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Eversource Energy Job Opportunity - Supervisor of Energy Efficiency - Active Demand and DERs


Eversource Energy is seeking a Supervisor of Energy Efficiency - Active Demand and DERs. This position is responsible for supervising a team of Energy Efficiency Consultants responsible for engagement with manufacturers and suppliers of energy-saving products and services across all three states. Responsible for effective execution of channel strategy and managing the energy efficiency portfolio for associated team to achieve goals. Responsible for engagement with internal stakeholders including, sales team, implementation team, and evaluation team. Regularly interacts with customers, regulators and/or other stakeholders.

Essential Functions:

  • Directs supervision of department staff, including personnel professional development, performance assessments, recruitment and preparation of reporting procedures for program implementation activities (e.g. production summary, target attainment, etc.).
  • Oversees the budgeting, invoicing and tracking of expenses and energy savings, as well as the development of RFP's for contracted services.
  • Oversees the integration of strategic activities between the customer, program administrators, advisory consultants and vendor/contractors to yield customer-centric programs and services. Leads initiatives that research, identify, develop and implement new value-added products and services for all customer classes.
  • Develops relationships with key customers, stakeholders, and contractors that participate in assigned energy efficiency programs.
  • Leads process improvement initiatives within area of responsibility and engages stakeholders to ensure all resultant improvements are delivered on time, on budget and within scope approved by management.
  • Executes on department plans to ensure compliance with regulatory filings and oversight of rate-payer funds for Energy Efficiency programs.
  • Leads the development of draft testimony and testifies in front of regulatory and legislative bodies as assigned.
  • Represents Eversource in national energy efficiency conferences and/or stake holder events (e.g. ACEEE, ASHRAE, ACI, and CEE).

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


Eversource Energy Job Opportunity - Energy Efficiency Consultant - Active Demand Management


Eversource Energy is seeking an Energy Efficiency Consultant - Active Demand Management. This position is responsible for providing project/program management services to customers for electric and natural gas energy efficiency projects. This position supports the development, promotion and implementation of energy efficiency programs to meet established goals. This position is responsible for providing energy efficiency project/program management services to customers for electric and natural gas energy. This position leads the development, promotion and implementation of energy efficiency programs to meet established goals. Regularly interacts with regulators and/or other non-utility energy efficiency stakeholders with an occasional support of regulatory interrogatories in writing or in public hearings.

  • Analyze and quantify customer load curtailment capabilities (residential and commercial) and load aggregation potential
  • Create outstanding marketing campaigns that recruit, enroll, and retain high-value customers
  • Manage customer settlement and assist with M&V reporting to ensure that programs get results
  • This role requires the candidate to develop an understanding of how consumers can reduce electric consumption during peak periods to balance supply and demand on the grid.
  • Moreover, candidates will need to develop a strong understanding of key demand reduction technologies such as programmable communicating thermostats (PCT), battery storage, thermal storage, advanced building software & controls, demand response, and Distributed Energy Resource Management Systems (DERMS).
  • A successful candidate will develop forecasts and scenario models, create an engaging marketing strategy, while applying industry best practices.
  • Generate market trend analysis reports and provide thought-leadership for implementation strategies

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


West Monroe Publishes the 2021 Utility Outlook: A Decarbonized Future Report

West Monroe Partners

West Monroe recently published the 2021 Utility Outlook: A decarbonized future report. This report covers six areas of opportunity for utilities as they work towards decarbonization:

  • Improving resiliency
  • Integrating distributed energy resources
  • Electrifying transportation
  • Delivering on the customer promise
  • Discovering value through data
  • Securing IT/OT systems and data

CLICK HERE to download the report. 


San Diego Gas & Electric Company Issues Its RFO Seeking Resource Adequacy Via the 2022 DRAM


On February 23, 2021, San Diego Gas & Electric Company (“SDG&E”) issues the 2022 Demand Response Auction Mechanism (“DRAM”) Request For Offer (“RFO”) seeking demand response resources. This RFO is in accordance with Decision (“D.”) 19-07-009 – Decision Addressing Auction Mechanism, Baselines, and Auto Demand Response For Battery Storage issued on July 12, 2019 by the California Public Utilities Commission (CPUC or Commission). The 2022 DRAM RFO is seeking system, flexible and local Resource Adequacy (“RA”) resources via a standard, non-negotiable Demand Response Auction Mechanism Purchase Agreement (“DRAM PA” or “PA”) for execution in accordance with the Request for Offer (RFO) Protocols.

More information, including the RFO protocols, is available on SDG&E’s DRAM RFO website:

The DRAM is a pay-as-bid auction for Offerors to participate directly in the California Independent System Operator (“CAISO”) market, with participation from customers in SDG&E’s service territory.

SDG&E (along with SCE and PG&E) will host a bidder’s conference on March 1, 2021, via web conference to ensure successful participation and interactive feedback. Webinar and outreach event information is posted on the DRAM RFO website (see above link). Offers in response to the DRAM RFO are due on March 12, 2021.  SDG&E encourages respondents to carefully review submission requirements and provide sufficient details in all required bid forms.

All questions or other communications regarding this RFO should be submitted via email to [email protected] and MUST also CC [email protected] (the Independent Evaluator for this solicitation).  Only questions submitted by March 2, 2021, will be assured a response.


Opus One Solutions Announces Additions to the Leadership Team: Primed for Global Growth and Scale


Toronto, Ontario – February 18, 2021. Canadian, Global Cleantech 100 company, Opus One Solutions, has experienced rapid growth with its energy transition software, GridOS®, and is now a leading provider of grid analytics, distribution energy management and transactive energy/flexibility markets.

Utilities worldwide are increasingly relying on Opus One Solutions software to navigate the energy transition and the platform that enables grid modernization to realize and scale their strategies. Opus One’s appointments to the leadership team will better serve its growing global customer base to deliver innovative and cost-effective solutions that leads to a decarbonized energy future.

The company announces three new additions to the leadership team: Chief Operating Officer Kimberly Helm, Chief Finance Officer Bruce Toner and Vice President of Product Management Brian MacDonald. These leaders have joined Opus One Solutions existing leadership team, Joshua Wong, President & CEO, Hari Suthan, Chief Strategic Growth Officer & Head of Global Sales and Charles Chan, Vice President of Software Development.

In the last few years, Opus One has focused on significant international expansion and plans to further that growth with additional key account partnerships. The new additions to the leadership team will collectively address the global market to better serve Opus One’s customers, providing innovative approaches to planning, system and market operations and help address new regulations and public policy.

“In order to reach global decarbonization goals, we’re going to need to aggressively electrify transportation, buildings and homes,” said Sameer Reddy Chair of the Board at Opus One Solutions. “None of that will be possible without fundamentally reimagining the way we plan for the distribution system and Opus One’s GridOS platform will be central to enabling that future. I’m thrilled to see the company adding several key operational leaders to an already incredible team to further the company’s mission to create a more resilient and intelligent power grid.”

CLICK HERE to read the full press release.
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