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Puget Sound Energy Job Opportunity: Supervisor Customer Energy Management (Demand Response)

Puget Sound Energy


Posted February 19, 2024

Job Description
Supervises the Customer Energy Management Demand Response (DR) team and third party contractors and consultants in delivering tariffed residential and commercial and industrial DR programs. Key responsibilities include oversight of DR offerings; program planning and budgeting; contract negotiation and management; coordination of regulatory compliance activities including evaluation, measurement and verification (EM&V) and reporting of program results; employee development and customer service.

Upholds the safety compliance standards inherent in PSE’s operating and/or field procedures related to work responsibilities. Promotes and supports a culture of total safety.

Demonstrates commitment to conduct business honestly, ethically and consistent with our core values and Code of Conduct. Ensures duties are performed in accordance with all regulatory compliance obligations.

Job Responsibilities

  • Employee Safety, Development & Team Building - Provides employees with coaching, feedback, and developmental opportunities and building effective teams:.
  • Encourages a positive culture through empowerment, accountability, creativity, and trust.
  • Leads appropriate program planning teams to develop a successful portfolio of customer energy management programs and services.
  • Accountable for market analysis, product design, budget, program goals, deployment, and operations of services conducted by a team of energy professionals.
  • Advances diversity, equity, and inclusion efforts, including the equitable design and delivery of programs.
  • Monitors service metrics and works with the team to ensure adjustments are being made as necessary to achieve desired results.
  • Provides regular reports on program achievements and updates, including those for regulatory filings.
  • Supports complex customer intake requests. Handles escalated customer issues.
  • Collaborates with both PSE internal departments and vendors to resolve the root cause of an issue and to deliver an excellent customer experience.
  • Facilitates solutions to unique problems by leveraging employees’ technical skills, and providing guidance with regards to PSE’s business initiatives.
  • Assignments involve a substantial degree of complexity, with many interrelated elements, requiring considerations not previously encountered.
  • Works closely with peer leaders across the company to ensure alignment of program design and activities such as program eligibility, customer service, training, and communications.
  • Negotiates contracts, manages relationships, and reviews the work of program delivery vendors.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

CLICK HERE to read the full job description and apply.

 

Berkeley Lab Job Opportunity: Energy/Environmental Policy Researcher

Berkeley Labs


Posted February 9, 2024

Position Overview: As an Energy Policy Researcher, you will be a key player in the EMP Department which conducts technical, economic, and policy analysis, and provides technical support to a broad range of stakeholders. The role involves leading quantitative and qualitative research efforts, managing projects, and engaging with stakeholders. The position will focus on the energy services company (ESCO) research area, with potential involvement in Strategic Energy Management and other demand-side management/distributed energy resources program and policy topics.

Responsibilities:

Level 2 Policy Researcher:

  • Contribute significantly to Berkeley Lab’s ESCO industry research, supporting the U.S. Department of Energy's goals.
  • Develop and conduct policy-relevant research projects, including analyses of ESCO project trends, market studies, and ad hoc data analyses.
  • Identify and define research needs, contribute to funding proposals, and present research results in webinars and at conferences.
  • Manage project budgets, schedules, tasks, and deliverables, working with internal and external teams, including researchers, subject matter experts and the development team of the eProject Builder (ePB)/eProject eXpress web-based energy project tracking and reporting system.
  • Foster partnerships and collaborations with industry stakeholders.

Level 3 Policy Researcher, in addition to the above:

  • Lead Berkeley Lab’s ESCO industry research and related technical support projects.
  • Identify research needs, develop funding proposals, and procure project funding from primary and non-DOE funders.
  • Lead internal and contractor project teams, lead research, author technical reports and journal articles, provide oversight, and ensure high-quality, timely results
  • Direct the development of complex technical concepts, methods, and research.
  • Foster partnerships with a broad range of industry stakeholders and make significant contributions to nationwide working groups.

Required Skills and Qualifications:

For Level 2:

  • Bachelor’s Degree (or equivalent knowledge) in Energy & Resources, Public Policy, Economics, Business Administration, City & Regional Planning, Environmental Studies, Engineering, or a related discipline.
  • Minimum of 5 years of relevant experience with increasing responsibility in program/project administration and research, or an equivalent combination of education and experience.
  • Experience related to the U.S. ESCO industry, electric utility demand-side management programs and policies, distributed energy resources programs and policies and/or electric utility regulation.
  • Strong project management, communication and analytical skills.
  • Experience with stakeholder engagement.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

For Level 3 (in addition to Level 2 requirements):

  • Minimum of 8 years of relevant experience with increasing responsibility.
  • Demonstrated leadership experience managing interactions with clients/funders and fostering partnerships with public agencies, industry organizations and other stakeholders.
  • Demonstrated ability to develop, lead, complete and present research.
  • Demonstrated ability to lead complex projects and teams effectively.

Desired Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree in relevant discipline.
  • Familiarity with the ESCO industry and energy savings performance contracting.
  • Experience with data analysis software (e.g., R, Python, Stata).

For full consideration, please apply by February 25, 2024.

CLICK HERE to read the full job description and apply.

 

Poudre Valley Electric Association Job Opportunity: Energy Resources Specialist

Poudre Valley REA


Posted February 8, 2024

Poudre Valley Rural Electric Association is seeking a Energy Resources Specialist who wants an exciting work atmosphere and to be a part of a team dedicated to exceptional service.

