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Product Portfolio Manager Opportunity

Virtual Peaker

Our Demand Management team is hiring again! We're looking for a Product Portfolio Manager to manage various DM programs and help our growing portfolio evolve to meet customer's needs.

If you dream of how best to shimmy megawatts, this Xcel Energy role is for you!

Please reach out if you're interested.

Click here to learn more about the Product Portfolio Manager opportunity.

 

Canada Invests in Clean Technologies for Electric Vehicles

Canada


Toronto, Ontario – July 29, 2021: 
The Government of Canada is making it easier for Canadians to drive electric and transforming the way Canadians get to where they need to go.

Today, as part of #EVWeekinCanada, Nathaniel Erskine-Smith, Member of Parliament for Beaches–East York, on behalf of the Honourable Seamus O’Regan Jr., Minister of Natural Resources, announced a $12.7-million investment in six clean energy technologies projects to help put Canadians in the driver’s seat on the road to a net-zero future. The investments include:

  • $4.95 million to Hydro One Limited to develop a pilot for heavy-duty electric truck charging stations in Ontario. Hydro One’s pilot for electric trucks will be a model for other utilities and businesses interested in pursuing solutions to electrify heavy-duty transportation across Canada.
  • $2.5 million to the Toronto Transit Commission to implement a smart charging platform for its electric bus fleet. This project is expected to deliver a system to manage peak energy demand and reduce GHG emissions and overall infrastructure costs while optimizing the use of electric buses.
  • $2 million to Opus One Solutions to demonstrate a shared economy model for EV chargers. The project will seek to understand and address the impact of residential EV charging on local networks, as well as assess the potential of repurposing private home chargers through a sharing platform for public use to support growing EV adoption.
  • $1.32 million to Alectra Inc. to develop and implement an EV model for single-family and multi-unit residential buildings. The project will provide convenient and affordable access to EV chargers, manage energy cost increases and provide incentives for encouraging off-peak EV charging in the residential sector.
  • $1.3 million to Geotab Inc. to demonstrate an enhanced SmartCharge Incentive system that includes price signals to allow EV owners to have different charge windows to avoid or limit popular charging times. A price signal allows for an additional incentive for EV owners to charge at a specific time to shift electrical loads at the grid level. 
  • $635,000 to Blackstone Energy Services Inc. to test drive a cost-effective vehicle-to-grid system that uses energy stored in EV batteries to provide cost savings to EV owners by encouraging them to discharge energy during peak electricity demand periods. The project will also provide cost savings to facility operators by offsetting power consumption during these periods.

CLICK HERE to read the full press release.

 

New EV Chargers Coming to Ontario

Canada


Toronto, Ontario – July 27, 2021: 
The Government of Canada is making it easier for Canadians to drive electric — transforming the way Canadians get to where they need to go.

Today, as part of #EVWeekinCanada, Adam van Koeverden, Parliamentary Secretary to the Minister of Diversity and Inclusion and Youth and to the Minister of Canadian Heritage (Sport), on behalf of the Honourable Seamus O’Regan Jr., Minister of Natural Resources, announced a $2.3-million investment to Anvil Crawler Development Corporation to install 36 electric vehicle (EV) chargers across Ontario to put Canadians in the driver’s seat on the road to a net-zero future.

 Anvil Crawler, Opus One SolutionsSWTCHEnergy+ Inc. and Elexicon Energy, along with site host partners, are also supporting this initiative, bringing the total project cost to $6.7 million.

 This project is funded through Natural Resources Canada’s Green Infrastructure – Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Demonstration Program, which aims to accelerate the market entry of next-generation clean energy technologies. All chargers will be available for public use by September 30, 2022.

 Since 2015, Canada has made a historic investment of over $1 billion to make EVs more affordable and charging infrastructure more locally accessible. These investments are building a coast-to-coast network of fast chargers and installing chargers in local areas where Canadians live, work and play. The government also provides incentives of up to $5,000 to help Canadians buy EVs and full tax write-offs for businesses purchasing them.

 These investments support Canada’s new mandatory target of 100-percent zero-emission light-duty vehicle sales by 2035. Driving down transportation emissions is critical to achieving Canada’s ambitious climate change targets and requires a combination of investments and regulations to support Canadians and industry in this transition.

The government supports green infrastructure projects that create good, middle-class jobs and get us to net-zero emissions by 2050.

CLICK HERE to read the full press release.

 

Schneider Electric Job Opportunity - Solution Architect

Schneider

Schneider Electric Digital Energy Solutions has an outstanding opportunity for a passionate/motivated individual to assume the role of Solution Architect within the Edge Management division.

Schneider Electric creates connected technologies that reshape industries, transform cities and enrich lives. Our 135,000+ employees thrive in more than 100 countries. From the simplest of switches to complex operational systems, our technology, software and services improve the way our customers manage and automate their operations. Help us deliver solutions that ensure Life Is On everywhere, for everyone and at every moment.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YtExntUe89c

Great people make Schneider Electric a great company.

What do you get to do in this position?

  • Technical leadership responsibility for two to three concurrent projects that require significant custom software design and deployment. For each project to which he/she is assigned, the Solution Architect should have a full understanding of implementation requirements and how multiple pieces of the implementation will fit together.
  • Work with Project Managers to define the best technical approach to meet customer business requirements using one or more Schneider software offerings
  • Lead project requirements gathering workshops and develop resulting documentation
  • Lead the design and documentation of proposed customer solutions based on defined requirements
  • Help ensure pieces of the implementation developed by different analysts or partner companies will operate correctly when installed together
  • Work directly with other groups within the Delivery organization to develop and validate proposed solutions and designs
  • Lead solution design review sessions and obtain design approval from customers
  • Leadership responsibilities include providing technical guidance to other members of the department
  • Prepare project analysis, design, functional and interface specification documentation
  • Support the development and maintenance of group expertise of the utility business, workflows, and applicable technologies.

CLICK HERE to read the full job description and apply.

 

Schneider Electric Job Opportunity - Product Manager, Edge (Telecommute)

Schneider

Schneider Electric Digital Energy Solutions has an outstanding opportunity for a passionate/motivated individual to assume the role of Product Manager within the Edge Management division.

Schneider Electric creates connected technologies that reshape industries, transform cities and enrich lives. Our 135,000+ employees thrive in more than 100 countries. From the simplest of switches to complex operational systems, our technology, software and services improve the way our customers manage and automate their operations. Help us deliver solutions that ensure Life Is On everywhere, for everyone and at every moment.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YtExntUe89c

Great people make Schneider Electric a great company.

This position is responsible for managing product strategy and solution roadmaps for the Grid Edge demand side management software-as-a-service solution. Products in Grid Edge are focused on delivering customer engagement, energy efficiency and demand response solutions for utilities. The selected candidate will have experience in the electric utility market; possess marketing and technical skills, and have an ability to work across departments.

What do you get to do in this position?

  • Create, maintain, prioritize, and sequence the product backlog
  • Develop and foster relationships within existing and target customers in order to identify key requirements and critical pain-points
  • Generate product insights based on identified feature requests, pain points, and overall software strategy
  • Define product offering, delivery, and support requirements to successfully grow revenue and margins in target geographies
  • Clearly articulate product decisions to users, the product team, internal stakeholders, and engineers
  • Manage project planning, sprint and release planning, demos and other Scrum-related meetings
  • Support sales efforts with presentations, customer meetings and demonstrations, proposal responses, and go-to-market strategies
  • Work closely with product development teams to define solution requirements and coordinate the launch of software releases.

CLICK HERE to read the full job description and apply.

 
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