GTI International Expands Footprint of Energy Efficiency Portfolio with Acquisition of Frontier Associates

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January 27, 2017
Des Plaines, IL

GTI International (GTII), a subsidiary of Gas Technology Institute (GTI), today announced it has acquired Frontier Associates LLC, a professional services firm located in Austin, Texas. Established in 1999, the company provides energy efficiency program support, engineering and technical consulting, market research, and software solutions to utilities nationwide. Frontier Associates has performed work for every major electric and gas utility in Texas, Oklahoma, and Arkansas.

The company consults with utilities and other entities on the design, implementation, and evaluation of energy efficiency, demand response, and renewable energy programs to increase customer adoption of efficient home and commercial building technologies. Frontier Associates helps to quantify the potential benefits of energy efficiency improvements in company service areas, demonstrate the cost-effectiveness of energy efficiency programs, and design effective approaches to program marketing and delivery. Frontier also provides database tools for utility efficiency program analysis, management and tracking with its proprietary EnerTrek Software Solutions.

“Frontier Associates is a regional market leader in energy efficiency initiatives, and their qualifications and activities complement the work being done by our California subsidiaries. We are very excited to add their talented team members to our growing energy efficiency business. Their capabilities, client relationships, and location are a fantastic fit as we look to provide solutions to our clients and members in the south central area of the country,” says Ron Snedic, GTI International President and Senior Vice President of Corporate Development at GTI. “As we expand our footprint and strengthen our team, we intend to increase the value we bring to our clients.”

In addition, Frontier Associates has expertise in demand side management and energy pricing, policy, and resource planning, and can provide new economic modeling offers to customers.

Bill Brooks, Frontier Associates Chief Executive Officer says, “We have a commitment to optimize value for our clients by truly understanding their needs. Our goal is to help them successfully navigate the ins-and-outs of energy efficiency as regulatory climates change and new technologies emerge. Our customers will benefit from the technical strengths and complementary skillsets of GTI and the other subsidiaries, and we can all work together to accelerate market transformation.”

About GTI International (GTII)

GTI International (GTII) is a holding company and wholly owned subsidiary of GTI. Through GTII, GTI is investing in an efficient, clean energy future to meet ever-escalating energy, operational and environmental challenges. Resources are leveraged by forming partnerships with businesses, government, and industry around the world to add impact to market solutions. The portfolio of companies GTII holds equity in strive to provide exceptional stakeholder value via innovative solutions and client focus.

About GTI Energy

GTI Energy is a leading research and training organization. Our trusted team works to scale impactful solutions that shape energy transitions by leveraging gases, liquids, infrastructure, and efficiency. We embrace systems thinking, open learning, and collaboration to develop, scale, and deploy the technologies needed for low-carbon, low-cost energy systems.

About Frontier Associates, LLC

Frontier Associates LLC has built a reputation for reliable and efficient analyses that withstand rigorous independent review. The firm provides energy efficiency and water conservation consulting services to utilities, industry, government agencies, and consumers in the United States and Canada. The team brings expertise in economics and pricing, utility cost allocation and rate design, forecasting, resource planning, energy efficiency and renewable energy program design and evaluation, water conservation, and regulatory policy. Frontier Associates’ customer-focused, relationship-based project approach has earned repeat business from many of the firm’s original clients for more than 17 years.

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