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Winners of the 2024 PLMA Awards for Innovations in Flexible Load Management Announced at the 49th PLMA Conference in Portland, OR

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Winners of the 2024 PLMA Awards for Innovations in Flexible Load Management Announced at the49th PLMA Conference in
Portland, OR

Posted May 7, 2024

Portland, OR – May 7, 2024 - PLMA (Peak Load Management Alliance), the voice of load management practitioners, today announced the winners of its 2024 Awards at the 49th PLMA Conference. This annual awards program recognizes innovative approaches to flexible load management, honors the practitioners who develop and launch them, and follows up with a detailed exploration of each winner’s work in the form of a 1-hour educational webinar which is offered at no charge to all PLMA and industry stakeholders.

These 2024 Award Winners were selected for the learnings and outcomes of their initiatives:

“Each spring, PLMA honors load management practitioners who have created ground-breaking incentive programs (‘Pacesetters’), or who have implemented leading-edge technologies (‘Pioneers’), or who have excelled in extraordinary customer engagement (‘Thought Leaders’),” explained PLMA Awards Co-Chair Kevin Knight of Baltimore Gas and Electric. “Their initiatives, successes, and lessons learned provide valuable perspectives for consideration and adaptation by other energy professionals."

“With the involvement of 20 volunteer judges, all of whom are PLMA member practitioners, each award nomination is carefully vetted by a group of industry peers using a rubric methodology,” said PLMA Awards Co-Chair Meg Campbell of Guidehouse. “The award-winning programs each demonstrate effective approaches to meeting peak energy loads while helping to support a stable, DER-integrated electric grid.”

The PLMA Award Series of live webinars will be hosted from June through October 2024, and will also be published on PLMA’s YouTube channel for the benefit of energy professionals everywhere. The webinar schedule will be published on PLMA’s Calendar.

About PLMA
PLMA curates high quality, peer-selected, field-tested information and case studies on flexible load management, demand response, and DERs, for the benefit of energy practitioners globally. A 501(c)(6) non-profit association founded in 1999, PLMA serves over 200 member organizations and many thousands of stakeholders. As the “Voice of Load Management Practitioners,” it seeks to advance practical applications of dynamic load management and distributed energy resources by providing a forum where members educate one another and explore innovative approaches to program delivery, pricing constructs, and technology adoption. Learn more at www.peakload.org and PLMA’s LinkedIn DR/DER Group page.  

Media Contact:
Judy Knight, PLMA
(404) 771-1122
[email protected]

Click here for more info about the 2024 PLMA Awards and Winners
 

The Con Edison Non-Wires Solutions (NWS) Team Extends Deadline for the Brooklyn and Queens Energy Storage Incentive for Behind the Meter (BTM) Load Following Projects

ConEd


Posted May 2, 2024

The Con Edison Non-Wires Solutions (NWS) team has extended the deadline for our Brooklyn and Queens Energy Storage Incentive for Behind the Meter (BTM) Load Following projects. The Application deadline has been extended from April 30th, 2024, to September 30th, 2024. This is for Load Following projects only. The Grid Connected or Front of the Meter (FTM) segment of this incentive has been fully allocated and is now closed.

The incentive rate is $3,000/kW for load following systems that do not require system reinforcements and are used to reduce building load. This Program is designed to encourage systems that will provide direct benefits to customers through demand charge management and can be expeditiously operational without the need for substantive customer interconnection upgrades. The BQDM program offers incentives to customers in eligible Brooklyn and Queens neighborhoods for battery energy storage projects which provide load relief during peak demand periods.

Con Edison is seeking BESS projects that are installed and available for operation no later than May 1, 2026. The application period for this initial offering will be open through September 30, 2024 or until Con Edison reaches the enrollment capacity for the Program. Applications will be reviewed, evaluated, and accepted on a rolling, first-come, first-served basis following a project’s completion of Coordinated Electric System Interconnection Review (“CESIR”) study and successful payment of at least 25% of interconnection costs.

The Company will only review submitted applications completed in full that meet all pre-requisites for application including, but not limited to: submission of a complete interconnection application through the Power Clerk web portal, and paying 25% of interconnection costs for the option that meets the local reliability standard of the area in which the project is interconnecting.

