Empower Procurement

Who We Are

Empower Procurement is led by several organizations with decades of energy efficiency expertise and program implementation experience. Our team of clean energy experts brings deep experience in DER company engagement and mentoring, buyer engagement and support, procurement system processes, bid and technical specification development, and group purchasing, providing the coverage needed to address challenges faced throughout the procurement process.

Empower Procurement is a California Energy Commission-funded program and is supported by the following organizations: Berkeley Lab, the California State University, UC Davis, ecomedes, Energy Solutions, ProQure, Prospect Silicon Valley, TerraVerde Energy, UC Berkeley’s Center for the Built Environment, and ZNE Alliance. For more information about these partners, visit the link below.

What We Do

Empower Procurement aims to help organizations reach their clean energy goals by simplifying the distributed energy resource (DER) procurement process. It identifies the barriers faced by both buyers and sellers—including challenges unique to large institutions—and provides solutions to bridge the gap between clean energy providers and those wishing to acquire and make use of top-of-the-line DER products.

Our work focuses on large institutions making high-volume purchases in order to have greater impact on California’s carbon emissions. Our Product Evaluation Hub provides testing and comprehensive reporting on DER products; our Product Marketplace will be a central location for online purchasing of products; the Services Marketplace will provide a streamlined platform for customers to hire the services needed to install, maintain, and repair DER products; and our procurement initiatives aim to address existing challenges within the DER procurement process and provide actionable next steps that move us all forward.

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