Case Studies

Dartmouth College

Client Since: 2006

Client Type: Higher Education

Contract Type: Full Service


Project: Comprehensive energy management including approximately 52,000 MWh of electricity, 407,000 gallons of heating oil, 121,000 barrels of residual oil, 287,000 gallons of propane, 290 tons of wood pellets annually, bio-diesel, renewable energy credits, load response and demand side management.


  • Budgeting and planning
  • Strategic procurement of electricity, residual oil, heating oil, bio-diesel, propane and renewable energy credits
  • Load response programs evaluation
  • Utility tariff analysis
  • Provided economic analysis and in turn, managed procurement for a wood pellet boiler system
  • Feasibility study of several green projects, including on-site solar, wind, biomass and LNG terminal
  • Demand response assessment, planning, implementation
  • Contract negotiations
  • Risk assessment analysis
  • Optimization study for central boiler plant and onsite electric generation.

CES’s experience with Dartmouth College demonstrates our ability to work with a higher education institution on a full range of energy related issues. CES’s energy strategy has allowed the College to save millions of dollars against their budgets. CES has executed several procurements of electricity, all liquid fuels and renewable energy credits for the College using our competitive bid approach. CES helped the College to identify ways to optimize its central boiler plant and onsite electric generation.