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Public-Sector Programs

RISE has extensive experience fulfilling municipal, county, state, federal and other institutional projects through various energy-efficiency programs

 

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Rhode Island Master Price Agreement 508 (R.I.)

The State of Rhode Island Department of Administration, Division of Purchases, has selected the RISE Engineering (a division of Thielsch Engineering, Inc.) to provide turnkey energy-efficiency services to public-sector entities under a Master Price Agreement known as MPA 508. This MPA allows state agencies and political subdivisions -- cities, towns, schools, quasi-public agencies -- to award energy-efficiency retrofit projects of up to $50,000 to MPA-listed companies without public bid. It also allows the award of projects between $50,000 and $600,000 without full public bid upon securing three bids from MPA-listed companies.

 

Cape Light Compact Direct Install Program (Mass.)

Cape Light Compact (CLC) is a regional inter-municipal agency authorized by 21 towns on Cape Cod and Martha’s Vineyard to protect consumer interests, secure competitive electricity prices and offer green power options for 200,000 residents. CLC’s Direct Install Program provides up to 100 percent incentives for qualifying energy-efficiency measures in municipal, state and federal facilities. RISE has serviced CLC customers since 2001 and maintains a field office in South Yarmouth.

 

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DCAMM Accelerated Energy Program (Mass.)

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts launched this program in 2012 to accelerate implementation of energy and water conservation improvements across all state government operations. Under this program, the Division of Capital Asset Management and Maintenance (DCAMM) has awarded RISE contracts to retrofit district court houses, armories, prisons, universities, public health facilities, offices and other state facilities.

 

Eversource Energy Municipal Program (Mass.)

This program provides custom rebate services for federal, state and local government facilities supported by Eversource Energy electric or gas service. As a Municipal Program Contractor, RISE was selected by Eversource through a competitive process and, per General Law 25A, is exempt from state bid requirements for projects totaling less than $100,000.

 

Liberty Utilities Commercial & Industrial Gas Energy-Efficiency Program (N.H.)

As the regional program administrator, RISE provides auditing, engineering, and direct install services to commercial, industrial, and municipal gas customers. This program includes financial incentives of up to 50 percent for qualifying custom and prescriptive measures, and includes certain no-cost direct install measures for small business and municipal customers. Engineering services include screening and verification of new technologies, such as the polymer bead technology in Xeros commercial washers that qualified Sterling Linens in Manchester, N.H. for a $28,000 rebate.

 

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National Grid Project Expediter (R.I., Mass.) and Small Business (N.Y.) Programs

A Project Expediter (PEX) is an authorized contractor selected through a bid process to implement energy-efficiency projects that qualify for National Grid’s energy incentives. National Grid requires each PEX to achieve target kWh and natural gas savings goals while maintaining high customer satisfaction. RISE has served as a PEX since the program’s inception in 1996. RISE also serves as a Regional Program Administrator for National Grid’s Small Business Services Program in upstate New York.

 

Special Projects (Federal)

For federal projects, RISE serves both as a turnkey resource for Government-contracted utility companies and as a subcontractor to ESCOs and general contractors. Examples: National Grid contracted RISE to provide energy-efficiency services totaling $2.75 million for the Naval Undersea Warfare Center and Naval Station Newport. Large ESCOs subsequently subcontracted RISE to install additional lighting upgrades and controls at NAVSTA Newport. Other projects include retrofitting U.S. Postal Service buildings, Otis Air Base buildings, and Federal Reserve Plaza in Boston.