Energy and Security Group, LLC
Established in 2002, the Energy and Security Group (ESG) is a small, woman-owned professional services company serving U.S. government, industry, finance, and international development agency clients in the U.S. and overseas.
ESG assists clients to address critical energy and natural resource issues at the nexus of national and international security interests.
ESG focuses on expanding the use of clean energy and environmental technologies and practices to enhance economic performance, promote energy security, improve quality of life, and advance resource sustainability.
ESG is a world-recognized leader in expanding the use of clean energy and environmental technologies and practices by:
Creating favorable policies for the application of renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies, products, and services.
Facilitating the deployment of cleaner energy technologies and practices for energy security, cost savings, and environmental benefits.
Developing and applying analytic tools, methodologies, and decision support systems.
Developing and implementing programs and projects that are environmentally and economically sustainable.
Increasing energy access, particularly in developing countries, with a focus on rural poor, productive uses, and income generation.
Supporting entrepreneurial and business development in the agriculture, infrastructure, and transport sectors.
Expanding domestic and international markets and financing for renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies.
Conducting communication and outreach campaigns to promote clean energy options such as renewable energy and energy efficiency.
Expanding consumer awareness of the costs, benefits, and applications of cleaner energy solutions.
WHAT ESG DOES
Energy and Security Group specializes in the following areas:
Analysis and Decision Support
Energy and Security Group analysis and decision support work includes cost/benefit analysis, design and application of decision support tools, mathematical and computer modeling, policy and program evaluation, and methodology development. Analytical work supports customer requirements in the areas of renewable energy, energy efficiency, strategic planning, social and economic development, energy security, logistics, programming and budgeting, cost and economics, and the sustainable use of natural resources.
Policy Design and Analysis
Energy and Security Group works at the local, national, and regional levels to analyze, recommend, and design policies that better integrate renewable energy and energy efficiency into the overall energy mix and create sustainable energy pathways for decision makers at the national, state, and local levels. ESG services include barrier assessments, policy and regulatory assessments, subsidy reform, climate change policy, and advisory services.
Market Development and Technology Assessments
Energy and Security Group has conducted a range of clean energy market assessments to assist public and private sector clients to make sound business decisions. ESG is also achieved in assessing clean energy solutions for grid and off-grid applications. Activities have included identifying, screening, and prioritizing renewable energy and energy efficiency technologies, products, and services; assessing the market potential for these technologies; estimating market penetration rates and conducting what-if scenarios; reviewing the availability and performance of various policies and programs to support these technologies; and suggesting modification to programs as well as new program concepts. ESG has also conducted pre-feasibility and feasibility studies, examining the technical, financial, institutional, management, environmental, legal, and other key components of clean energy projects that may be of interest to potential lenders and investors.
Project Development, Implementation, and Evaluation
Energy and Security Group specializes in project design and development, project management and implementation, and project monitoring and evaluation. ESG has worked both in the United States and internationally—with a strong focus in Latin America/Caribbean; Asia (particularly India and China); and Africa.
Energy and Security Group has a wide body of knowledge and experience in the many aspects of financial mobilization including: financial packaging/deal structuring, resource mobilization, business incubation, consumer credit, micro-finance, fund structuring/management, risk mitigation, carbon valuation, fund-raising, economic and financial analysis, and corporate partnering and joint venturing services. One of ESG's highlighted strengths is structuring and executing operations for start-up financing and enterprise incubation.
Capacity Building and Training
Energy and Security Group builds capacity and institutional strengthening through a range of activities that include conducting training and train-the-trainer programs; organizing/conducting workshops and training courses; developing curricula; providing technical assistance and support; conducting training, readiness, and stability operations; developing and maintaining Web sites and databases; developing toolkits and other training materials; and maintaining information hotlines.
Communications, Outreach, and Conference Management
Effective packaging, communications, and outreach are essential to program success. ESG focuses on the design, development, and promotion of materials and outreach through activities such as market identification/segmentation, message development and generation, testing and refinement of concepts, development of communications and outreach plans, development of communications products using a range of channels (print media, news media, DVDs/CDs), conducting information campaigns, and evaluation of communications activities. ESG is also active in conference management to include agenda development, speaker identification/preparation, on-site logistics arrangements, and conference proceedings.