“In cases where we design distributed generation solutions, we can help our clients get an above market return on the money they spend for their long-term energy service agreement. Just by taking data from their energy bill and yearly usage, we can save them a lot of money.”

Every single Rural Electric Cooperative (REC) is unique and a core problem facing them is defining the full picture when it comes to their challenges, future risks, and the future of the energy market in which they operate. 


So, the PPI model is all about one goal: discovering the best combination of distributed energy resources (DERs) and the right deployment strategy to manage the challenges and serve the future of each client.


We’re the only provider in the market approaching energy in this way. 


With our proprietary model and the most relevant, valuable data our analytics partner can provide, our model is how we answer the pivotal financial, operational, and technical questions.

Step 1: Determine the right combination of DERs

Following The Perceptive Way approach, understanding the goals, concerns, and energy landscape of your REC is the first step.

Whether you’re looking to implement a specific resource and require a partner to execute the best deployment strategy, or you’re interested in the options available to reduce costs and improve efficiency in general, we’ll start with in-depth conversations to find out.

We use the variables we uncover during those discussions to adjust the model, before combining them with the market data we gather from our analytics partner. For example, optimizing for savings or production, challenges meeting peak demand, and your location. 

The outcome of that consultative approach is to deliver a tangible solution that maximizes the possible financial benefits

From the offset, the conversation will be steered towards your needs, preferences, and requirements based on the range of technologies we work with, including:

Step 2: Analyze the best deployment strategy

Within just a couple of weeks and a few pieces of key information from you, we can answer the most pressing questions about the right DER mix and crucially, the optimal deployment strategy.


We’ll present you with your options, the costs, and the savings involved so that you can make the right decision armed with all of the information. The beauty in this approach is that your input is welcome at every stage to ensure the model is fed with the most accurate data about the situation of your REC.   


“At PPI we open up our model to the clients. Every assumption that we make is right in front of them. We do this to build trust, but we also truly want them to find a place where an assumption is wrong because their specific case is different.”

Step 3: Lock in the result

Our model will generate your savings summary, solution recommendations, and ROI report.

Beyond which DERs are most suitable for your REC, our model identifies how they should be run to generate maximum cost savings, efficiency gains, and ROI.

What’s our main takeaway from this analysis? All of this culminates in a clear view of the net revenue you can achieve from potential deployment strategies to enable the most informed decision before moving forward.  

This means we’re able to deploy your assets using flexible and realistic strategies by assessing the market value of each strategy.

Combining our Perceptive Way approach, decades of experience in the energy sector, and the most thorough analysis model out there, we’re helping our clients cut costs while establishing better control over their energy usage.

Reliable and Affordable Energy To Safeguard Your Community

Your members expect their lights to come on when they flip a switch – and rightly so.

Get in touch to speak directly with our Co-Founder, Scott, and discuss how we can help you meet your energy needs.