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Senior/Principal Level Engineer Opening with Nexant
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Nexant is looking for a Senior/Principal Level Distribution Planning and Analysis Engineer who will lead distribution-related consulting services offered to our utility and project developer clients. The Senior Distribution Planning and Analysis Engineer should also have prior experience in distribution system engineering and operations, as well as interconnecting distributed energy resources (DERs) such as distributed PV and energy storage to the distribution system. Preference will be given to those who have significant relevant experience for this Principal level position. This position can be based in the San Francisco, CA or Chandler, AZ locations.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Strong technical understanding of planning and operations of distribution systems, as well as power industry fundamentals and practices.
  • Experience in distribution planning, engineering, operations and capital budgeting.
  • Experience using distribution modeling and simulation software such as CYME, ETAP, WindMil, ArcGIS for steady state power flow, voltage, short circuit and other calculations.
  • Experience with development and use of distribution reliability performance metrics (SAIDI, SAIFI, etc.).
  • Experience with interconnecting Distributed Energy Resources (DERs) such as distributed PV and energy storage and performing hosting capacity studies.
  • Experience with planning and procurement of Non-Wires Solutions for T&D projects.
  • Experience with the high-level design of electrical systems associated with DERs and micro grids, including developing one-line diagrams and high-level cost estimates.
  • Experience with analyzing large volumes of data from SCADA and customer billing databases.
  • Knowledge of technical characteristics of DERs such as battery storage, rooftop PV solar, EVSE, smart inverters and micro grids.
  • Knowledge of applicable codes and standards related to DERs such as IEEE 1547.
  • Knowledge and experience with reliability and resiliency improvement programs is a plus.
  • Knowledge of transmission planning and analysis is a plus.
  • Other duties as assigned.


  • Bachelor or Advanced Degree in Electrical Engineering with 5+ years of experience in electric utility distribution planning, engineering and operations.
  • Strong working knowledge of distributed energy resources.
  • Registration as Professional Electrical Engineer is a plus.
  • Utility experience is a plus
  • Must be able to travel locally, nationally or internationally up to approximately 10% of the time.

About Nexant

Every day, Nexant employees partner with customers to reimagine the world we live in and create a more sustainable energy future.

Nexant is a premier provider of technology enabled solutions to the Utility and Energy Industry focused on the next generation intelligent grid, distributed energy resources, and the digital customer experience. Operating from 20 offices around the world, the company's team of industry professionals has completed more than 5,000 engagements in over 70 countries. Nexant's clients include over 200 utility and software services customers. We work with over 300 chemical and petroleum majors, financial institutions, and Fortune 500 companies. Find out more at

Nexant supports clients through the following business units:

  • Utility Software and Services: We deliver software-enabled strategy, consulting, and implementation services. Software has developed and commercialized a number of industry-leading software platforms and applications including iEnergy®, Grid360™, and iHedge®. Utility Services works with clients to drive customer energy savings; ensure cost-effective program design, implementation, management,and evaluation; and promote customer engagement.
  • Energy & Chemicals Advisory: We offer consulting services, subscriptions, and training. E&CA provides strategic planning, project development, competitor analysis, and market and price forecasting.
  • Government Services: We assist developing countries with energy sector policies, infrastructure, financing, and access to affordable electricity. We have worked in countries such as Kenya, Myanmar, India, Ethiopia, and many others.

Diversity & Sustainability at Nexant

At Nexant, diversity, equality, and inclusion matter. We have made a firm commitment to address diversity in every aspect of our business operations. We recognize that to be successful, it is vital to celebrate our differences, provide fair opportunity, and learn from one another.

The management of energy, water and other vital resources is in a pivotal moment in history. We believe we have an opportunity to empower sustainable activities as a business and as individuals.This belief is infused in our relationships with employees, clients, our supply chain, and the environment. We are proud of our sustainability achievements as a company and how our business aligns with the goal of a resourceful, responsible, and sustainable world. Nexant has been recording, reporting, and offsetting our North American office carbon emissions with The Climate Registry since 2008. Nexant is a member of EUISSCA, an alliance of US electric utilities and their suppliers that was formed to promote a robust and sustainable electric utility industry supply chain.

