Helping local and national governments to save energy

Elected bodies need to show voters that their taxes are being spent wisely, especially in areas such as energy. We are helping them to do that in the USA and Canada.


  • C$8m (£4.7m): Value of contract

The historic City-County building has stood in downtown Pittsburgh since 1917. Direct Energy is helping to bring it into the 21st century by optimising its energy use and improving its resilience.

By capturing a variety of usage data, we are able to obtain a keen sense of consumption patterns and behaviour trends that will allow us to make more strategic decisions related to energy efficiency and capital upgrades.
- Grant Ervin, Chief Resilience Officer for the City of Pittsburgh

In January 2017, we installed our energy insight solution, Panoramic Power, on the sixth floor of the building which houses part of the city’s government offices and data centre. The system uses sensors and cloudbased analytics to transmit real-time data on energy use to the customer’s dashboard. This can be viewed on a desktop or mobile device and provides actionable insights to improve operational efficiency.

Helping the Government of Canada to achieve  its energy ambitions

We are helping the Government of Canada to realise its energy ambitions through a new 10-year contract. Under this, we will supply up to 10 billion cubic feet of gas annually and secure access to new sources of renewable biomethane gas. We will also provide strategic counsel, including a detailed procurement strategy, budget preparation, billing and data management.

Our comprehensive data amalgamation capabilities will allow detailed tracking and analysis of energy use. This will help to identify efficiency improvements, which the Government of Canada can make to reduce its energy costs and carbon footprint.

We are pleased to be a part of this collaboration effort to reduce natural gas consumption and cost while supporting green energy to lower our carbon footprint.
- Honourable Ralph Goodale, Minister of Public Safety and Emergency Preparedness