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Siemens and EnergyHub Join Forces for Next Generation DER Management


Posted February 9, 2023

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Tantalus Tantalus Releases Results of its Inaugural Utility of the Future Survey


Utilities cite the impact of electric vehicles on the grid, new and potential government regulations and economic volatility as highest levels of concerns

Posted February 6, 2023

BURNABY, BC – February 6, 2023 –– Smart grid technology leader Tantalus Systems (TSX: GRID) today announced the findings of its inaugural Utility of the Future Survey. The survey asked utilities about their concerns and priorities, including what they feel most and least prepared for, as well as how important it is for them to modernize and digitize their grid.

Based on the results from the survey, utilities are most concerned about the impact electric vehicles (EVs) will have on the reliability of the distribution grid, regulatory requirements to decarbonize their systems and the current state of the economy in the United States. Utilities are also concerned with cybersecurity threats, hiring and retaining staff, the increasing number of extreme weather events and planning for future technology innovations.

Relative to these concerns, the survey found that utilities are least prepared to address the expected impact EVs will have on grid reliability as adoption rates accelerate, new regulations tied to decarbonization and conservation and how the state of the U.S. economy is impacting their communities. Utilities are also struggling to prepare for increasing staff attrition rates as many employees reach retirement and integrating an increasing number of rooftop solar installations across their service territories.

In order to prepare for and address these concerns, a significant majority of utilities are seeking to modernize their electric distribution grids, with 94% of respondents confirming that grid modernization is a high or mid-level priority and only 6% saying modernization is a low priority. Further, only 11% of utilities have already taken the necessary steps to modernize their grid or feel prepared today to modernize and digitize their distribution grid.

“We pride ourselves on building a robust and collaborative user community of utilities and are pleased to share insights into the growing list of challenges that are confronting the electric utility industry,” said Pete Londa, Tantalus President and CEO. “Our purpose is to help build sustainable utilities for the future and we are prioritizing our efforts to deliver solutions that specifically address the concerns expressed in this survey with the goal of improving utilities’ preparedness to support their communities.”

The online survey was fielded between October 24 and December 16, 2022 and gathered 116 responses from Tantalus’ customers across North America. The survey evaluated the respondents’ level of concern with respect to several issues relative to the utility’s preparedness to address those issues.

To learn more about how Tantalus can help utilities tackle their largest challenges today while helping them prepare for the uncertain future, please check our website at or contact us at [email protected]. For a full copy of the survey results, click here.

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Advanced Energy Job Opportunity: Administrative Assistant III

Advanced Energy

Posted February 6, 2023

Job Description

North Carolina Advanced Energy Corporation (Advanced Energy) is a nonprofit energy consulting firm headquartered on NC State University’s Centennial Campus in Raleigh, NC. We strive to ensure that energy is clean, affordable, reliable, efficient and safe for all people. We work with electric utilities; state, federal and local governments; manufacturers and a variety of public and private partners in five markets: residential, commercial and industrial, motors and drives, renewables and electric transportation.

At Advanced Energy, we know that our organization thrives only when our employees are valued and supported. You will be aided in your career goals and be put in a position to excel. You’ll work on teams that promote idea sharing and challenge you to learn and expand your expertise. You’ll also be encouraged to seek work-life balance, with flexible hybrid schedules and an array of leave options so you can spend time with family and pursue personal interests.

We are also committed to fostering, cultivating and preserving a culture of diversity and inclusion. Our staff is the most valuable resource we have, and we appreciate that our employees come from varied backgrounds, cultures and experiences. By providing a supportive and respectful environment that promotes creativity and collaboration, Advanced Energy makes a lasting, positive difference in all of the work we do.

Benefits – Visit our website for more information and a full list of employee benefits –

Position Overview

Coordinate and perform administrative support activities for assigned business unit(s) and/or team(s).

Essential Functions

Administrative Support

  • Perform front office duties including welcoming visitors, answering multi-line telephone, providing information to callers and/or routing to other personnel and mail distribution. Will rotate regularly as receptionist as well as providing backup coverage during absences
  • Maintain calendars and scheduling for business units and teams
  • Create, update and maintain documents, reports and files (including presentations, graphs, spreadsheets, mailing lists, etc.) using MS Office software
  • Perform data entry into applicable databases
  • Coordinate staff travel and lodging
  • Respond to customer, supplier, vendor and public inquiries
  • Troubleshoot and remedy office equipment issues and provide support to staff
  • Transcribe minutes during meetings
  • Provide back-up support for other administrative assistants as needed
  • Assist with accounting processes such as processing credit card reconciliations and logging deposits
  • Prepare check requests for payments
  • Maintain and operate billing processes for teams to submit to accounting for invoicing 
  • Assist with data collection, preparation and reporting
  • Prepare and disseminate surveys to internal staff and/or external clients and compile information
  • Recommend and coordinate vendors supplying AE with products or services such as coffee, office supplies, beverages, etc. 
  • Assist with facility management by coordinating with cleaning crew, landlord or other relevant parties to address concerns
  • Provide USPS and FedEx shipping support
  • Mentor and provide training for junior administrative staff
  • Provide Human Resources administrative support as needed

