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Platte River Power Authority RFP for the Efficiency Works Residential Energy Advisor

Platte River

Proposals for the Efficiency Works Residential Energy Advisor, Specification Number HQ21-1834 (“Project”) will be received by Platte River Power Authority, hereinafter called Platte River, electronically at [email protected], until 3:00 p.m., MST, Thursday, August 19, 2021 (Proposal Submission Deadline).

Platte River and its owner municipalities of Estes Park Light & Power, Fort Collins Utilities, Longmont Power & Communications, and Loveland Water and Power, seeks a consultant to provide energy advising services to support the assessment and retrofit program.

Proposals will be considered only from those Bidders who have submitted their qualifications, in accordance with Platte River prequalification form requirements, and have been approved on the basis of their submitted qualifications prior to issuance of the Bid Specifications and Documents. Prequalification forms are available from Platte River and can be obtained from Platte River's website at Completed Prequalification forms must be received by Platte River electronically at [email protected], no later than 11:00 a.m., MST, Thursday, July 8, 2021.

The Bid Specification and Documents will be ready on or about Friday, July 23, 2021. Platte River will disseminate these materials to pre-qualified Bidders. It is the responsibility of each pre-qualified Bidder to ensure that they have received the Bid materials. In order to be considered as a potential provider for these Services, a pre-qualified Bidder must submit one electronic copy of its Proposal to [email protected]. It is the Bidder’s responsibility to ensure that its electronic Proposal is received.

In order to have its Proposal considered, pre-qualified Bidders are required to participate in a virtual pre-proposal meeting to be held at 10:00 a.m., MST, Thursday, July 29, 2021. These pre-bid meetings are designed to improve the pre-qualified Bidder’s understanding of the Project scope and answer questions relating to the Project. All Bidders are encouraged to submit questions relating to the project by 3:00 p.m., MST, Thursday, August 5, 2021, to [email protected]. Responses to questions received will be sent electronically to all Bidders on or about, Thursday, August 12, 2021. The Proposal and Agreement shall be conditioned upon compliance with all provisions of the Proposal documents. No Proposal may be altered, withdrawn or resubmitted within ninety (90) working days after the date set for the opening of Proposals.

Platte River will evaluate Proposals. Upon such initial evaluation, Platte River will invite a short list of bidders for interviews to demonstrate their unique qualifications and the functionality of any systems they intend to use in order to provide technical services to Platte River. The interviews will be held the week of September 6, 2021.

Platte River reserves the right, in its sole judgement, to accept the Proposal(s) that is the lowest, most responsive, and responsible; to reject any and all Proposals, and to accept or reject any irregularities and informalities in any Proposal(s) that is submitted. Proposals received after the Proposal Submission Deadline will be returned unread.

Summary Date and Time
Prequalification forms due Thursday, July 8, 2021 at 11:00am
Bid specifications and documents sent to pre-qualified bidders On or about Friday, July 23, 2021
Pre-proposal meeting (required) Thursday, July 29, 2021 at 10:00am
Deadline for questions to Platte River Thursday, August 5, 2021 at 3:00pm
Response to questions sent to participating, pre-qualified bidders On or about Thursday, August 12, 2021
Proposal submission deadline Thursday, August 19, 2021 at 3:00pm
Interviews Week of September 6, 2021


For additional information, please contact Contract Administration, at [email protected]


NRUCFC Job Opportunity - Senior Rate and Business Consultant


The National Rural Utilities Cooperative Finance Corporation, or CFC, seeks a Senior Rate & Business Consultant in the CRG - Regulatory Affairs group. Our organization is a member-driven leader with a fast-paced, challenging, and collaborative environment with the shared mission of supporting America’s network of rural electric cooperatives.

In this position you will provide electric utility rate-making, policy, and advisory consulting services to CFC members. This specialized team provides CFC members with expertise in areas surrounding the general regulatory and rate-making process, specific to certain technical requirements applicable to state commission and/or Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) requirements. This position is an opportunity to work within the utility industry to address and affect pricing theory, leverage AMI smart meter data, and apply advanced data analytics. As a Senior Rate & Business Consultant, you will:

  • Assist and provide guidance to electric cooperative management and board-of-directors on contemporary retail rate strategies and options.
  • Conduct revenue requirements and cost of service studies used in the development of traditional rate design, as well as specialty rates to include residential demand, electric vehicle (EV), time-of-use, interruptible, distributed generation, and demand side management for CFC members.
  • Analyze and assess industry trends, events and federal and state regulatory activities to determine the impact on CFC and its members.
  • Prepare competent expert testimony to advocate for the members’ and/or CFC’s positions in regulated proceedings.
  • Develop and present educational programs on technical issues to effectively and clearly transfer knowledge and skills to diverse constituents, both internal and external stakeholders.

