Energy Costs Soar, Consultants Thrive

We've picked up a lot of clients who didn't think a $400 gas bill was high, but now that their bill has climbed to $800 or $900, they are concerned and looking for help," James Elder of Evergreen Utility Services, Tacoma, Wash., told the Puget Sound Business Journal. "We are as full as we can get," said David Baylon of Seattle-based Ecotope, an energy consulting business that works with u...

09/01/2001


We've picked up a lot of clients who didn't think a $400 gas bill was high, but now that their bill has climbed to $800 or $900, they are concerned and looking for help," James Elder of Evergreen Utility Services, Tacoma, Wash., told the Puget Sound Business Journal.

"We are as full as we can get," said David Baylon of Seattle-based Ecotope, an energy consulting business that works with utilities and architects. "Mostly, we've seen an increasingly large amount of interest in ramping backup conservation programs."

A 350-person firm, Avista Advantage of Spokane, Wash., has seen revenues grow by 50% over three months. The company manages energy bills over the Internet.

From Pure Power, Fall 2001.





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