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OtterTail Power Job Opportunity: Senior Product Manager

OtterTail Power


Posted March 8, 2024

We have an opening for a Senior Product Manager. Our company’s commitment is to environmental, economic, and community stewardship and we balance each decision we make with the impact it has on our friends and neighbors.

We’re proud to offer innovative products that meet the energy needs of our customers. To help us continue expanding our offerings, we’re in search of a product manager to lead the development of customer facing load management programs.

For this role, we prefer a bachelor’s degree (or equivalent) in product design or engineering, or 5 years of relevant experience. Requires knowledge of marketing principles, emerging customer technologies, energy markets, market research, and project management. Also requires knowledge of utility operations, including customer service operations, resource planning, and budgeting. Must be a self-starter, able to work alone and in large teams; have the ability to manage multiple projects - prioritization, planning and task delegation; execute and deliver results by influencing people and business teams.

Selected candidates will be required to complete a pre-interview assessment.

Successful applicant will develop and manage load management programs and strategies for the Company.  Drive the execution of all processes in the product lifecycle, including product and market research, competitor analysis, planning, positioning, requirements and roadmap development, and product launch. Research and understand emerging customer technologies and how they integrate with both energy markets and Company load management systems.

We offer a competitive wage and benefit package. Position is located in beautiful Fergus Falls, MN and offers hybrid work opportunities. We’ll accept applications through March 15, 2024.

CLICK HERE to read the full job description and apply.

 

EnergyHub and Toyota Collaborate to Support the Electrical Grid and Improve EV Ownership Experience

EnergyHub


Posted March 6, 2024

(New York) March 6th, 2024 – EnergyHub announces that they are collaborating with Toyota Motor North America (Toyota) to improve the electric vehicle (EV) ownership experience. A direct integration with EnergyHub’s platform enables Toyota and Lexus drivers to take advantage of certain utility programs designed to reduce the cost of charging for EV customers, while helping utilities ensure grid reliability and accelerate decarbonization.

Shifting EV charging load away from times of peak electricity demand helps keep the grid reliable and can enable utilities to defer infrastructure investments that would otherwise be needed to meet increased demand for electricity as transportation electrification accelerates. This helps keep rates low for all customers.

“Our collaboration with Toyota is a key milestone in EnergyHub’s effort to maximize customer choice through the largest ecosystem of EV OEM and electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE) partners,” said Matt Johnson, VP of Business Development at EnergyHub. “This integration accelerates our work to improve the overall EV ownership experience, while unlocking grid service value for our utility clients.”

Customers of utilities that partner with EnergyHub can access several types of EV programs, depending on what is available for their vehicles, including managed charging, vehicle-to-grid, EV-specific time-of-use rates, off-peak rebates, and EV data programs designed to support infrastructure planning. This allows EV owners to unlock rebates to offset the price of installing eligible EV charging equipment and incentives for shifting charging based on system-wide and localized grid constraints.

“Empowering our Toyota and Lexus EV customers with cost-effective energy solutions that reduce emissions and contribute to the grid underscores Toyota’s commitment to sustainable mobility,” said James George, General Manager, EV Charging Solutions at Toyota. “Our collaboration with EnergyHub is an important step forward in enabling an exceptional customer experience within a home energy ecosystem.”

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ev.energy Group Integrates Rolling Energy Resources Under US Operations, Enhancing its EV Charging Optimization Platform

ev energy


Posted March 5, 2024

LONDON UK, 05 MARCH 2024: ev.energy, the leading provider of smart charging solutions for electric vehicles (EVs) announced today the integration of Rolling Energy Resources (RER) under its US operating arm.

The deal, closed February 2024, expands ev.energy’s growing ecosystem of transport and energy partners, advancing its critical role in making EV charging cheaper for drivers while optimising the power system. The transaction follows ev.energy’s recent announcement of $41m awarded by the California Energy Commission to scale incentive-based EV programs in the region.

The integration marks a significant milestone in both the companies' mission to revolutionise EV charging and support grid stability. Combining RER's deep expertise in customer EV program design and evaluation with ev.energy’s world-leading driver experience, they deliver unparalleled value through a unique platform and services for their growing list of utilities, vehicle OEMs, charger manufacturers and drivers worldwide.

Nick Woolley, Founder and CEO of ev.energy, noted, "We are thrilled to welcome Rolling Energy Resources into the ev.energy Group. Together, I’m convinced we can deliver more value to the transport and energy sectors than either of us could do apart. I’m particularly excited to collaborate with Scott, his team and their partners to deliver a lasting positive impact on the planet as a new combined company.”