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Tantalus Completes Alpha Testing of TRUSense™ Gateway


Next-generation offering gives utilities new levels of reliability and resilience with data visibility behind the meter

Posted March 7, 2023

BURNABY, BC – March 7, 2023 – Smart grid technology leader Tantalus Systems (TSX: GRID) (“Tantalus” or the “Company”) today announced the successful completion of alpha testing for the Company’s new TRUSense Gateway, a next-generation offering that accelerates the benefits of distributed intelligence by accessing and analyzing data from behind the meter to improve resiliency and reliability and enables utilities to solve the broadband divide by leveraging fiber deployments.

Leveraging the capabilities of the technology acquired in our purchase of Congruitive last year, Tantalus developed the TRUSense Gateway to serve as a multi-purpose socket-based device that delivers secure and interoperable integration of behind-the-meter distributed energy resources (“DERs”) onto the distribution system. Coupled with the high-resolution measurement of power delivery, transient power events and local conditions such as sags, swells, outages and phase information, utilities will be able to pinpoint vulnerable distribution equipment such as transformers, understand the true impact of electric vehicles (“EVs”) and other DERs on the distribution grid, build robust demand-side flexibility programs and mitigate the frequency and duration of power outages. In conjunction with expanding cybersecurity requirements, the TRUSense Gateway is a highly secure platform leveraging cutting edge VPN technologies, secure boot, encryption of all data at rest, security-enhanced Linux and multiple firewalls that segregates data from behind-the-meter devices from utility operational data.

This solution comes at a time when many utilities report that they are massively under-prepared to deal with the accelerating adoption of EVs, rooftop solar and other devices. Tantalus’ inaugural Utility of the Future study, released last month, revealed that 69% of North American utilities surveyed reported being only a little or not at all prepared for the impact of EVs on their distribution grids. That same study showed that modernizing and digitizing the distribution grid—which includes access to interoperable data from behind the meter—was a high priority for 50% of utilities, and a mid-level priority for 43% of those surveyed.

“Completing the alpha testing of the TRUSense Gateway marks a critical milestone towards the commercialization of the TRUSense Gateway at a time when utilities are witnessing a true inflection point for the grid,” said Tantalus President and CEO Peter Londa. “Utilities are in dire need of a solution that will allow them to analyze and integrate data from EV chargers and inverters located behind the meter directly into mission-critical systems. Similarly, electric cooperative and public power utilities are being called upon to solve the broadband divide by leveraging fiber deployments to ensure equal access to the internet across the country. By providing these capabilities, our TRUSense Gateway solution allows utilities to achieve new levels of resilience and reliability today while accelerating their goal of becoming a utility of the future.”

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Idaho Power RFP: Bring Your Own Thermostat (BYOT) ProgramIdaho Power

Contact: Akoni Hinojosa – [email protected]

Posted February 2, 2023

IPC is seeking proposals from vendors in the demand response industry to add a BYOT option to IPC’s existing residential AC Cool Credit program. IPC’s preference would be to receive proposals containing optional levels of service and costs from which to choose, ranging from minimal required services (listed below) to a full turnkey solution. The primary focus is on a residential customer solution, however IPC would also welcome proposals related to a small commercial customer BYOT solution. While open to all proposals, IPC is most interested in a program where IPC would manage customer marketing, enrollment and incentive distribution, and the successful partner/vendor would manage verification of thermostat participation reporting and the communication to thermostats during events.

Idaho Power utilizes Zycus Supplier Network (ZSN) to manage our supplier base and to share e-sourcing events, so in order for you to receive the RFP upon its release, you will need you to register in our ZSN instance.

To create your account on ZSN use the following link:

Please remember to click the “Save & Submit” button to complete the registration process.

  • Please register promptly so IPC may add you to the bid event.
  • If your company already has an account with Zycus, you will still need to use the link above to register for Idaho Power’s instance on Zycus.

If you are not the correct individual within your organization to complete the corporate profile set-up, please forward this email to the appropriate person. The initial registration requires basic information, such as name, address, and email. Once the profile is started, additional contacts may be added. Be sure to update your time zone and date format as the default settings may not match your needs.

If you experience technical issues, please contact Zycus at [email protected]. There are also help videos and a Help link on the ZSN registration page.

Once logged in to ZSN, there are additional Help Videos available. If you have completed your registration and need help updating your profile, please contact Idaho Power’s ZYN support at: [email protected].

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