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NV Energy to Deliver New Energy Savings to its Small Business Customers Through Partnership with EncycleEncycle

Commercial customers now have access to Encycle's Swarm Logic® HVAC energy management technology as part of PowerShift by NV Energy.

SAN MARCOS, Calif., October 26, 2021
 – 
Encycle Corporation, a software technology company focused on helping commercial and industrial customers dramatically improve the efficiency of their HVAC systems and energy efficiency programs using IoT-enabled services, announces that its Swarm Logic® HVAC energy-saving technology for demand side energy management and energy efficiency optimization has been added to NV Energy's PowerShift offering for its business customers.

Encycle's Swarm Logic®  software will be integrated into commercial connected thermostats offered by NV Energy under its PowerShift portfolio for business customers with 6 or more thermostats. As part of the offering, customers receive a free thermostat that is compatible with Swarm Logic technology to help lower their heating and cooling costs.

Adding Swarm Logic to the commercial thermostat PowerShift service follows an evaluation in 2020, which demonstrated the unique technology could help participating customers achieve as much as a 12% reduction in HVAC electric consumption.

CLICK HERE to read the full press release.

 

With Carin ERA acquisition, E Source now has deep battery storage expertiseE Source


We’re pleased to announce the acquisition of Cairn ERA, a global market intelligence and consulting firm specializing in battery storage. Cairn ERA serves clients throughout the battery and energy supply chain, including electric utilities, energy developers, and international corporations.

“Cairn ERA, a leader in battery technology information, helps early adopters make good, data-driven decisions,” says E Source CEO Ted Schultz. “We’re staying on the forefront of this movement by expanding the relationship with Cairn ERA’s existing client base and bringing that team’s expertise and practical experience to our clients. We aim to accelerate the adoption of this game-changing technology.”

Cairn ERA is our sixth acquisition in the past 24 months. It represents continued efforts to create a broad offering of customer-first and technology-driven solutions to help utilities and cities effectively manage the customer and infrastructure sides of their business reliably, efficiently, safely, and sustainably.

“Joining E Source and serving the utility space feels like coming home,” says Sam Jaffe, CEO of Cairn ERA. “Renewables are disrupting the utility model, and batteries are part of the solution. With the combined strength of E Source and Cairn ERA, we can unlock the ability for utilities to cut out the intermediary and lead in a way that was not historically possible.”

During a live, one-hour E Source webinar on December 9, Battery market forecast to 2030, Jaffe will share his insights on the battery market and outline the possibilities for utilities. Register today to attend this exciting event.

“Utilities and cities are hungry for analytics, expert guidance, and precise information related to this quickly evolving area,” says Rob Langley, managing partner of Align Capital Partners, which owns E Source. “It’s incredibly exciting that E Source can now offer a data-intensive solution for the dynamic battery industry.”

CLICK HERE to read the press release.

 

Encycle and Enersponse Announce Partnership to Provide Specialized Demand Management (DM) Solutions for RetailersEncycle


SAN MARCOS, Calif., October 20, 2021 – Encycle Corporation, a software technology company focused on helping commercial and industrial customers dramatically improve the efficiency of their HVAC systems and energy efficiency programs using IoT-enabled services, is pleased to announce a technology partnership with Enersponse, an energy resource management leader that works with power suppliers across the nation to support grid sustainability and decarbonization. Its highly sophisticated platform matches clients with available distributed energy resource (DER) programs and leverages intelligent automation to imperceptibly throttle client energy usage to their pre-set specification.

The partnership will bring each company’s unique technology offerings together as a cohesive approach to reducing HVAC energy consumption without compromising comfort for retail customers or employees. Both partner companies have demonstrated veritable energy-saving capabilities across multiple commercial and industrial markets:

  • Encycle’s Swarm Logic® technology is a proven, multi-patented energy management solution that has been successfully deployed at an enterprise level at over 1,000 sites with 10,000 rooftop units (RTUs).
  • Typical Encycle customers save 10% to 30% on HVAC energy consumption, spend, and emissions with results verified by independent third-party reviews, affirming why the Energy-as-a-Service (EaaS) model is becoming a prescriptive measure in various utility districts.
  • Enersponse has enabled participation in utility programs for over 7,000 commercial sites to which they provide millions of dollars of incentives each year.
  • Enersponse has avoided over 5,000,000 lbs of CO2 emissions this year and saved almost 6,000 MWh of energy consumption.

CLICK HERE to read the full press release.

 

Advanced Energy Job Opportunity: Co-Op Student (Summer 2022)Advanced Energy


Advanced Energy is a non-profit planning, technical and engineering services firm whose vision is 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 wide variety of public and private partners. We offer program design and implementation, consulting, training, testing and research to provide market-based energy-related solutions for our five markets: residential, commercial and industrial, motors and drives, solar and electric transportation.

Position Overview

Provides basic engineering services in the energy field to utilities, industrial customers, commercial customers, institutions, federal and state agencies, and other customers. The Motors and Drives Co-Op position is entry level and requires proficient skills in areas that use engineering judgement. Work products or processes will always have oversight from engineer or field technologist.

Essential Functions

Engineering Support

  • Provide hands on assistance in laboratory setting utilizing various hand tools and power tools.
  • Support product testing and safely operate laboratory dynamometers.
  • Schedule laboratory testing based on incoming shipments and coordinate outgoing shipments including proper packaging.
  • Support facility reviews and studies or site assessments to locate opportunities for improvements in productivity, quality and efficiency.
  • Adjust desk heights and rearrange office furniture.
  • Support quality control, recommend solutions, define and interpret the importance of the implementation of corrective measures.
  • Support design reviews including load calculations, energy performance analysis or design documentation.
  • Provide hands on assistance in deploying new technologies in the field.
  • Assist in coordinating applied research studies on a national basis, consulting with other organizations and experts.
  • Acquire data from field/lab instruments and process into useful information.

CLICK HERE to read the full job opportunity or to apply.

 

Advanced Energy Job Opportunity: Co-Op Student (Spring 2022)Advanced Energy


Advanced Energy is a non-profit planning, technical and engineering services firm whose vision is 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 wide variety of public and private partners. We offer program design and implementation, consulting, training, testing and research to provide market-based energy-related solutions for our five markets: residential, commercial and industrial, motors and drives, solar and electric transportation.

Position Overview

Provides basic engineering services in the energy field to utilities, industrial customers, commercial customers, institutions, federal and state agencies, and other customers. The Motors and Drives Co-Op position is entry level and requires proficient skills in areas that use engineering judgement. Work products or processes will always have oversight from engineer or field technologist.

Essential Functions

Engineering Support

  • Provide hands on assistance in laboratory setting utilizing various hand tools and power tools.
  • Support product testing and safely operate laboratory dynamometers.
  • Schedule laboratory testing based on incoming shipments and coordinate outgoing shipments including proper packaging.
  • Support facility reviews and studies or site assessments to locate opportunities for improvements in productivity, quality and efficiency.
  • Adjust desk heights and rearrange office furniture.
  • Support quality control, recommend solutions, define and interpret the importance of the implementation of corrective measures.
  • Support design reviews including load calculations, energy performance analysis or design documentation.
  • Provide hands on assistance in deploying new technologies in the field.
  • Assist in coordinating applied research studies on a national basis, consulting with other organizations and experts.
  • Acquire data from field/lab instruments and process into useful information.

CLICK HERE to read the full job opportunity or to apply.

 
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