The Energy Resources Specialist’s primary purpose is to provide exceptional member service by offering expertise and solutions to assist members in meeting their electric energy goals. This position will advise members on services relating to energy use such as but not limited to, energy conservation and efficiency, net metering, community solar, microgrid, energy storage, demand response, on-bill repayment beneficial electrification and other programs and services. Under the guidance of the Energy Resources Director, this position helps drive the success of both existing and new member-facing offerings focused on managing electric energy use.

Key Responsibilities

  • Serve as a trusted Energy Advisor for members inquiring about distributed energy resources and rate options, including individual consultations through the phone, email and in person.
  • Educate members on the efficient use of electricity, including conservation, efficiency, and beneficial electrification.
  • Assist members with processing and evaluating applications for rebates, DER programs and net metering.
  • Verify all distribution generation interconnections follow PVREA interconnection and tariff rates Conduct energy assessments for residential and selected commercial members.
  • Administer the ongoing implementation and operation of selected energy efficiency, demand response products, net metering, pilot programs and services, including rebate reconciliation
  • Assist with commercial scale DER project development and implementation including microgrids and batteries.

CLICK HERE to read the full job description and apply.

 

 

Ava Community Energy Job Opportunity: Distributed Energy Resource Associate

Ava Community


Posted February 2, 2024

Position Summary
Ava is seeking to hire a full-time Distributed Energy Resources (DERs) Associate, focused on DERs reporting to the Sr. Manager of Programs. Ava is looking for candidates who support the deployment of DERs as well as their coordinated management via distributed energy management software (DERMS) to make the best use of local, renewable energy. This is an exciting opportunity to increase local renewable energy use, improve energy resilience, and reduce greenhouse gas emissions.

Position Details
Essential Duties and Responsibilities

The Distributed Energy Resources Associate will engage with programs that maximize the benefit from local renewable energy generation in two primary program areas: 1) operationalize Ava’s DERMS to optimally manage local, renewable DERs to benefit Ava customers and 2) incentivize the adoption of solar and storage in Ava’s service. Key tasks for these areas include:

  • Manage and collaborate with Ava’s DERMS provider to ensure that DERMS operations result in the greatest benefit for Ava customers through activities such as:

  • Develop timelines, manage deliverables, and coordinate execution with internal and external stakeholders, such as in the following ways:

  • Draft Requests for Proposals (RFPs) for third-party vendor services that support the implementation of programs, with collaboration with Programs and other relevant Ava teams; propose and seek input on RFP objectives and evaluation criteria; manage vendor RFP response and contracting

  • Manage third-party vendor contracts, ensuring tasks and deliverables are met on budget, evaluate vendor effectiveness and quality of work, and vocalize the need for corrective actions when needed

  • Document and disseminate program results to external stakeholders through reports, presentations, conferences, and meetings  

  • Draft Board memos and resolutions 

  • Provide input to program budgets 

  • Other duties as required

CLICK HERE to read the full job description and apply.

 

 

LUMIN’S SMART ELECTRICAL PANEL SELECTED BY SUNNOVA TO SUPERCHARGE ITS SOLAR AND STORAGE OFFERING

Lumin

Lumin Smart Panel integration provides Sunnova Adaptive Home™ customers with whole-home backup, extended battery life, and energy savings through intelligent load management.

Posted January 30, 2024

CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va.--(BUSINESS WIRE) - Lumin, the pioneer and leading provider of responsive energy management solutions, today announced a collaboration with Sunnova Energy International, Inc. (“Sunnova”) (NYSE: NOVA), an adaptive energy services company, to integrate the Lumin Smart Panel and its intelligent energy management platform into the Sunnova Adaptive Home™ offering. The Lumin Smart Panel will be available to tens of thousands of homeowners through Sunnova’s extensive dealer network starting in Q1 2024. The Lumin Smart Panel will also be installed in Sunnova’s new Adaptive Technology Center (ATC), which is comprised of state-of-the-art energy testing and integration technologies, opening in Q1 2024.

The Sunnova Adaptive Home™ combines solar power, battery storage, and smart energy management to make clean energy even more affordable, reliable, and resilient. By integrating the Lumin Smart Panel into the Adaptive Home offering and its energy management software into the Sunnova app, Sunnova provides its customers with superior comfort, insight, and control over their energy usage.

Lumin’s Control What MattersTM load management approach and hardware-agnostic platform provide the Sunnova Adaptive Home™ with a scalable and highly cost-effective tool for advancing home electrification. While typical home battery systems are limited to backing up only a few circuits, Adaptive Homes powered by Lumin Smart panels provide homeowners access to all circuits through responsive load management, enabling and extending whole-home backup. By dynamically managing loads to stay below the customer’s power threshold, the Lumin Smart Panel gives homeowners access to the circuits that matter to them. It enables longer battery life during a power outage and intelligently responds to user preferences and environmental conditions. Features include setting circuit schedules and limits based on time-of-use rates, net metering policies, and demand charges to optimize energy use and save homeowners money on utility bills.

“Lumin’s smart energy management platform is a well-designed combination of performance, compatibility, and affordability that aligns with Sunnova’s commitment to powering energy independence,” said Michael Grasso, Chief Revenue Officer at Sunnova. “Integrating Lumin into our Sunnova Adaptive Home™ offering expands the options for consumers and dealers to ensure energy goals are achieved in the home. We look forward to growing our collaboration to deliver the highest-value home energy experience to our customers.”

CLICK HERE to read the full press release.

 

 
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