated Annual Savings
$45MM
340,000 MWh
60,000 kW
$2.36MM

SCOPE OF WORK

  • Insight provided technical and financial advisory services to support the optimization and competitive procurement of Solar + Storage
  • Technical review of ground-mounted, rooftop and carport solar potential identified over 20MW in solar PV and over 40MW in lithium-ion phosphate (LFP) energy storage capacity
  • Insight engaged project developers via RFP and supported the technical and financial analysis of competitive bids, and negotiated Power Purchase Agreements (PPAs) with the awarded developer

National Restaurant Operator

Publicly-traded restaurant operator with locations across the U.S. sought to reduce costs and improve sustainability. Insight identified and negotiated Community Solar subscriptions across multiple states, driving aggregate savings of $0.35M

SPEND & SAVINGS SUMMARY


Annual Spend (Electricity)
Subscription Design
Estimated Annual Savings
Estimated Term Savings
$100MM
16 Projects in 5 Markets
$350,000
$7MM

SCOPE OF WORK

  • Insight identified and presented Community Solar as a viable market opportunity to reduce operating costs while supporting local renewables growth
  • Evaluated billing data across hundreds of locations to determine subscription savings potential and commercial terms for executive approval
  • Developed structured RFP and led competitive procurement of capacity – resulting in 16 project subscriptions across 5 distinct markets, and over $350K in annual savings over 20 years

Pharmaceutical Manufacturer

Supporting a 100% Renewable Energy target, Insight sourced competitive RECs and PPAs to help meeting their goals while minimizing cost.​

SPEND & SAVINGS SUMMARY


Global Operations
Emissions Target
Renewable Target (US)
Target Solutions
32 Manufacturing Facilities
25% Reduction by 2030
100,000 MWh (100%+)
Unbundled RECs, VPPAs

SCOPE OF WORK

  • Analyzed the electricity consumption profile to develop renewable energy procurement strategy, PPA portfolio and risk mitigation approach.
  • Competitively procured Unbundled RECs to meet interim emissions goals.
  • Specified requirements and managed a competitive RFP for Off-Site PPAs; evaluated market futures to forecast cash flow performance.
  • Executed 100GWh vPPA with positive NPV forecast; advised on commercial terms, accounting treatment and developer negotiations.

Telecommunications 

Insight Energy led an opportunity assessment, sourcing, & contract negotiation for portfolio-wide energy efficiency projects for Fortune 100 telecom company.

SPEND & SAVINGS SUMMARY


Annual Spend
National Footprint
Savings Target
Project Timeline
$1.5B
1800+ Locations
$2MM OPEX Savings
4 months

SCOPE OF WORK

  • Insight identified primary energy conservation measures across client’s portfolio to identify total energy savings, incentives, & capital costs
  • With capital expenditure constraints for energy projects, Insight sourced an off-balance sheet funding agreement to support execution of projects
  • Following the sourcing event, Insight assisted the client in identifying a partner best aligned with its accounting and operational constraints to support execution of efficiency project rollouts

LEARN MORE ABOUT SUSTAINABILITY ADVISORY

End-to-end sustainability advisory services for Scope 1, Scope 2, and Scope 3.

Whether you are standing up a sustainability program focused on Scope 1 and Scope 3 goals, or expanding your efforts to include Scope 3, we offer a full range of services to help you accelerate your sustainability journey.

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