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Oracle Energy and Water Job Opportunity: Regulatory Affairs and Market Development Manager - OpowerOracle

Posted September 28, 2023

Oracle Energy and Water is seeking a Regulatory Affairs and Market Development individual for the West Coast to support utilities and develop business opportunities for Opower in the western United States. 

Opower, which became part of Oracle in 2016, is a customer engagement and energy optimization platform that ingests and analyzes utility meter data and surfaces that data in meaningful ways. A common theme across our suite of solutions is combining behavioral science principles with artificial intelligence to provide customers with personalized, actionable insights that drive outcomes related to energy efficiency, peak demand reduction, decarbonization, equity, customer satisfaction, and utility operations. Cumulatively, Opower has delivered 35 TWh of energy savings, including over 450M therms, resulting in over $3.6B in customer bill savings and over 17M metric tons of CO2 emissions avoided. The Opower Regulatory team works with utilities and engages closely with regulators, government officials, and industry stakeholders to remove obstacles and promote policies to advance the Opower business. You will be responsible for executing Oracle Energy and Water’s regulatory and policy strategy throughout an assigned territory of coverage in the region, using energy and climate policy and regulatory processes to support sales and advance the market for demand-side management (DSM) solutions. In this role, you will report to the Sr. Director of Regulatory Affairs and Market Development and work closely with team members from Sales, Service Delivery, and Analytics. This role will involve travel about 25% of the time and will be based in the western United States, either remotely or in a nearby Oracle office if applicable.


  • Defend and grow the market for behavior-based DSM solutions
  • Facilitate regulatory acceptance and promote regulatory-driven opportunities for Opower’s expansive suite of cloud-based SaaS solutions
  • Educate stakeholders on how the customer, utility, and societal benefits of Opower solutions address relevant energy and climate policy objectives and regulatory requirements
  • Effectively advance your regional goals, including helping the sales team meet or exceed their sales targets
  • Actively participate in cross-functional account teams serving existing utility clients in your region
  • Identify market developments and trends that may impact our business or clients and help inform investments in new and existing products
  • Serve as the trusted expert in your region who can identify what is most important to the business and provide insights to internal teams to maximize their effectiveness and success
  • Serve as a thought leader and expert resource for clients and other external stakeholders
  • Build strong relationships with stakeholders, including regulatory commissions, utility clients, state energy officials, ISO/RTOs, environmental groups, and consumer advocates
  • Manage and leverage the team’s industry association memberships in your region
  • Prepare effective comments reflecting Oracle’s position for inclusion in filings or other avenues
  • Be a public spokesperson for Opower in regulatory proceedings, industry associations, conferences, and other external meetings
  • Contribute to the effectiveness of the Opower Regulatory team through active participation, knowledge-sharing, coverage support, newsletter content, etc.
  • Participate in cross-functional teams as-assigned

CLICK HERE to read the full job description.


Edo PUD Job Opportunity: Utility Sales DirectorEdo

Posted September 26, 2023

The Opportunity with Edo:

As an experienced sales professional, you will bring your intuitive skills and honed business expansion experience to Edo. In this role, you will drive the full lifecycle of business development activities to build, qualify, and manage a robust pipeline, as well as shape and win large opportunities. 

The Utility Sales Director role is focused on building customer relationships with electric utilities in North America to foster opportunity development for Edo’s growing utility program business. Knowledge and experience in energy efficiency, demand response/flexibility, and utilities are required. 

  • Identify, shape and win opportunities with utilities with an annual sales target of $5M.
  • Build a pipeline at least 18 months into the future.
  • Identify, develop, and implement near-term and long-term go-to-market strategies to provide business opportunities to grow revenue.
  • Build, nurture and sustain customer and partner relationships that align with market growth and business development objectives.
  • Engage in conferences and industry events including external speaking engagements and meetings with utility clients.
  • Develop and support strategic partnerships with industry leaders, driving innovation, and new business opportunities.
  • Present regularly to Edo senior management, inventors, and Board with briefings and presentations on sales initiatives and outcomes.
  • Initiate and lead the response to requests for proposals and requests for qualifications.

CLICK HERE to read the full job description.


Chelan County PUD Job Opportunity: Energy Efficiency Advisor Residential & CommercialChelan PUD

Posted September 21, 2023

Join our team at Chelan County Public Utility District. As one of the largest hydroelectric generating utilities in the Northwest, our mission at Chelan PUD is to improve the quality of life for the thousands of people who call our pristine desert and mountain community home.

The energy efficiency advisor designs and manages energy efficiency, demand side management and demand response programs for residential and/or commercial customers in the District's service territory. Activities include, but are not limited to, day to day customer management, monitoring, and reporting of financial and energy savings, and contributing to the development of short and long term energy efficiency and demand side management plans. Develops and maintains relationships with both internal and external stakeholders in the political and environmental arena. Supports District renewable/alternative energy programs (i.e. SNAP) and promotes cooperation in efficiency and alternative energy programs with other local and regional entities.


