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RCH Companies announces formation of The Threshold Group, Inc.


ThresholdNovember 1, 2019, Cherry Hill, NJ - RCH Companies, a national field services organization which primarily supports the telecommunications and broadband sectors, is pleased to announce the formation of The Threshold Group, Inc. a network of three companies focused on developing and managing business outside of its core sectors.

RCH, a privately held company founded in 1977 and headquartered in Cherry Hill, NJ, built its business on direct sales, retention, field collections and technical fulfillment – primarily in the cable television industry where it continues to work for all the top cable and broadband operators.

In 2011, RCH began work in the utility sector, enrolling customers into energy efficiency and energy management programs through direct marketing, which it operated under its Threshold, We Open Doors brand. The company has since expanded into utility sector technical fulfillment, non-profit direct marketing and a multitude of home services functions including smart-home fulfillment and light assembly work.

Click here to read the full press release.



PowerClerk Seeks Lead Product Manager

Clean Power Research


Looking for a job that makes a real difference in our world today and one that you’ll be proud of when you look back in 20, 30 or 40 years? This is it. Clean Power Research is advancing the energy transformation through cloud software that informs, streamlines and values energy-related decisions and processes for utilities, energy professionals and consumers.

We’re a growing company and award-winning innovator that counts eight of the top 10 utilities in the U.S. and many of the largest solar companies as our customers. We’re focused on expanding our market reach and impact with new software technologies that help solve the energy industry’s hardest problems. At Clean Power Research, every employee has a seat at the table and an important role.


  • Go from building solutions to being part of the solution.
  • Join a growing team of software and energy veterans from companies such as Microsoft, Amazon, Oracle, NextEra and Pacific Gas & Electric.
  • Bring your passion and ideas to the table.
  • Use your creativity to solve hard problems and make tough decisions.
  • Work in a start-up like environment coupled with the stability and customer base of an established, profitable company
  • Be part of a growing company that expects you to grow with us, and that invests in your growth

Clean Power Research offers competitive compensation and benefits to full-time employees including medical/dental/vision insurance, an equity plan, paid vacation, paid holidays, a bonus plan and 401(k) plan with matching.


Clean Power Research seeks a seasoned product manager to serve as the lead product manager on the company’s largest revenue product family, PowerClerk®. This people management role requires strong individual contributions combined with thoughtful and effective team management.


Click here to read the full job description. 



Tetra Tech Seeks Quantitative Analyst

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Are you ready to take the next step in your career? Do you want to do meaningful work that improves quality of life? At Tetra Tech, you will work with high-performing teams who are passionate about using their expertise to find solutions to complex problems in water, environment, infrastructure, resource management, energy, and international development.

Tetra Tech is seeking Quantitative Analysts to join our Madison, Wisconsin office. Ideal candidates will have proven expertise across a range of quantitative methodologies, a passion for working with data, and exceptional communication skills. Analysts will work with a variety of data sets, in different structures to conduct analysis and modelling, fit for purpose. Salary is commensurate with skills and relevant work experience.

Tetra Tech provides consulting services worldwide for a broad range of commercial and international clients. Tetra Tech’s core services areas include energy, water, environment, resource management, infrastructure, and international development.


  • Collaborating with project teams and sector subject matter experts to develop project requirements 
  • Collecting large sets of structured and unstructured data from disparate sources 
  • Cleaning and validating the data to ensure accuracy, completeness, and uniformity
  • Efficiently storing and retrieving data
  • Performing statistical analysis and coding tasks
  • Ability to develop analytical plans for data modeling, identify strong baselines, and interpret relationships
  • Analyzing and interpreting data to identify patterns and address research questions
  • Documenting project work for transparency and replicability
  • Demonstrated experience communicating analysis findings orally and in writing to both internal project teams and external clients
  • Using data visualization tools to present data in insightful ways
  • M.S. or Ph.D. in statistics, social science, mathematics, computer science or related field. (B.S. plus four or more years of equivalent work experience can be substituted for advanced degree.)
  • Experience storing, retrieving, and manipulating large, complex datasets.
  • Statistical programming proficiency.
  • Experience across a range of quantitative applications (e.g., predictive analytics, risk analysis, consumer insights).

About Tetra Tech:

Tetra Tech is a leading provider of high-end consulting and engineering services for projects worldwide. We combine the resources of a global, multibillion dollar company with local, client-focused delivery in more than 400 locations around the world. We are Leading with Science® to provide sustainable and resilient solutions for our clients.

At Tetra Tech, we provide a collaborative environment that supports individual performance, innovation, and creativity. We are proud to offer competitive compensation and benefits. Learn more by visiting

For more information on our company, please visit our website at To apply, please submit your resume and cover letter on the Careers portion of our website at

Contact: Sue Hanson, [email protected]



Notice of Technology Submission Opportunity for PG&E's Residential ADR Program

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PG&E is considering expanding the list of technologies which qualify for rebates under its 2020-2022 residential ADR program. The focus is on automated control technologies for the residential sector which leverage the standard of OpenADR to achieve peak demand savings. ADR, which in its residential application provides demand reduction without a homeowner intervening manually, will play an increasingly important role in meeting future energy needs. Residential ADR solutions typically include controls for end-use technologies such as plug-load, lighting, thermostats, pool pumps, and electric water heaters (hereafter referred to as controlled devices).

A key aspect of this technology selection process is engagement with industry stakeholders to ensure a collaborative and open process where vendors, service providers and other utilities can share, learn and contribute. In order to select control technologies to serve this program, PG&E has contracted with a third party, Opinion Dynamics, to facilitate a two-stage technology selection process which includes a Request for Information (RFI) and a selection and prioritization stage.

Below is an overview of the selection process, and other key dates in the selection process.

Key Dates (Estimated)

October 24, 2019

Distribution of RFI

Opinion Dynamics will distribute an online RFI Intake Form to the same email list used for this notification.  The Intake Form is intended to collect information about control technologies from solution providers. This data collection tool will take approximately 15-20 minutes to complete.

To broaden the reach of the RFI, please feel free to share this opportunity with other solution providers.  Interested parties should notify our team if they would like to be included in the distribution list. Inform our team of the most appropriate email address for contact prior to October 23, 2019. Notice of intention to submit your control technology information is not required.

November 15, 2019  

Closure of RFI


Nov. – Dec. 2019      

Selection and Prioritization of Control Technologies

For technologies that are deemed eligible, submitting solution providers may be asked to provide additional materials in support of the second phase of the technology selection process. Opinion Dynamics will contact submitters directly for any needed follow-up materials.

Mid-January, 2020    

Webinar to present the results of the selection


For information about the eligibility screening and prioritization process of control technologies, download the PG&E Residential ADR Eligibility Screening and Prioritization Process Document.

Please feel free to circulate this notice to any interested parties. Should you have any questions or would like to be added to the distribution list for the upcoming RFI distribution email, contact the Project Manager at Opinion Dynamics, Jun Suzuki (503-943-2132, [email protected]). 



Energy Central Interview with Thought Leadership Group Cochairs

Getting to Know You

An interview from the ‘Getting to Know Your Expert’ Interview series from Energy Central featuring Jenny Roehm, a Senior Manager of Utility Solutions at Schneider Electric, and Rich Philip, a Manager of Business Demand Response at Duke Energy. They shared their industry insights and wisdom gained in their individual roles as well as their shared responsibilities as they both sit on the Board of Directors of the Peak Load Management Alliance (PLMA) and are also co-chairs of the PLMA Thought Leadership Group.


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