DNV GL has acquired U.S. based engineering consultancy Energy and Resource Solutions Inc. (ERS) on Jan. 26, which helps organizations to manage and reduce energy costs through program design, outreach, implementation and evaluation services.

The growing need to transform energy markets across all sectors and decarbonize energy supply make this acquisition both timely and crucial. The combination of the two companies’ expertise and services creates a unified team that will partner with global customers to address and accelerate the energy transition.

ERS works with utilities, governments and large commercial and industrial end users to solve complex energy and resource problems. Headquartered in North Andover, Massachusetts, the firm also has operations in California, Connecticut, Maine, New York, Oregon and Texas. DNV GL is a global energy adviser, assurance and risk management specialist, operational in over 100 countries, supporting a range of sectors to decarbonize faster.

“DNV GL is the largest resource of independent energy experts and certification body and we are delighted to welcome ERS which will further strengthen our capabilities,” Remi Eriksen, group president and CEO of DNV GL, said. “The domain expertise and digital first approach demonstrated by ERS is aligned with our strategy, and their expertise will be vital for our customers to navigate the transition to a low carbon energy system.”