Jackson Associates

Jackson Associates has been providing energy efficiency and demand response modeling and financial analysis, utility customer databases and analysis, energy forecasting models, new technology analysis and modeling and other energy industry applications since 1982. Our client list reflects a who's-who in the energy industry. Clients range from startups to some of the biggest names in the energy and energy equipment manufacturing industries. Our achievements and success are testimony to the quality of our software and data products, services and support

Energy Budgets at Risk (EBaR) is our newest energy analysis software product. EBaR is a new quantitative process that applies a Wall Street risk management approach to evaluate energy budget risk and risk associated with energy-efficiency investments. Organizations can now view risks and rewards of individual efficiency investments considering budget flexibility and risk tolerance along with the benefits of reduced operating costs, increased cash flow and enhanced building value. EBaR analysis can provide annual savings of 30% of energy costs even after accounting for the amortized costs of the efficiency investments. EBaR principles were initially developed and presented in the book Energy Budgets at Risk (EBaR): A Risk Management Approach to Energy Purchase and Efficiency Choice published by John Wiley and Sons in 2008.

The EBaR process applies MAISY® (Market Analysis and Information System) Utility Customer Energy Use and Hourly Load Databases, another Jackson Associates product for benchmarking, and disaggregation of baseload electricity use into end-uses (space heating, air conditioning, etc.). MAISY databases are the energy industry's most widely-used source of energy use and hourly loads data. Databases, which have been developed from information on more than 5 million utility customers throughout the United States are updated on a continuos basis. More information on MAISY Databases is available on the MAISY Website.

EBaR Developer

Dr. Jerry Jackson, Author of Energy Budgets at Risk (EBaR): A Risk Management Approach to Energy Purchase and Efficiency Choices, developed the EBaR approach and, most recently, the EBaR software. He is an energy economist with over 35 years experience, president of the consulting firm Jackson Associates and Leader and Research Director of the Smart Grid Research Consortium. He was previously a Signature Professor at Texas A&M University, Chief of the Applied Research Division at the Georgia Tech Research Institute and an economist at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago.

He has worked with hundreds of clients addressing energy-related issues. He has assisted individual firms with energy efficiency and demand response investment analyses ranging from large national companies like Toyota USA and Tanger Outlets to companies with a single facility.

He has assisted more than two dozen electric utilities developing and analyzing energy efficiency and demand response programs. He has worked with state agencies in California, Texas, New York, Washington, Indiana, Pennsylvania and Colorado and with federal agencies including DOE, EPA, NREL, Oak Ridge and Lawrence Berkeley national labs. He has advised the Department of Energy on appliance efficiency standards.

Dr. Jackson is an expert on new energy technologies. He has assisted leading US, Asian and European technology companies in projects involving fuel cells, microturbines, combined heat and power, cool storage, flywheel, demand response and other new energy technology systems. His technology clients include companies such as United Technologies, Sharp Laboratories, Ingersoll Rand, Toyota, Aisin, Bloom Energy, Ice Energy and other equipment manufacturers.

He is frequently called on to provide expert testimony, evaluations and advice. Recent activities include expert witness testimony for the utility regulatory agency in New Brunswick, Canada, presentation of policies to enhance commercial buildings energy efficiency at a European Commission conference, participation in a United Nations Energy Expert Working Group Meeting on Industrial Energy Efficiency and service on review boards for the UK's Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council, Science Foundation Arizona and the Ontario Ministry of Economic Development and Innovation. He is a founding editorial member of the Journal of Sustainable Real Estate.

Dr. Jackson speaks frequently on current energy market topics and energy risk management. He initiated and conducted a highly-acclaimed workshop series at Texas workshop series at Texas A&M University on energy risk management; he is recognized as a leader in the financial assessment of smart electric grid technology applications, speaking at industry and association meetings across the US.

His software development work includes the patented Market Analysis and Information System (MAISY). MAISY software technology has been licensed to Microsoft, Oracle, SAP and other business intelligence software firms.

He has a Ph.D. in economics from the University of Florida and a BS in Mathematics from the University of Tennessee.