SmartWatt Energy, Inc. (SmartWatt) was launched by Chris Covell in 2002. The company has become an industry leader by changing the way energy projects are conceived, financed, built and managed.

Everything we do reflects our deep commitment to ensuring our customers’ success. We roll up our sleeves, sweat the small stuff, and deliver the highest value/lowest risk solutions for energy optimization. Our commitment to exceeding expectations is reflected in the company we keep – helping organizations large and small increase their energy efficiency, improve indoor environments and reduce costs.

SmartWatt is now a Centrica Business Solutions company.

Press Releases



  • NAESCO's List of Energy Service Companies 2019
  • CMVP, CDSM, CEM & CEA Certified Professionals
  • Certified Commissioning Authority (CxA)
  • LEED AP, AP BD+C & O+M Certified Professionals
  • Tridium Niagara N4, AX & R2 Certified Engineers
  • Solar PV Installation & Technical Sales Professionals
  • PMI Project Management Professionals
  • CSLMC, CSLC & CSLT Certified Professionals
  • Professional Engineers (PE) Nationwide


  • Hire Power Award 2012 Inc. Magazine
  • Hire Power Award 2013 Inc. Magazine
  • Fastest Growing Private Company 2012 Inc. Magazine
  • Fastest Growing Private Company 2013 Inc. Magazine
  • Fastest Growing Private Company 2014 Inc. Magazine
  • Fastest Growing Private Company 2015 Inc. Magazine
  • Energy Savings Award Winner 2010 Pacific Gas & Electric
  • Highest Scoring Prop 39 Retrofit Project of the Year 2015 Board of Governors of California Community Colleges
  • Duke Energy Trade Ally Award 2018 for SmartWatt's Commitment to Energy Efficiency

Brand Assets


From the Blog

Government Centrica Business Solutions + SmartWatt: Better Together

SmartWatt has been delivering customized energy optimization solutions nationwide for more than 18 years. To date, we’ve completed 30,000+ energy efficiency projects. As a result, we have been recognized by the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) as one of the top energy services companies in the country. We’ve always been a different kind of energy …

Government Louisiana Embraces Energy Savings Performance Contracts

Situated at the mouth of the Mississippi River, Louisiana has abundant crude oil and natural gas reserves both on and offshore.  It is one of the top five natural gas-producing states, accounting for 7% of U.S. total gas production. Louisiana also has 17 oil refineries processing up to 3.3 million barrels of crude oil per …

Energy Optimization Energy Performance Contracting Energy Resilience Government Solar PV Resiliency: A Smarter Approach for Municipalities

Citizens rely on their elected officials to keep the lights on, communication systems running, and emergency services operational when the grid goes down. With both the frequency and severity of natural disasters increasing every year, cities, states and counties all across the U.S. are looking for ways to improve their resiliency in the event of …