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Uplight Announces New Members of its Senior Leadership TeamUplight

Company deepens utility, customer expertise with two new hires

Posted May 18, 2023

Boulder, Colo. — May 18, 2023 — Uplight, the technology partner of energy providers transitioning to a decarbonized future, today announced an expansion of its executive leadership team by appointing Shaila Lakhani Ohri as Senior Vice President and General Counsel and Hannah Bascom as Chief Market Innovation Officer.

Together, these executives bring decades of experience supporting innovation and decarbonization via utilities, energy service providers and other key players in the ecosystem. With Ohri’s legal experience providing strategic counsel across Exelon’s businesses and Bascom’s expertise leveraging technology and partnerships to move the industry forward, Uplight is poised to accelerate its transformational impact. 

“Shaila and Hannah are strategic additions for Uplight at this critical moment, as we are positioned to scale our execution at the intersection of customer engagement and load management,” said Luis D’Acosta, CEO of Uplight. “Their talent, experience and customer-centricity will be critical as we expand our solutions, add further capabilities and increase our impact. We are also proud to be investing in the diversity of our executive team. We are in an even stronger position as a company because of the depth and breadth of perspectives and experiences our leaders bring.” 

Ohri and Bascom bring decades of experience at high-performing businesses in the energy sector:

  • Shaila Lakhani Ohri, Senior Vice President and General Counsel: Ohri brings extensive legal expertise within the energy industry, and joins Uplight from Exelon, the nation’s largest utility company which serves more than 10 million customers. There, she served for fourteen years in various legal functions, including with Pepco Holdings, Inc., with oversight across a number of areas, including innovation, emerging technology, intellectual property and branding, commercial and corporate transactions, financing, corporate governance and securities. She also chaired the legal department’s diversity, equity, and inclusion (DEI) steering committee, and is actively involved in numerous DEI-focused bar associations and organizations. Prior to Exelon, she spent over a decade in various legal roles focusing on financing, transactional and employment work.

  • Hannah Bascom, Chief Market Innovation Officer: Bascom will lean on her deep expertise at the intersection of consumers, technology and the regulated energy sector to lead market development and marketing strategy for Uplight. As a current SEPA board member and the outgoing VP of Regulated Business at the electrification company SPAN, Bascom has an innovative view of where the energy industry is headed and a track record of accelerating impact. Her experience as the Head of Energy Partnerships at Google Nest helped to establish smart thermostats and residential demand response programs at scale, improving customer relationships and grid resiliency. Previously, Bascom also spent time at Pacific Gas and Electric Company and in utility consulting.

For more information about Uplight, please visit

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Veteran Sales Leader Scott McClintock Promoted to Lead Uplight's Sales OrganizationUplight

Energy customer expert reinforces commitment to client success with new SVP, Sales

Posted May 11, 2023

Boulder, Colo. — May 11, 2023 — Uplight, the technology partner of energy providers transitioning to a decarbonized future, today announced it has bolstered its senior leadership team with the promotion of Scott McClintock to Senior Vice President, Sales. McClintock will lead all sales activity, including Uplight’s direct sales force and its sales operations and tendering teams.

McClintock brings more than twenty years of professional work experience in the energy efficiency, renewable energy and non-profit sectors, including over seven and a half years at Uplight and its legacy companies. This track record brings with it a strong understanding of energy customers’ and utilities’ requirements for decarbonization in a rapidly changing space. The elevated role gives McClintock a larger platform from which to drive innovation to meet utilities’ needs, including customer engagement and satisfaction, reducing costs and contributing to carbon reduction goals.

“Our utility clients and internal go-to market teams have come to deeply know and trust Scott, and we’re confident he will prove instrumental in helping us reach the ambitious goals we have for our business, our industry and the planet,” said Luis D’Acosta, CEO of Uplight. “His continued effort to drive innovation in the energy space will be critical as we continue to scale and deliver the solutions our partners rely on.”

Prior to his time at Uplight and its legacy companies, McClintock served as the Vice President of Sales, North America at Digital Lumens, and also spent time at renewable energy developer Nexamp in various sales and leadership capacities.

“The energy transition does not happen without the participation of households and businesses, and over my time at Uplight, I’ve cherished the opportunity to roll up my sleeves and help utilities put the energy customer at the center of everything they do. Strong utility partnerships, with a shared vision for the industry, connect the dots for the entire ecosystem and get us to a decarbonized grid faster,” said McClintock. “I’m looking forward to digging in with our utility clients—current and future—to build upon our successes and deliver on the promise of a clean, resilient, customer-centric grid.”

For more information about Uplight, please visit here.

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Winners of the 20th PLMA Awards for Innovations in Flexible Load Management Announced at the 47th PLMA Conference in Memphis, TN2023 Awards

Six innovators recognized for 2022 initiatives to effectively manage end-use energy loads

Posted May 9, 2023

Memphis, TN – May 9, 2023 - PLMA (Peak Load Management Alliance), the voice of load management practitioners, today announced the winners of its 20th Awards at the 47th PLMA Conference. This annual awards program recognizes innovative approaches to flexible load management, honors the practitioners who develop and launch them, and follows up with a detailed exploration of each winner’s work in the form of a 1-hour educational webinar which is offered at no charge to all industry stakeholders.