  • Performs analysis and research to recommend effective District energy efficiency measures, technologies and activities designed to meet regulatory and District objectives.
  • Provides exceptional customer service assisting customers in selecting appropriate technologies or activities, preparing incentive or rebate materials, and providing technical support.
  • Enters or oversees data entry into tracking systems and monitors accuracy and completeness of records in accordance with compliance standards.
  • Manages vendors and contracts.
  • Participates in the development of short and long range plans and budgets.
  • Interacts with regulatory agencies and internal or external auditors.
  • Maintains relationships with other industry experts and participants through participation on regional forums and attending appropriate conferences.
  • Maintain regular and predictable attendance: Perform related duties and responsibilities as required. Comply with District policies. Complete all required training. Maintain a working knowledge and comply with District safety procedures and specific safety requirements of this position, and those in accordance with applicable provisions of the Revised Code of Washington (RCW) and Washington Administrative Code (WAC). Employees with access to confidential employee records and information are required to restrict access from any unauthorized person, except on a need to know basis.
  • As an essential function, drive a motorized vehicle while conducting business on behalf of the District.

CLICK HERE to read the full job description.


Edo PUD Job Opportunity: Director of Utility ProgramsEdo

Posted September 21, 2023

The Opportunity with Edo:

Edo is seeking a Director, Utility Programs to oversee the development and implementation of Edo’s growing business with utility clients, including the Spokane Connected Communities Project, a DOE-funded demand flexibility program with Avista. 

The Director, Utility Programs will be responsible for client management, building a team and developing staff, and overseeing the delivery of a portfolio of utility programs. The ideal candidate has background and experience in the following areas: leadership and management of utility energy efficiency or demand response programs, overseeing a portfolio of multi-year programs and projects with budgets greater than $10M, creative thinking and inventive problem solving with clients, and leading and inspiring a team of people. 

  • Provide leadership of Edo’s utility programs including strategy, implementation, and execution, as we continue to grow and mature our portfolio of utility programs.
  • Responsible for the successful operations delivery and implementation of the Spokane Connected Communities project, including:
    • Serve as the primary point of contact with Avista and DOE clients on program execution, project planning, contract and budgeting issues and other high level client management issues.
    • Main point of contact for subcontractors and key end-users participating in the program.
    • Facilitate the development of efficient processes for program performance; refine and document processes to ensure disciplined, measurable results against program targets.
    • Ensure that staff, partners, and subcontractors have sufficient capacity and resources to effectively implement project activities
    • Lead the project to ensure superior client service, delivery, and position for scale and growth.
    • Represent Edo and the Connected Communities Project at outside meetings, conferences and other client endorsed events.
  • Work closely with the Edo leadership team, including the R&D and Software Development teams, to define and refine the broader demand flexibility operational strategy to enable us to scale at a pace that ensures success.
  • Drive accountability to direct team members and cross-functional departments to streamline utility program delivery and implement best-in-class program portfolio management.
  • Balance being focused on short-term high-priority requirements and taking the time to develop strategic and longer-term thinking to grow Edo’s utility business.
  • Build and develop a team of high performers, including lead technical and program management staff. 

CLICK HERE to read the full job description.


E Source Acquires Utilligent to Help Utilities Accelerate Their Transition to a Sustainable FutureE Source

Posted September 18, 2023

E Source has acquired Utilligent, a leading management consulting firm guiding clients—including the largest investor-owned and three of the top five municipal utilities in the US—to deliver energy safely to millions of customers.

“As the 10th company acquired since 2020, Utilligent represents an important step in our commitment to helping every utility do the hard work it takes to become the Sustainable Utility—one that is environmentally responsible, equitably delivers safe and reliable energy, and is financially stable,” says E Source CEO Dave Perotti. “The integration of Utilligent’s capabilities, talent, and expertise along with the value they bring to utilities aligns with the client focus E Source has in our engagements. Together, we are an even stronger partner and adviser as we help accelerate utilities’ transition to a sustainable future.”

Utilligent brings deep utility expertise and a data-driven approach that furthers E Source’s capabilities in areas such as smart infrastructure (advanced metering infrastructure [AMI], distributed energy resources [DERs], and transportation electrification) and customer engagement, while adding new areas of expertise, including strategy and data transformation, utility operations, program execution, business process optimization, and organizational change management.

Utilligent actualizes high-impact, high-visibility, and frequently high-risk technology transformation programs to achieve clients’ business goals and operational efficiency.

Accomplishments include:

  • Holding key leadership roles on two of the largest AMI efforts in North America, deploying over 14 million meters
  • Leading the largest pipeline integrity project in the US
  • Delivering a strategy and overall roadmap, then moving into program management and implementation on a customer omnichannel digital transformation, receiving the highest J.D. Power customer satisfaction score in four years and earning Best Utility Website
  • Recovering $50 million in direct revenue following a failed customer information system implementation by a previous system integrator to manage the client’s rapidly evolving customer, infrastructure, and business needs

CLICK HERE to read the full press release.

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