CLICK HERE to read the full job description and apply.


PGE Job Opportunity - Peak Time Rebates Program Manager


This is an exciting time to join Portland General Electric. As Oregon’s largest electric utility, Portland General Electric is leading an energy transformation that will harness the power of clean and renewable resources. Our vision for a clean energy future relies on three interrelated and overarching strategies: de-carbonize through investing in clean and reliable energy; modernize through a smarter more resilient grid; and empower our customers in their energy technology choices.

We’re searching for innovative, customer and results-obsessed leaders to help power our mission and lead the way in championing the world’s clean energy future!

Department Summary
The Flexible Load Product Management Team is responsible for the design and evolution of PGE’s flexible load pilots and programs to ensure that PGE meets the goals of the Integrated Resource Plan (IRP) as well as its growing need to create flexible capacity to support decarbonization goals. The FLP Team works cross-functionally to develop PGE’s Flexible Load Program Roadmap in service to our business and regulatory requirements.

Position Summary
The Peak Time Rebate (PTR) Program Manager will manage PGE's residential behavioral demand response program with the largest number of participants. This program plays a key role in PGE's flexible load plan to increase our ability to use renewable energy, preserve reliability and ensure energy affordability for our customers. The Program Manager role will ensure the on-going success of the Peak Time Rebate program by continuing to develop the program strategy, partnering closely with marketing to recruit and engage customers, and by managing vendor performance. Successful applicants will bring deep program and product management, customer engagement and regulatory experience as well as passion for being a part of the team shaping the future of PGE.

CLICK HERE to read the full job description and apply.


E Source Forum to Take Place September 28 - October 1, 2021

E Source

For more than 30 years, the E Source Forum has facilitated learning, networking, and collaboration among utility professionals from across the US and Canada. Our agenda features topics that matter to you, with thought-provoking keynote speakers, market research and data-driven content, customer panels, and insights from your utility peers. In recent years we’ve hosted more than 800 utility professionals over the course of three days in downtown Denver.

This year, the E Source Forum will take place September 28–October 1 in a hybrid format. Those who can safely travel are welcome to join us in person at the Sheraton Denver Downtown. Everyone else can attend the same sessions online.



E Source Job Opportunity: Senior Analyst I - Lead Analyst IIE Source

Are you a rock star researcher and writer? Are you interested in improving the relationship between utility companies and their customers? Do you have expertise in account management, contact center operations, customer experience, digital engagement, or marketing? Do you enjoy being in a player/coach role? If so, we want to hear from you. E Source provides research and advisory services to electric, gas, and water utilities with the goal of increasing the effectiveness of their operations, customer programs, and customer relationships.

We're looking for a senior or lead analyst to join our Customer Engagement Solutions research team. This team is focused on creating content that helps our clients gain a deeper understanding of their customers and engage with them most effectively. E Source, our passion for sustainability and energy efficiency fuels our work. We provide software solutions and research and advisory services to electric, gas, and water utilities with the goal of increasing the effectiveness of their operations, customer programs, and customer relationships. We're on a mission to help our clients evolve into customer-centric organizations that make data-driven decisions. And we like to have fun while we do it!

As a senior or lead analyst, you should enjoy creating unbiased content, filled with actionable advice, that helps our clients make data-driven decisions. In this role, you'll field on-demand research requests from our utility members and write in-depth research reports on topics such as utility account management, residential and business marketing, digital engagement, and corporate communications. Prior experience and proven expertise in any of these areas is critical for success in this role.

Our ideal candidate has:

  • More than five years experience in account management, contact center operations, customer experience, digital engagement, or marketing
  • A bachelors degree; masters degree is a plus
  • A passion for helping utilities optimize their interactions with customers, as well as a desire to nurture that passion in others
  • Excellent writing, analytical, communication, presentation or public-speaking, and time management skills
  • Experience leading and mentoring junior staff
  • Experience collaborating in a cross-functional environment to deliver complex deliverables on schedule
  • Humility and a collaborative attitude - our research teams are inquisitive, open-minded, and often lean on each other for help and input in working our way through complex problems
  • A team-focused mindset

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

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