Willdan Group has been awarded a new two-and-a-half-year $40.6m contract to implement Consolidated Edison’s (Con Edison’s) Multifamily Energy Efficiency (Multifamily) program across the utility’s New York City and Westchester County service area.

This new program, which is expected to ramp up throughout the third quarter of 2016, expands upon Willdan’s existing Small Business Direct Install (SBDI) program with Con Edison and increases the overall diversification of the Company’s relationship with the energy company.

Willdan Group CEO Tom Brisbin said: "We thank Con Edison for entrusting Willdan with another of their important energy efficiency programs.

"We have consistently met energy efficiency targets in our programs for Con Edison and we were very proud to have recently been named the winner of the Con Edison 2016 Supplier Diversity & Sustainability Excellence Award.

"As we begin work on the new Multifamily program, we intend to utilize an extensive trade ally network, which has proven to be a highly effective strategy in our other energy efficiency programs."

The Multifamily program is one of the energy efficiency programs Con Edison offers to help customers save energy, lower their bills, and protect the environment.

The Multifamily program focuses on reducing energy usage in residential facilities with multiple units on the property. Services for the new contract include outreach and direct sales to potential Multifamily participants, on-site energy efficiency surveys, direct implementation of energy savings measures, and trade ally management.

To reduce the payback period for energy efficiency investments, Con Edison provides incentives to help its customers identify and install energy efficiency measures.

Willdan now has more than 200 employees and six offices located in the New York area, and has further broadened its clean energy offerings through the recent acquisition of Genesys Engineering, P.C.