Rolling Energy Resources (RER) collaborates with utility partners throughout North America, including Duke Energy, Eversource, and  PSEG, to implement a diverse range of managed charging programs. The combination of deep expertise and recognized thought leadership from both RER and ev.energy teams will accelerate solutions for the rapidly developing market.

"In aligning with the exceptional team at ev.energy, we enhance our ability to rapidly optimize the grid of today and tomorrow through innovative EV charging strategies, while delivering cost savings for EV drivers and a significant reduction in vehicle environmental impact," states Scott Dimetrosky, CEO of Rolling Energy Resources. Dimetrosky also commented "This positions us as the leading organization in North America and Europe to guide utilities, consumers, and businesses in navigating the future of transportation."

For more information about ev.energy and its suite of smart charging solutions, visit ev.energy/business.

CLICK HERE to read the full press release.

 

Michaels Energy Job Opportunity: Proposal Manager

Michaels Energy


Posted March 4, 2024

What is the role?
Michaels Energy is seeking a Proposal Manager with experience in proposal preparation and writing along with a passion for energy efficiency. The Proposal Manager oversees all aspects of proposal delivery including RFP discovery and review, leading Go/No-Go internal meetings, coordinating partners/sub-contractors, crafting and editing proposal content, managing deadlines, and driving the proposal process through submission. This position must coordinate with the talent and resources of multiple departments to ensure a quality proposal is delivered on time.  We are looking for someone with strong organizational and communication skills who will thrive in a team environment and will exemplify our core values.  

  • Proposal Management
    • Review requests for proposals (RFPs) to understand the scope of work and requirements.
    • Collaborate with internal stakeholders to complete a go/no go analysis and establish proposal win points.
    • Assemble a proposal team to develop a production schedule and delegate tasks.
    • Oversee proposal process and ensure proposal team (including external sub-contractors/partners) is meeting assigned deadlines.
    • Submit intent to bid, questions, final proposal, and all supplemental documents by RFP deadlines.
    • Review/edit all components of the proposal to the specifications of the client.
    • Coordinate post-proposal activities including best-and-final interviews and debriefs for losses.
    • Run weekly proposal meetings to provide updates on active proposals, wins/losses, and RFPs for consideration.
    • Monthly reporting on proposals submitted, won, and lost.
  • Content Development
    • Write key components of the proposal such as the executive summary, company qualifications, and staff bios.
    • Create graphs, tables, and graphics,, in partnership with the Marketing team, to develop an eye-catching, easy to comprehend, and compelling proposal.
    • Collaborate with internal Subject Matter Experts and proposal writers to create technical content and strategies for each proposal.
    • Edit all documents for readability, consistency, branding, grammar, and styling.

CLICK HERE to read the job description and to apply.

 

Virtual Peaker Advances Demand Flexibility with Enhanced DERMS Capabilities

Virtual Peaker

Introducing Sophisticated, Hierarchical Grouping Structures to Unlock Localized Dispatch and Broader DER Value  

Posted February 26, 2024

February 26, 2024; Louisville, KY – Virtual Peaker, a cloud-based SaaS company empowering modern utilities with the friendliest distributed energy platform on the planet, today introduced sophisticated, advanced grouping capabilities to unlock localized dispatch and stack DER value to enhance and streamline its end-to-end distributed energy resource management system (DERMS), Shift, at the DistribuTECH International conference, February 26–29 in Orlando, FL. 

The latest Shift DERMS feature transforms load shifting by enabling utilities to align distributed energy resources (DERs) more effectively with grid requirements. This new advanced, hierarchical grouping structure will allow a much friendlier and more flexible dispatch experience to meet a range of different utility client needs. 

The new feature is ideal for multiple utility teams and types: 

  • DER program managers – maximize efficiency and effectiveness with a more flexible way to group and call DER events. Value stack DER device types across different programs.
  • Grid operations and planning staff – manage distribution constraints with the ability to design and execute DR events tailored to align seamlessly with utility feeder and distribution structures.
  • Generation and transmission co-ops and joint action agencies – achieve more flexible and localized dispatch capabilities by operating across companies and programs in the same Shift DERMS platform.

“Utilities are navigating a more complex grid every day. With increased distribution constraints, like the influx of transportation electrification, utilities need ways to unlock further DER value and support multiple use cases by value stacking,” said Dr. William (Bill) Burke, Founder and CEO of Virtual Peaker. “For the first time, this new DERMS suite feature gives utilities the power to do just that. Now they can seamlessly unlock and deploy all DER assets across their footprint—utilizing the energy when and where they need it most.” 

CLICK HERE to read the full press release.

 
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