ESTA is a leading provider of consulting services to the utility and energy industry worldwide with broad capabilities in strategy, technology, implementation and management consulting. We focus on industry transformational change, technology-driven innovation and business resiliency to ensure growth and success of our clients. ESTA specializes in the areas of smart grid, grid modernization, operational and enterprise technologies, DERs, microgrids, cybersecurity, grid resiliency, advanced protection, control and automation, digital transformation, energy markets, energy transition, business digitalization, asset management, smart cities, and other related areas.
Established in 2009, ESTA (Energy Strategy and Technology Associates) International has its headquarters in Sterling, Virginia, a suburb of Washington D.C., USA. It is registered in the Commonwealth of Virginia and includes a network of associates and partners in Latin America, the Caribbean, Europe, Asia, and Australia that extends ESTA’s reach to the global marketplace.
Years of practical experience and visionary views in the energy and utility industry, combined with a broad range of business knowledge, operational experience, program management, policy development, and technology expertise, are the hallmarks of ESTA and its partners. We design solutions independent of any specific vendor based on proven industry standards and technology maturity cycles. Multiple factors, including technical, financial, and strategic criteria are considered in our design and implementation methodologies. ESTA is a fully independent consulting firm that has no vested interest or formal ties to any product or vendor. Our findings, conclusions, and recommendations are solely in the best interests of our clients.
ESTA supports governmental agencies, international development agencies, electric utilities, research institutions, renewable energy solution providers, ISOs/RTOs, and investment firms with a full array of service offerings. This support ranges from developing policies, strategies, and road maps, to detailed technical specifications, procurement and implementation support services.
ESTA’s clients include entities in the US, Canada, Mexico, Brazil, Spain, Turkey, United Arab Emirates, Mauritius, India, Taiwan, Hong Kong, Thailand, Vietnam, the Philippines, multilateral institutions, such as the World Bank. ESTA has also worked for the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) and the US Department of Energy for Smart Grid related projects.
In today’s complex and fast-moving energy industry, the most critical factors for any consulting assignment are the qualifications and experience of the project team working on those assignments. ESTA is led by a team of highly qualified and seasoned experts with proven, diverse global expertise in industry change and traditional and emerging technologies and markets. ESTA’s in-house expertise, along with our partnerships and alliances with other specialized firms, enables us to provide a wide range of technical and business consulting services to address any challenge. Combined, this team brings decades of experience from successfully working and delivering on numerous research, engineering, and consulting projects throughout their careers. Direct access to our hands-on experience and exposure to electric utility operational and technological needs worldwide provides our clients with alternative perspectives and proven approaches to solving common problems and business issues.
- Established track record of successful projects
- Leading experts with decades of proven hands-on experience relevant to this project
- Collaborative approach working with client executives and project stakeholders
- Proven and mature tools and processes
- Independence from suppliers and vendors