project development, BUSINESS STRATEGY, and policy advocacy for
distributed energy and the utility grid of the future


Peak Power LLC provides strategic advisory and project development services focused on deploying distributed energy resources and large-scale renewables into a rapidly-evolving electric utility system.


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project execution

Peak Power has deep project and transactional experience across the electric spectrum, from utility-scale infrastructure finance to cutting-edge distributed generation, demand response, and energy efficiency solutions.

Project Execution: Maximized operational benefits, project returns for $1.2 million commercial lighting retrofit and upgrade. 

Transaction Services: Key structuring, negotiation, financial modeling, and due diligence roles in over $4 billion in new investment in energy, real estate, and building services.

Structuring Solutions: Innovative structures for energy efficiency, solar PV and demand response, capturing tax credits and allocating operational risk to maximize project value.


We help you understand the bottom-line impact and future potential of complex regulatory proceedings, environmental regulation, and legislative action as it pertains to utility tariffs, project permitting, and new and existing markets.

Targeted Policy Analysis: Delivered detailed policy brief on the impact of current and pending federal, state, and local emissions rules to Con Edison staff, helping to unlock hundreds of millions in state demand-response incentives.

Advocacy and Awareness: Identified and resolved loophole in NYC clean air legislation, encouraging the installation of pollution controls on backup generators.

Coalition Building: Assessed the business case for battery storage in NYC as part of Con Edison / NYSERDA working group.


Peak Power merges banking-style metrics and analysis with a creative approach to problem solving and an ear for narrative, helping you to seize market opportunity.

Market Identification: Matching incentive and utility tariff opportunities across the US, Canada and the world to your existing and proximate customer base.

Partnerships: Product and service vetting, corporate due diligence, financial analysis, risk allocation and negotiation for partnerships with equipment makers, product distribution, installers, and project finance providers.

Corporate Development: Useful metrics. Lean, rigorous business plans, proposition summaries, and other strategy documents that get partners excited and anticipate the tough questions.



About Peak Power

Peak Power LLC is a project and corporate consultancy focused on distributed energy resources and their role in a transforming grid. Our efforts target the intersection of infrastructure efficiency, energy policy, and finance. We do not provide securities or tax advice. Contact us to learn more.


Peak Power is led by Benjamin Pickard. Ben has spent over a decade developing and investing in energy projects: from key roles in Macquarie’s (NYSE: MIC) $250 million equity investment in IMTT, a major petroleum logistics business in the Port of NY; to leading a $1.2 million energy efficient lighting upgrade for Vornado Realty Trust’s (NYSE: VNO) Rego Mall, one of the first projects registered under the New York State's Demand Management Program. A NYC native, Ben previously served as Associate Director at the William J. Clinton Climate Initiative and graduated magna cum laude from Harvard. More on Ben here.


We believe creative financing and infrastructure solutions can catalyze policy achievements. By connecting the dots from product to project to corporate vehicle to public policy, we aim to help property owners, energy companies, and public officials to make more efficient use of strained infrastructure and finite natural resources, cutting public costs and helping to preserve our wild places.

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