 

Piclo Job Opportunity: Distributed Energy Resources Manager

Piclo


Posted April 19, 2024

Who are we looking for:
The Distributed Energy Resources Manager Manager is pivotal to advancing the FSP pipeline. Working closely with the North American regional team, this person is responsible for:

  • Engaging and building relationships with FSPs to deliver value both to them and to our utility customers
  • Building a liquid FSP market to utility customers - a subject matter expert on creating and using energy flexibility to fulfill the market’s needs
  • Coordinating feedback from FSPs for utility customers to ensure market expectations and recommended modifications are communicated
  • Collaborating with management to review FSP engagement targets and evaluate channel partnership opportunities
  • Supporting utility account management teams in market delivery

About the role:
This role sits within the Commercial Team and would be responsible for (but not limited to) the following:

Management of Flex Service Provider (FSP) ecosystem

  • Targeting and acquisition of FSPs
  • Support in building the regional recruitment plan, including interface with key internal stakeholders (e.g., marketing)
  • Developing lead generation campaigns and tracking progress
  • Understanding FSP business models, customers, geography, and asset types
  • Attending events, meeting stakeholders in person, and developing relationships
  • Demonstrating the product and showing FSPs value
  • Onboarding and training
  • Converting from initial interest to account registration and participation
  • Developing regular, targeted, and tailored communications
  • Leading training sessions on the platform
  • Driving liquidity in our clients’ markets
  • Customer support
  • Troubleshoot day-to-day issues communicated by FSPs on the platform
  • Shepherding FSPs through market participation steps
  • Working with production team to flag product issues and suggesting customizations
  • Channel partner program
  • Supporting research and evaluation of potential channel partnerships to provide FSP leads
  • Development of documentation and processes to memorialize partnerships
  • Leading partner relationships and actively working on opportunities with them

CLICK HERE to read the full job description.

 

Advanced Energy Job Opportunity: Weatherization Program Manager

Advanced Energy


Posted April 5, 2024

Position Overview

Advanced Energy seeks to fulfill services under the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality’s State Energy Office, Weatherization Assistance Program, 5 Year Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL), Weatherization of Single-Family Units for North Carolina Regions 2, 3, and 4. 

The Weatherization Program Manager oversees and manages the BIL Weatherization program in these three NC regions and is responsible for supervising the rehabilitation and weatherization of homes. Ensures the work performed are in compliance with Federal, State and Agency regulations and guidelines pertaining to the Weatherization program.

Essential Functions

Program Management

  • Oversee Weatherization program implementation and high-level operations. Responsible for ensuring that the Weatherization program in all three regions is administered consistently and in accordance with local, state, and federal requirements. Develop protocols for the Weatherization program and direct their implementation in the three regions
  • Collaborate with the Fiscal Manager to develop, monitor and forecast the budget. Ensure responsible use of funds
  • Provide high level project planning and oversight, coordinate work plans, project goals, milestones, and deliverables
  • Identify and select vendors for use as program resources; maintain relationships and negotiate vendor agreements and manage contracts
  • Collaborate with the Fiscal Manager to provide oversight of program tracking and reporting 
  • Coordinate with the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality/State Energy Office, delivery team members, and industry partners to identify program challenges and opportunities for improvement
  • Responsible for general effectiveness, efficiency, and achievement of production goals by careful planning and coordinating of field work to achieve the general monthly and annual program goals and adherence to agency goals and policies

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

 

Eversource Energy RFP: MA DERMS and EV

Eversource


Posted April 5, 2024

Eversource (the Company) will be issuing a request for proposals (RFP) to solicit proposals from qualified Distributed Energy Resource Management System (DERMS) and Electric Vehicle (EV) Enrollment Services and Rebate Processing vendors to provide support and best-in-class Customer Experience for EV and Demand Management programs across Eversource territories.

Eversource is seeking solutions that can bring significant resources to the table, but most importantly, the best program reach and Customer experience in every Asset Type, including:

  • Electric vehicle telematics, chargers, and direct to driver
  • Smart thermostats,
  • Batteries, and
  • Load curtailment for large commercial and industrial customers.

The Company is looking for bidders that thoughtfully consider the Customer experience throughout the distinct phases of participation—from Customer marketing, acquisition, upfront incentive, and event participation through the payment experience during the off season.

The Company anticipates three-year contracts to provide services from 2025-2027. It is envisioned that contracts will be finalized in a timely manner so that program implementation can begin by the summer dispatch season, which starts June 1, 2025.

Eversource will be conducting this RFP through ARIBA, an e-sourcing platform. If you would like to express interest in this RFP, please email [email protected]. In ARIBA, you will find all the information necessary to navigate through the tool and respond to the RFP. The RFP timeline and assessment process is stated below:

RFP issued to Vendors: Wed, April 17, 2024
Bidder Pre-Bill Call: Wed, May 1, 2024
Deadline to Ask Questions via the ARIBA tool: Wed, May 1, 2024
Final Proposal Submission: Wed, May 22, 2024

Please note that all questions relating to this RFP must be submitted through the ARIBA Sourcing tool using the Messages function to ensure accurate information is provided to all project team members and suppliers, as well as to ensure process consistency. Eversource will ONLY provide information related to this RFP via the Message function. No other communication vehicles will be allowed.

 
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