Services for Utilities

BIG serves as a premiere consultant and turnkey program implementer to utilities and local governments. We understand how to make your initiatives work in the marketplace, and our track record includes transforming underperforming programs into winners that dramatically exceed goals. We excel at projects and programs that leverage our renowned green building technical expertise and our trusted relationships with thousands of building professionals.
Our Results
We've worked tirelessly to make PG&E's Home Upgrade the leading residential energy rebate program in California. In 2015, we increased job volume by 25%.
We overhauled PG&E's underperforming AC Quality Care rebate program and made it a tremendous success, exceeding its 2013-2015 goal by more than 60%.
Our Recipe for Success
As an experienced program implementer, we understand the imperative to keep costs low and energy savings high. BIG excels at helping our clients find ways to do more with less, like streamlining processes and IT systems to reduce admin time and minimize the need for expensive subcontractors. We track KPIs intensively to scrutinize our performance and maximize impact.
BIG-implemented utility programs succeed because we know how to make them succeed in the marketplace. Our goal is market transformationbringing green and energy-efficient building practices into the mainstream and making them practical for homeowners and profitable for building professionals.
When you work with BIG, you're also partnering with our network of thousands of building professionals. Contractors, raters, and builders trust BIG and appreciate working with us because we listen to their needs and collaborate with them to suggest ways to optimize your programs so everyone wins – utilities, policymakers, homeowners, and professionals.
We enjoy tackling tough challenges, and we never settle for good enough. BIG's talented staff brings innovative approaches to program design and implementation, and professional training and mentoring. We leverage our own ideas and those of our research and nonprofit partners.
BIG's default answer to our clients is "Yes we can." We move quickly to adjust strategies, program design and technology to meet the needs of our clients. As a mid-sized organization, we have the capacity to achieve speed to market, but also the flexibility to make changes more rapidly than larger companies.
Clients and Partners
  • East Bay Municipal Utility District
  • Pacific Gas & Electric Company
  • Sacramento Municipal Utility District
  • San Diego Gas & Electric Company
  • Southern California Edison
  • Southern California Gas Company
  • Southern California Public Power Authority
  • The Energy Network (SoCalREN)


Talk to Us
We are always interested in connecting and collaborating with utilities and public agencies. Contact Jonathan Budner, Director of Business Development, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..