Industry Expertise

We are a collection of professionals with a wide range of backgrounds. Combined, we are a pragmatic group of utility and energy experts, data and software engineers, and market and business strategists. We are able to mobilize varied resources from across our organization as relevant to client requirements. Whether you need an expert on designing smart thermostat programs or someone to translate your regulator’s new requirements for data submission, we can help.

Our Approach

Calico Energy provides program life cycle and project management services that go beyond the typical consultancy’s approach. We don’t just augment your team, we aim to become a part of it. Our experts bring a broad understanding of the landscape facing utilities. The deep subject matter knowledge we bring ensures that the initiatives we manage for our customers, from demand response to benchmarking to program audits, are successful. We’ll interface with your customers and vendors to get the best result — we’re experienced in translating business needs for internal or external IT and technology support.

When we say we know what it takes to make programs work, we mean it.

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Designing for Success

From smart meters to load reduction and curtailment processes, there are many programs (and solutions!) at play in the utility space today. With added layers of regulation, consumer protections, and increasing IoT/BYOD realities, utility program managers have a lot of options. Beneath all of those varied business realities sits a lot of detailed information exchange, complicated workflows, and integrations across systems.

In our experience, good program design is increasingly dependent on organizing and querying clean, aggregated data. The more complex the programs become, the messier the data beneath them can be. We help our clients make sure their programs are set up to handle it all, and we are always ready to help unpack the trickle down effects of new requirements.

Technical and Engineering Resources

Our technical consultants are data and reporting experts. In partnership with our clients and their systems, they build and manipulate data sets, design and document business requirements, generate inputs and evaluate results. We also maintain a complete engineering team, ready to support your implementation needs at any step — from market research and product prioritization to deployments in production environments, and everything in between.