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5’s Partnership with San Angelo ISD Yields Energy Savings for District

May 7, 2019

5 Partners with San Angelo ISD

Irving, TX - May 7, 2019

Controlling one of the largest line-item costs in operating budgets – energy – is now within reach for San Angelo Independent School District as a result of a partnership with energy advisory firm, 5.

5 began working with San Angelo ISD in 2016, initially managing the district’s procurement contracts leading to cost reductions of approximately $5.6 million over several contracts. The 5 team transitioned into operational consulting and training that helped the district look at power factor issues, analyze energy demand and usage across the district, and evaluate the economics of several solar projects.

“5 earned the right to be our energy provider,” said Dr. Jeff Bright, Assistant Superintendent of San Angelo ISD. “They did deep-dive analytics on our usage in specific buildings, showing us data and making recommendations to help us avoid peaks that were costing us thousands of dollars.”

As part of its work with San Angelo ISD, one of over 50 school districts that 5 represents in Texas, the team provides updates on market conditions and on-going training on how to reduce expenditures on the utility side of their bills.

For a more in-depth look at the San Angelo ISD-5 partnership, watch the video below. 


Written by 5

Founded in 2011, 5 comprises a team of energy innovators, commodity traders, analysts, engineers, and former energy supplier executives. Together, they serve a broad array of private and public sector clients throughout the United States and Mexico, providing strategic advice on energy-related matters including procurement, demand-side management, rate optimization, regulatory intervention, benchmarking, bill auditing, RFP management, sustainability planning services, renewable power, and distributed generation. With an eye on growth, 5 has initiated a number of strategic partnerships and acquisitions, including the 2019 acquisition of Luthin Associates. 5 has been named to the Inc. 5000 list of fastest-growing companies in the U.S. for five consecutive years. The firm has also received numerous accolades and national awards for its corporate culture, leadership and innovation, including 5 consecutive years as a top 10 Best Company to Work for in Texas according to Texas Monthly Magazine.