Our work with legacy companies
Business Unit Creation
A $10B legacy-sector company was asked to present a plan to its corporate board on the energy & sustainability pathways most synergistic with existing internal capabilities and most likely to drive superior financial returns. ADL performed a rapid planning effort, leading to a new cleantech business unit.
Winner of Department of Energy Innovative Pathways grant. Successful challenges include finding innovative building materials for Sto Corporations and woody biomass removal technologies for PG&E.
Clean Energy and Energy Resilience
ADL supported PG&E in its efforts to identify more sustainable means of powering safe-to-energize circuits during Public Safety Power Shutoff events. Our techno-economic analysis was later provided in its public comments in response to a proceeding from the California Public Utilities Commission.
Specialty Chemicals New Market Entry
A legacy-sector specialty chemicals company faced long-term contraction of its core business driven by the increased adoption of a new disruptive end-user technology. The organization understood the need to diversify from its well-defended niche and set up a New Business Ventures group to explore adjacent and novel markets, both from a customer and technology perspective.
A Leading US Utility Partners with Startups on Sustainable Forest Management
Millions of acres of California’s forests must be better managed to foster healthier growth with a lower likelihood of wildfires.
Our client alone trims and removes more than 1 million trees near its wires across its territory each year to mitigate wildfire risk, and as many as 15 million acres of California forests need some form of restoration.