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eFormative Options specializes in developing sustainable energy solutions, creating funding and resource plans and strengthening relationships with funders and other stakeholders. Our services draw on substantial experience and lessons learned with successful project developments, community engagement and sustainable energy deployment programs.

We are qualified to provide a broad range of energy policy consulting services including:

Policy & Market Analysis

  • Performing research, building relationships and networking with industry, utilities, consumer advocates and other stakeholders locally, regionally and nationally
  • Collecting and analyzing market data; evaluating economic development impacts
  • Organizing support for hearings, community engagement, media outreach

Climate & Energy Insights

  • Evaluating technologies, project engineering, resource assessment
  • Providing energy-related capacity building and training
  • Serving as subject matter expert (SME)

Development Consulting

  • Launching new ventures, conducting project scoping, feasibility research, financial modeling and pro forma sensitivity analysis
  • Preparing and reviewing proposals, including work plan and budget design
  • Identifying potential funders and cost-sharing; obtaining commitments for support

Management Consulting Services

  • Leading strategic planning and implementation of related actions
  • Business development and marketing, including website content
  • Agenda development and facilitation, and serving as a resource to prepare project reports including project achievements, funding secured and budget updates
  • Sound project management to ensure high-quality deliverables completed on time

Over the past few years, we have led submission of more than
21 major funding proposals with awards together totaling $17 million.


“Heather has an impressive network of colleagues and a keen grasp of technical issues as well as seeing beyond the trees to see the big picture of the forest.”

John Vanden Bosch | President/Principal Engineer, ArcVera Renewables

“Heather has a gift for developing public / private consensus and securing funding to match, benefiting sectors that traditional investors are unable to serve.”

Tadd Lisman | Senior Wind Resource Analyst, ENEL Green Power 2020

“Without her strong organizational skills, policy and market knowledge, and energy insights, our NREL awards would have not been attainable.”

Ken Kotalik | Director of North American Sales, Primus Windpower

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