Gabel Associates works with Federal Agencies to provide efficient and effective energy and environmental management solutions. We provide expertise and analytics in electric and natural gas markets with a focus on energy efficiency, renewable energy, and energy policy.
The firm brings demonstrated expertise in the commercial marketplace, including the development of hundreds of energy projects and transactions, to its federal contract activities.
Gabel Associates offers a robust set of energy and environmental management services, including energy technology feasibility and economic assessments, policy analysis, and energy efficiency and renewable project development. We have developed proprietary modeling tools to provide market analysis, energy procurement services, and environmental impact analysis.
The firm’s deep expertise in energy economics and analytics, combined with our technical capabilities, allow us to provide highly refined services that focus on the economic, technical, and environmental success of energy initiatives.
Bill Babiuch, Vice President of the firm, has over twenty years of experience in the energy arena and supports a wide-range of analyses and strategic planning activities for various energy technologies and policy initiatives in the federal space. Dr. Babiuch works closely with federal programs to provide planning, analysis, and evaluation support to advance the development and deployment of clean energy technologies. He has also worked with many of DOE’s national laboratories, most notably the National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL) and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory (NREL).
Gabel Associates is a certified small business federal contractor under GSA Contract Number GS-10F-0089S (03FAC Facilities Maintenance and Management Schedule).
The firm possesses the following Special Item Numbers (SINs):
871-202: Energy Management Planning and Strategies
871-203: Training on Energy Management
871-205: Energy Program Support Services
871-206: Building Commissioning Services
871-207: Energy Audit Services
871-208: Resource Efficiency Management
871-209: Innovations in Renewable Energy
871-210: Water Conservation
871-211: Energy Consulting Services
871-299: Introduction of New Services
Department of Veterans Affairs
Gabel Associates has a long standing Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) National Energy Business Center. As part of this agreement, the firm conducts renewable energy (solar PV, solar thermal, wind, and ground source heat pump) and combined heat and power feasibility studies at VA sites throughout the country.
The firm has completed over fifty comprehensive feasibility studies at various VA sites. Our tasks have included detailed feasibility assessments; data collection; site visits and coordination with site personnel; comprehensive economic, technical, and financial analysis; tariff review and energy price forecasting; financing structure evaluation; and sensitivity analysis.
Through a competitive process, the firm was awarded a new BPA contract for the same services in October 2015.
National Park Service
In January 2010, Gabel Associates was awarded long-term agreements to conduct energy and water audits and sustainability assessments for five regions of the National Park Service (NPS) including:
- National Capital Region
- Midwest Region
- Intermountain Region
- Pacific West Region
- Alaska Region
Gabel Associates was also selected by NPS to complete energy and water audits and sustainability assessments in the Southeast Region, and was part of a team that completed similar services in the Northeast Region.
This scope of work included collecting and analyzing historical energy usage, identifying potential energy conservation projects, calculating investment payback, benchmarking usage against historic energy consumption, collecting and characterizing meter information, prioritizing buildings for retro-commissioning, identifying renewable generation opportunities, and performing sustainability assessments.
In total, the firm participated in auditing activities for over 180 national park sites across the country.
Department of Defense
Through its role as a subcontractor, Gabel Associates is supporting DOD in its effort to achieve its goal of installing 1 gigawatt of renewable energy on Army installations by 2025. The firm is tasked with providing expert advice and analysis. Our activities have included market research, site identification, economic, financial and tariff analysis, project development, and sophisticated energy price forecasting and modeling to support the DOD in its assessment of renewable energy projects across the country.