About Our Clients

We're proud to serve a diverse client base that spans from local municipalities to federal agencies, and from grassroots environmental organizations to international conventions. We work with consumer advocates, foundations, private energy companies, law firms, non-government organizations, and other public interest groups.

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Synapse work by client type

Based on awarded budgets over the past three years.

Examples of Our NGO Clients

Serving the public interest is a core value at Synapse. We work closely with (local and international) non-governmental organizations in pursuit of energy, economic, environmental, and equity goals.

  • Environmental Defense Fund
  • Friends of the Earth
  • Natural Resources Defense Council
  • Regulatory Assistance Project
  • Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
  • Sierra Club 
  • Southern Environmental Law Center
  • The Utility Reform Network

Examples of Our Government Clients

Synapse has served a range of governmental clients, including federal agencies, municipalities, and state agencies across the United States.

  • City of Boston, MA
  • Hawaii Division of Consumer Advocacy
  • Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory
  • National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners
  • New England Governors’ Conference
  • Office of the Illinois Attorney General
  • Puerto Rico Energy Bureau
  • Rhode Island Division of Public Utilities and Carriers
  • Sandia National Laboratories 
  • U.S. Department of Energy
  • U.S. Department of Justice
  • U.S. Environmental Protection Agency

Examples of Our International Clients

Our work isn’t limited to our shoreline. We collaborate with a variety of international clients working to improve environmental decision-making.

  • Central Research Institute of Electric Power Industry, Japan
  • Counsel to the Nova Scotia Utility & Review Board, Canada
  • Environmental Defenders Office, Australia
  • Prince Edward Island Regulatory & Appeals Commission, Canada
  • Tokyo Gas, Japan
  • United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
  • World Bank Group

Examples of Our Private Sector Clients

Synapse collaborates with businesses and consulting firms to provide independent analysis on economic and environmental topics.

  • Bloom Energy
  • Eastern Research Group, Inc. 
  • Olson, Bzdok & Howard, P.C.
  • PowerOptions, Inc.
  • Whitt Law, LLC


"Synapse's experts have deep experience, deliver high-quality work, and are great to work with"

I call Synapse when I need support for reports, training and state technical assistance on a broad range of electricity topics—electricity system planning, benefit-cost analysis, distributed energy resources, electricity markets and performance-based regulation. Synapse's experts have deep experience, deliver high-quality work, and are great to work with.

"Topflight analysis"

The Regulatory Assistance Project (RAP) has observed topflight analysis from Synapse on behalf of its clients since its beginning. From time to time, RAP has collaborated with Synapse on projects in service to government bodies. In these instances, we find their high standard of public interest outcomes matches our own, and their collegial approach a pleasure even as we tackle big challenges.

"Synapse consistently goes the extra mile to deliver an excellent product"

E4TheFuture has retained Synapse Energy Economics over the past years to conduct analyses and provide expertise in the context of distributed energy resource participation in regional ISO wholesale markets, to research electrification implications in the northeast region, and to lead our work developing guidance on cost-effectiveness testing for distributed energy resources. Across the board, the Synapse team provides top-notch technical expertise and dedication, and they consistently go the extra mile to deliver an excellent product. Moreover, the Synapse team is a pleasure to work with.

"In-depth data analysis and reporting"

The Cape Light Compact has been working with Synapse on energy efficiency programs for over 20 years. During this time, Synapse has provided in-depth data analysis and reporting for the Compact. The skill sets that Synapse’s staff bring to the Compact’s team are essential in the implementation and success of the Compact’s energy efficiency programs.