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Copper Labs Announces Essie Snell as the Head of Product MarketingCopper Labs


Posted October 17, 2022

Copper Labs is excited to announce Essie Snell as the Head of Product Marketing.  In this role, he helps identify opportunities for electric, gas, and water utilities to leverage real-time meter data to support a data-driven transition to a low-carbon economy, increase resilience in the face of a changing climate, improve equity, manage demand, and deliver an exceptional customer experience. 

Prior to joining supported utility leaders on key topics relating to decarbonization and innovative technologies. At E Source, he published more than 300 papers and articles on the strategic implications of emerging energy technologies and trends and led their utility-focused smart home initiatives (including developing partnerships with both Google and Amazon). Then, at ICF, he worked closely with major natural gas and dual-fuel utilities to support their climate planning, reporting, and innovation roadmapping efforts, and co-authored the American Gas Association’s pioneering 2022 "Net-Zero Emissions Opportunities for Gas Utilities" report in partnership with dozens of leading gas utilities from across the US. Essie holds a BS in Engineering Physics from the University of Colorado Boulder.

 

Virtual Peaker, Hoosier Energy "Connect To Save"Virtual Peaker

Three Hoosier Energy Member Co-ops Use Smart Thermostats and EV Chargers to Reduce Demand on Electric Grid

Posted October 17, 2022

Louisville, KY and Columbus, OH – Virtual Peaker, a cloud-based SaaS company empowering modern utilities with the friendliest distributed energy platform on the planet, along with Hoosier Energy, have announced their new “Connect To Save” program. This program uses smart thermostats and Electric Vehicle (EV) chargers to reduce demand on the electric grid. 

Hoosier Energy is a Bloomington, Indiana-based generation and transmission (G&T) electric cooperative that provides wholesale power and related services to distribution cooperatives across central and southern Indiana and southeastern Illinois.

Connect To Save leverages Virtual Peaker’s Shift distributed energy resource management system (DERMS) suite to manage residential electric demand through machine learning and real-time control of internet-enabled appliances. This voluntary management reduces demand for electricity while minimizing the impact on homeowners. Shift connects in-home smart devices to run real-time residential demand response programs that leverage distributed energy resources (DERs) to reduce cost and avoid peak times when energy is more expensive. 

Collaborating with three of its member co-ops, Jackson County REMC (Brownstown, IN), South Central Indiana REMC (Martinsville, IN), and Southeastern Indiana REMC (Osgood, IN), Hoosier Energy is now in partnership with their participating members to remotely control residential smart thermostats and EV chargers. 

Designed to shift power consumption to off-peak times of the day, the program is helping Hoosier Energy reduce demand while transitioning to cleaner and renewable energy sources. Devices used in the program include smart thermostats from Google Nest, ecobee, and Honeywell Home, plus EV chargers provided by Enel X and ChargePoint.

CLICK HERE to read the full press release.

 

Opinion Dynamics Job Opportunity: Associate Director, DecarbonizationOpinion Dynamics


Posted October 7, 2022

Opinion Dynamics, a market leader committed to providing cutting-edge strategic research, evaluation, and consulting services, seeks an Associate Director, Decarbonization, to work with our energy research and consulting team. Our interdisciplinary team of consultants develops actionable and insightful research to support an array of clients helping to shape the clean energy future, including electric and gas utilities, regulators, and stakeholders. Our research supports the planning, evaluation, and optimization of energy efficiency, demand response, and distributed energy resource programs. Projects also include customer experience research, formative market research for new and existing programs, technology assessments, market characterization and potential studies, and advising on program design and implementation.

We’re looking for inquisitive and enthusiastic employees to join our team of energy industry aficionados – those who enjoy conducting research and analysis, but also care about the rationale behind the research and how results can be applied. The Associate Director, Decarbonization, is just as comfortable using the left-side of the brain as the right, enjoys a challenge, relishes learning new things, and is excited to work with an interdisciplinary team.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Contribute to decarbonization business development strategy and lead its execution
    • Expand business opportunities by identifying target clients and developing relationships with potential clients and partners
    • Develop the company’s decarbonization industry engagement strategy, and demonstrate industry thought leadership by attending and presenting at industry events as well as contributing to editorial content
    • Monitor decarbonization trends to identify business opportunities and inform company strategy
    • Lead decarbonization proposal strategy and execution, including championing proposals for new project opportunities
  • Provide decarbonization subject matter expertise related to policy, utility program design and implementation, and analysis (e.g., modeling, cost-benefit frameworks)
  • Collaborate with various internal teams to deliver value to existing clients
  • Mentor staff and scale internal staff capabilities

