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Opus One Solutions Announces Additions to the Leadership Team: Primed for Global Growth and Scale


Toronto, Ontario – February 18, 2021. Canadian, Global Cleantech 100 company, Opus One Solutions, has experienced rapid growth with its energy transition software, GridOS®, and is now a leading provider of grid analytics, distribution energy management and transactive energy/flexibility markets.

Utilities worldwide are increasingly relying on Opus One Solutions software to navigate the energy transition and the platform that enables grid modernization to realize and scale their strategies. Opus One’s appointments to the leadership team will better serve its growing global customer base to deliver innovative and cost-effective solutions that leads to a decarbonized energy future.

The company announces three new additions to the leadership team: Chief Operating Officer Kimberly Helm, Chief Finance Officer Bruce Toner and Vice President of Product Management Brian MacDonald. These leaders have joined Opus One Solutions existing leadership team, Joshua Wong, President & CEO, Hari Suthan, Chief Strategic Growth Officer & Head of Global Sales and Charles Chan, Vice President of Software Development.

In the last few years, Opus One has focused on significant international expansion and plans to further that growth with additional key account partnerships. The new additions to the leadership team will collectively address the global market to better serve Opus One’s customers, providing innovative approaches to planning, system and market operations and help address new regulations and public policy.

“In order to reach global decarbonization goals, we’re going to need to aggressively electrify transportation, buildings and homes,” said Sameer Reddy Chair of the Board at Opus One Solutions. “None of that will be possible without fundamentally reimagining the way we plan for the distribution system and Opus One’s GridOS platform will be central to enabling that future. I’m thrilled to see the company adding several key operational leaders to an already incredible team to further the company’s mission to create a more resilient and intelligent power grid.”

CLICK HERE to read the full press release.

San Diego Gas & Electric Company Issues RFI for Demand Response Management System


San Diego Gas & Electric Company (“Company”) invites your company to submit a response in accordance with the requirements outlined in the Request for Information (“RFI”) for the Demand Response Management System (“DRMS”) project.

The RFI will open Thursday, February 18, 2021 at 3:00 pm PST.

There will be no question and answer forum as part of this RFI. All RFI final responses will be due by Thursday, March 4, 2021 at 3:00 pm PST. All documents pertaining to the RFI, including instructions for completing and submitting your response, will be uploaded to the PowerAdvocate application at You will receive a PowerAdvocate system generated email no later than Tuesday February 16, 2021 3:00 pm PST, containing a link and instructions for registration to access the RFI documents. Please provide alternate contact information if you will not be the main point of contact for this RFI.

During the RFI period, ALL correspondences should be sent to me via the messaging in PowerAdvocate unless authorized differently by an approved representative of the Company. Do not contact any Company employee in regards to this RFI subject matter.


Austin Energy Job Opportunity - Consulting Engineer

Austin Energy

Austin Energy’s Energy Efficiency Services is responsible for delivering Demand Side Management programs for all market sectors. This position will lead the design and delivery of energy efficiency and demand response services for customers, with a focus on growing our demand response programs. This includes assisting in the development and deployment strategy around Distributed Energy Resources (DER) for Austin Energy. This person will also lead engineering and analysis efforts to ensure program incentives and energy savings are accurate and reflect the latest available technologies and market opportunities that can benefit Austin Energy and its customers. The position will require some field work which may include the use of ladders and other mobile devices. Work hours (to be coordinated with the supervisor) are to start between 7 and 9am.

Duties will include:

    Design and deliver energy efficiency and demand response incentives and services for commercial, residential, and multifamily customers
  • Develop comprehensive offerings based on market sectors and even market verticals. Present engineering and energy analysis to customers interested in energy efficiency and demand response.
  • Analyze data to accurately estimate customer bill savings for energy efficiency and demand response projects as well as calculate demand side savings for commercial and multifamily properties
  • Lead program evaluation and engineering analysis to support the development of new and revised program offerings, updated technical guidelines, program processes, or program policies.  
  • Lead technical engagement with key internal and external stakeholder groups, including: community and business groups; installation contractors; technology or equipment manufacturers and distributors; local engineering and design firms.

CLICK HERE to view the position details.


New Evaluation Report Proves ecobee Smart Thermostats Save - Even During a Global Pandemic


As we continue to spend more time at home, residential energy demand has increased dramatically. A recent study shows American household energy sales increased by 8% in 2020, and in some states this increase was as high as 21%. This puts pressure on the electric grid and has forced governments to implement temporary relief programs that help keep power bills down. But consumers need long-term solutions to help save energy, as working from home arrangements will extend well beyond 2021.

Fortunately, new research demonstrates that smart thermostats are a vital tool, providing consistent savings—pandemic or not. Comparing data gathered between June and August 2020 with summer 2019 data, a new measurement and verification report by Demand Side Analytics shows that ecobee smart thermostats are keeping up with changes in consumption patterns and continuing to deliver savings.

Despite changes to routines, the study found that eco+, a free built-in optimization platform on ecobee smart thermostats, still delivered persistent incremental savings across North America in summer 2019 and summer 2020. Demand response program impacts were also relatively consistent at 1 kW per device across both summers.

CLICK HERE to view the full press release.


Smart Energy Consumer Collaborative - CEO Search


The Smart Energy Consumer Collaborative (SECC) begins its national search for its next president and chief executive officer, following Patty Durand’s decision to step down after 10 years as the organization’s first and only president.

Since being appointed president by SECC’s Board of Directors in 2011, Durand has grown the organization from an idea on paper to an international nonprofit with over 160 members. Under her leadership, SECC has come to represent the voice of the consumer in an ever-changing energy industry through timely industry research, case studies and educational resources.

SECC’s Board of Directors has engaged in a nationwide search for the organization’s next president and will find someone who will build upon Durand’s successful tenure and lead SECC into its next stage of growth. Interested applicants can view the position details linked below, and we ask SECC’s members to share this leadership opening with their networks.

“On behalf of all SECC’s members, I would like to thank Patty for her leadership over the years,” said Lincoln Wood, Electrification Policy Manager at Southern Company and SECC’s current Board Chairman. “SECC is looking for a leader who’s passionate about the needs of today’s energy consumers, and we look forward to hiring a candidate who will be eager to take the organization to new heights.”

CLICK HERE to view the position details.

CLICK HERE to read the press release.

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