White Paper: Closing the Energy Savings Loop - Effective DSM Trade Ally Engagement
What is your strategy for engaging trade allies to ensure you meet your DSM portfolio energy savings goals? How active are your trade allies in program participation – do you know? As DSM program and portfolio managers take on the dual challenges of increased savings goals and reduced administrative budgets, they increasingly look to contractors and vendors for assistance. The results are often mixed as they grapple with the work of recruiting and managing a diverse set of service providers with motivations often different from the utility itself. This white paper discusses approaches to enhance and improve your contractor engagement from recruiting and training to monitoring and management. It also covers how utilities are combining best practices and leveraging purpose-built software to reduce program administrative costs, drive trade ally and customer participation, and ensure follow through on service and installation of energy efficiency measures – the energy savings you need.