Professional References

What Clients Are Saying About Acela Energy Group

Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia – 2010 – 2011
“Richard Costello was retained by the Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia to review their natural gas and electric rates and tariffs, as well as, assist with the electrical and gas procurement process.

We identified a savings of over $800,000 from switching to a different natural gas distribution rate and we insured the savings were obtained through contract negotiations. Via the electric procurement process, we obtained an additional $120,000 savings.”

Chris Ivanoski
Facilities Officer
Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia
Ten Independence Mall
Philadelphia, PA 19106-1574
Phone: 215-574-6560

EMD Millipore, Inc.  – 2008 – 2011
“Acela Energy Group, Inc. was chosen to provided natural gas and electric energy procurement for several of Millipore’s US Facilities.  After this process was successfully completed, an energy procurement process for oil supplies was also initiated for their Jaffrey New Hampshire location.

Next, Acela Energy Group assisted Millipore with contract negotiations and project consulting for a major solar photovoltaic project being installed on three of their Massachusetts Facilities.

In the summer of 2009, Acela Energy’s Retro Cool Division provided and assisted in the installation of an Energy Mist system for their Air Conditioning Condenser Units.”

Paul Lukitsch
Regional Facilities Manager
EMD Millipore Corporation
80 Ashby Road
Bedford, MA 01730-2271
Office: 781-533-2609
Cell: 781-603-7154

United States Postal Service – 1996 – 2011
“Richard Costello has provided the United States Postal Service with a variety of energy related services over the past eight years. The Postal Services originally relied on the Logistics Management Institute (LMI) in Washington to assist them in several of the energy-related needs. LMI originally retained Richard Costello to review and negotiate a natural gas purchasing contract for a large Postal Service Distribution Center in up state New York.

The second engagement was to provide 40 Postal Service personnel with a 2-day gas & electric industry seminar, concentrating on the conservation and purchasing aspects of gas and electricity.  The third engagement included several services to obtain key electric usage information for the thousands of Post Offices located in New York, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, New Hampshire and Maine.

Richard Costello is currently providing the US Postal Service with a host of strategic demand side energy consulting services, such as reviewing contract language and calculations within several large ESCO projects.”

Client Contact: Deborah Wilcox-Loos
National Energy Contract Administrator
United States Postal Service Windsor CT
Phone: 860-285-7343

Four Seasons Hotels 1996 – 2011
“Four Season Hotels and Resorts, based in Toronto, Canada, is an internationally renowned hotel corporation with over 40 locations worldwide including 21 Locations in the United States. Known for their impeccable attention towards their customers’ needs, as well as overall first class service, Four Seasons still desires to operate in an environmentally friendly and energy efficient manner whenever possible.

For this reason, Richard Costello was retained by Four Seasons for the past eight years to assist the Facility Managers with the competitive purchase of electricity and gas wherever it was possible.

Rich provided review of all energy purchase contracts signed by the corporation, as well as performing a competitive purchase process for 20 locations in across the country. Rich had also been retained to review all contracts that deal with energy conservation and facility maintenance services and ESCO services, which, from time to time, are presented to Four Seasons.

Currently, Rich is used as a resource for the various hotels to use for review of proposals submitted by ESCo’s, as well as, providing energy audits.”

Mr. James J. Coyne
Director of Engineering, Four Seasons Palm Beach
2800 South Ocean Blvd., Palm Beach, FL 33480
Phone: 561-533-3721