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

 

Opinion Dynamics Job Opportunity: Director (CA Energy Consulting)Opinion Dynamics


Posted October 7, 2022

Opinion Dynamics, a market leader committed to providing cutting-edge strategic research, evaluation, and consulting services, seeks a Director to work with our energy research and consulting team. Our interdisciplinary team of consultants develops actionable and insightful research to support an array of clients helping to shape the clean energy future, including electric and gas utilities, regulators, and stakeholders. Our research supports the planning, evaluation, and optimization of energy efficiency, demand response, and distributed energy resource programs. Projects also include customer experience research, formative market research for new and existing programs, technology assessments, market characterization and potential studies, and advising on program design and implementation.

We’re looking for inquisitive and enthusiastic employees to join our team of energy industry aficionados – those who enjoy conducting research and analysis, but also care about the rationale behind the research and how results can be applied. Our ideal candidate is just as comfortable using the left-side of the brain as the right, enjoys a challenge, relishes learning new things, and is excited to work with an interdisciplinary team.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

We are seeking an experienced Director to lead a team of consulting professionals, largely concentrated in San Diego, CA to manage success across an array of research and evaluation studies and proposals. The right person for this job has a mix of research and management skills, has experience leading research and evaluation studies in the CA energy industry including topics such as energy efficiency programs, renewable programs, demand-response programs, clean transportation and building electrification, and has the expertise to lead the execution of scopes of work and business development opportunities. The right person for this position is comfortable interacting internally with team members and externally with clients such as the CPUC, the CA utilities and the CEC. This position reports to the Sr Vice President leading West Coast operations.

Our ideal candidate for this role is a demonstrated leader in the energy industry who can thrive in the dynamic environment of a collaborative consulting firm and is excited to work with multidisciplinary peers. Your responsibilities will include:

  • Managing research and evaluation contracts for CA-based government organizations such as the CPUC and CEC, and utility companies.
  • Demonstrating industry thought leadership by attending and presenting at industry events throughout California presence.
  • Monitoring the CA energy industry landscape to identify new business opportunities.
  • Supervising staff.
  • Championing proposals for new project opportunities and designing evaluation and research plans.

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

 

Opinion Dynamics Job Opportunity: Principal ConsultantOpinion Dynamics


Posted October 7, 2022

Opinion Dynamics, a market leader committed to providing cutting-edge strategic research, evaluation, and consulting services, seeks a Principal Consultant to work with our energy research and consulting team. Our interdisciplinary team of consultants develops actionable and insightful research to support an array of clients helping to shape the clean energy future, including electric and gas utilities, regulators, and stakeholders. Our research supports the planning, evaluation, and optimization of energy efficiency, demand response, and distributed energy resource programs. Projects also include customer experience research, formative market research for new and existing programs, technology assessments, market characterization and potential studies, and advising on program design and implementation.

We’re looking for inquisitive and enthusiastic employees to join our team of energy industry aficionados – those who enjoy conducting research and analysis, but also care about the rationale behind the research and how results can be applied. Our ideal candidate is just as comfortable using the left-side of the brain as the right, enjoys a challenge, relishes learning new things, and is excited to work with an interdisciplinary team.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

As a Principal Consultant, you are the cornerstone of a project team, connecting our clients with the internal expertise needed to answer their key questions. In this role, you will be responsible for project and staff management. This includes leading the design and execution of research and evaluation projects, as well as working closely with our clients to make sure we’re being responsive to their current needs and helping them look ahead to the next set of questions, challenges and opportunities. In this role, you will be responsible for the following on a day-to-day basis:

  • Developing research and evaluation plans that adhere to industry best practices
  • Overseeing, and contributing to the execution of research plans, ensuring that objectives are achieved, results are accurate, and recommendations are actionable
  • Conducting quality control of work products including surveys, analysis, and reporting
  • Effectively managing project scopes, schedules, and budgets to meet client needs and contract specifications
  • Designing research strategies and methods in collaboration with other team members and functional teams (e.g., data analytics and management, market insights and engineering)
  • Authoring memos, reports and presentations for clients and other external audiences
  • Developing and presenting executive level results and recommendations
  • Providing training and mentorship to less experienced consulting staff
  • Writing proposals to win new projects

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

 
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