These 20th Award Winners were selected for the learnings and outcomes of their initiatives:

“Each spring, PLMA honors load management practitioners who have created ground-breaking incentive programs (‘Pacesetters’), or who have implemented leading-edge technologies (‘Pioneers’), or who have excelled in extraordinary customer engagement (‘Thought Leaders’),” explained PLMA Awards Co-Chair Peter Bergeron of CPower. “Their initiatives, successes, and lessons learned provide valuable perspectives for consideration and adaptation by other energy professionals."

“With the involvement of more than 15 volunteer judges, all of whom are PLMA member practitioners, each award nomination is carefully evaluated by a group of industry peers using a rubric methodology,” said PLMA Awards Co-Chair Kevin Knight of BGE. “The award-winning programs each demonstrate effective approaches to meeting peak energy loads while helping to support a stable, DER-integrated electric grid.”

The PLMA Award Series of live webinars will be hosted from May through September 2023, and will also be published on PLMA’s YouTube channel for the benefit of energy professionals everywhere. The webinar schedule will be published on PLMA’s Calendar in May 2023.

About PLMA
PLMA curates high quality, peer-selected, field-tested information and case studies on flexible load management, demand response, and DERs, for the benefit of energy practitioners globally. A 501(c)(6) non-profit association founded in 1999, PLMA serves over 170 member organizations and many thousands of stakeholders. As the “Voice of Load Management Practitioners,” it seeks to advance practical applications of dynamic load management and distributed energy resources by providing a forum where members educate one another and explore innovative approaches to program delivery, pricing constructs, and technology adoption. Learn more at and PLMA’s LinkedIn DR/DER Group page.  

Media Contact:
Judy Knight, PLMA
(404) 771-1122
[email protected]



Olin Kealoha Lagon Cultivating Community-Driven Changephoto for article

Posted May 8, 2023

After enduring a violent and poverty-stricken childhood, serial social entrepreneur and Native Hawaiian Olin Kealoha Lagon oscillates between creating patented new technology and conducting philanthropic work to improve the standard of living for Native Hawaiians/Pacific Islanders in Hawaii. 

His hands, calloused like a craftsman, gently grip the broad green taro leaves, and a single bead of sweat trickles down his youthful face as he turns the leaves to inspect their growth in the 75-degree spring midday sun. Like his ancestors did centuries ago, Olin Kealoha Lagon uses traditional aquaculture techniques to grow taro, a food staple of Hawaii that has nourished his people for more than 1,500 years. The volcanic soil, fertile makai (oceanside) flats, and freshwater streams from the Ko’olau Mountain range supplies the plants with the nourishment necessary to grow tall and dense on the small plot Lagon’s ancestors have farmed for hundreds of years.  

Taro, a versatile root vegetable known as kalo in the Hawaiian language, is deeply ingrained in Hawaiian culture. So much so that it is rooted in the family naming structure.  

According to oral tradition, Wākea, the sky father, and Ho’ohokukalani, who made the stars, wanted to have a child. When their first child was stillborn, they buried the body near their home. From this burial plot grew a taro plant they named Haloanaka, loosely translated as “long stock trembling.” The couple’s second child was a human boy named Haloa, from whom Native Hawaiian people are descended.

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E Source Job Opportunity: Lead Research Analyst, Utility Energy-Efficiency Technologies - RemoteE Source

Posted May 4, 2023

E Source is seeking a senior-level research analyst to join our Customer Energy Solutions research and advisory team. You’ll provide actionable, data-driven advice to our utility clients, with a focus on customer-sited HVAC and electrification technologies. If you have knowledge or experience in the utility industry; a passion for energy efficiency and demand response; and excellent written and verbal communication skills, we’d love to talk to you!

E Source is a solutions-based research and advisory, consulting, and data science firm that’s been a change agent in the utility industry for over 35 years.

What you’ll do

  • Serve as our in-house expert on HVAC, demand response, and/or decarbonization-related technologies and how they integrate into utility demand-side management programs
  • Write and present clear and concise responses to research and advisory requests from utility members about energy efficiency and demand response technologies
  • Gather research from primary and secondary sources (including phone interviews, internet searches, and in-depth reading), critically analyze the information, and write up key findings and best practices in a way that’s easy for audiences of varying technical skills to understand
  • Create clear, concise, data-driven, and action-oriented content for topically focused reports, articles, technical briefs, webinars, and in-person events
  • Engage with utility members through in-person and virtual meetings and customized presentations on various efficiency and demand response technology topics
  • Grow to give strategic input to our research agenda and coach research deliverables
  • Mentor junior staff and share knowledge and experience across the company
  • Occasionally represent E Source as a subject-matter expert at industry conferences and events

CLICK HERE to read the full job description and to apply.

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