About Us

NORAVA Consulting LLC began in 2007 shortly after Jim Powell retired from the U. S. Department of Energy (DOE).  Jim spent the last 10 years of his federal career building an outstanding team of professionals at DOE’s Southeast Regional Office based in Atlanta.  These career federal employees all had extensive experience in managing federally funded energy efficiency and renewable energy programs and projects.  Many of these former DOE employees now work for NORAVA Consulting.

NORAVA Consulting provides a number of services related to energy efficiency and renewable energy initiatives such as the identification of funding sources, liaison and partnership building with state and federal government agencies, development of funding proposal documentation and support for project reporting and project management. 

As many new startup firms, NORAVA Consulting started small with a select group of clients by providing technical and financial assistance to companies needing help in developing responses to Funding Opportunity Announcements (solicitations) issued by the various federal agencies.  Initially, Jim recruited a select group of the former employees from his days with DOE’s Southeast Regional Office.  These are people that used to live on the other side of the fence and had experience knowing what a quality application looks like.  These people are the very same people that used to review, rate and rank applications federal funding through their participation on merit review panels.

Then along came the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act (ARRA – aka Stimulus) and the energy efficiency and renewable world rapidly expanded.  As word spread about our expertise and new found success the word spread.  Until recently all work came via word of mouth.  As the workload increased additional consultants were added.  NORAVA Consulting has reached out to former DOE personnel in various parts of the country.  We are a virtual consulting firm.  We like to say as long as you have a high speed internet connection, a computer and a cell phone you can work from any location you like.

We are committed to providing a quality service at reasonable rates.  You will find our rates are very competitive and much lower than what you find from Washington DC based consultants.  NORAVA Consulting is proud to be a Service-Disabled Veteran-Owned Small Business.