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

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From the Blog

Healthcare HVAC Pharma Companies Cutting Energy Consumption To Gain A Competitive Advantage

In what is now a highly competitive marketplace, Pharmaceutical manufacturers understand that increasing efficiencies and cutting costs can deliver a much-needed competitive advantage. Since improving efficiency plays a big part in reducing costs for pharma, it also increases predictable earnings.  Since the pharmaceutical industry needs to maintain critical environments for production in terms of temperature, …

Energy Optimization HVAC Lighting Systems What Can an Energy Solutions Company Do To Help Businesses Recover?

The coronavirus pandemic is forcing companies across the U.S. to reexamine priorities and refocus their efforts. Fashion retailers are making protective masks; automakers are manufacturing ventilators, grocery stores are setting aside special hours for seniors to shop, IT companies are helping hospitals share data quickly. And the list goes on. So, all of us at SmartWatt are asking, how can we help? …

Government Six Ways Energy Performance Contracting Benefits U.S. Schools

Cash strapped public schools throughout the United States educate millions of students annually on shoe-string budgets. Every penny that can be is earmarked for student programs. This means that there’s little left for anything else — like upgrading facilities. Unfortunately, 53% of U.S. schools need to make infrastructure upgrades just to provide ‘good’ conditions for …