Nexant, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Contact: Sandy Ronning, [email protected]



Market Data: Global Energy Efficiency Spending
Energy Efficiency Spending and Capacity: Global Market Forecasts and Analysis



This report by Navigant Research, a Guidehouse company, examines the global energy efficiency market. The study provides an analysis of market issues including drivers and barriers associated with global energy efficiency development. Regional overviews of key energy efficiency developments are included. Global market forecasts for programmatic spending and annual capacity are provided by region and customer segment through 2028.

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Smartenit Launches Next Generation of Connected DER Load Controllers



Smartenit, an IoT solutions pioneer focused on energy and water, introduced its new line of 50A, smart load controllers. The line shares some common specifications: 120-240VAC/50A rating, 1% electrical metering, long life relays, small (4.5”X3.5”X2.25”) size, indoor/outdoor readiness, and ultra-low power consumption even while energized. Wireless connectivity choices (LTE-M, NbIoT, ZigBee 3.0, WiFi, LoRa and BLE) cover a wide range of applications in smart cities, single and multi residential units, commercial buildings, agriculture, etc.

The load controllers enable utilities and ISOs flexible execution of DER programs for large electrical loads such as electric water heaters, pool pumps, booster pumps and submersible well pumps. Features include independent local scheduling, line frequency deviation detection, fail-safe timers, overvoltage and overcurrent protection, and Smart Energy handling of Price and DR signals. As well as being supported and fully compatible with the Smartenit ElekNet infrastructure, the devices are easily integrated with existing platforms through an open, flexible and mature API.

About Smartenit

Smartenit provides ElekNet – a complete IoT framework that integrates the full spectrum from embedded device firmware to cloud services and mobile and desktop applications for complete end-to-end solutions. ElekNet is designed to operate with and without cloud services (with a local gateway/hub) to enable mission critical operations with local or AMI networks. Smartenit is focused on practical and cost-effective solutions for energy and water in rural, urban and suburban areas. Please visit for more information


CPS Energy is Seeking a Company to Implement and Manage a Residential Electric Vehicle Charging Program


Collective 7000156820

Description: CPS Energy is seeking a Company to implement and manage a residential Electric Vehicle charging program.

Solicitation Detail:

This solicitation is for implementation, training, documentation and support services necessary to test multiple approaches, administer and operate two (2) turn-key pilot programs offered to new and current residential Electric Vehicle (“EV”) owners.

Solicitation Documents:

Companies wishing to provide a Response for this Solicitation must download the Collective Document for this Solicitation no later than January 6, 2020 from the website. There is a link for the Collective Document located on the left side of the linked page, under the “Solicitation Documents.” To successfully download the documents, it is recommended that Google Chrome 33+, Mozilla Firefox 38.01.1, or Internet Explorer 9 or greater be used.

Pre-Solicitation Meeting:

A Non-Mandatory Pre-Solicitation Meeting will be held on December 09, 2019 at 9:00 AM (Central) via WebEx. WebEx meeting information will be provided once the Company submits the Acknowledgement form, located in the Collective. This meeting is not mandatory; however, it is highly recommended that the interested Companies Attend.

To plan for this meeting, you must advise Kara Williams by email no later than January 3, 2020, by 1:00 PM (Central) of your interest to attend the WebEx meeting.

Response Due Date:

Responses are due no later than January 7, 2020 at 3:00 PM (Central). CPS Energy reserves the right to reject late Submittals. The Collective Document contains all pertinent information regarding Responses.

Contact Name: Kara Williams

Contact Email: [email protected]

Solicitation page:

Collective 7000156820 Document


IPKeys Acquires Cyber Monitoring Leader N-Dimension and Secures Investment from Leading Venture Firm EnerTech Capital


Deal Strengthens IPKeys Cybersecurity Platform and Broadens N-Dimension Access to Growing Cyber Markets

Tinton Falls, NJ Nov. 8, 2019 – IPKeys Power Partners, a leading provider of integrated technology solutions for intelligent utilities and smart cities, today announced that it has acquired N-Dimension Solutions Inc., the public power sector leader in cyber security monitoring with over 100 utilities served. Ontario based N-Dimension will merge into the IPKeys Power Partner platform while continuing to serve current customers. The transaction included an equity investment in IPKeys by Enertech Capital, a venture capital firm focused on energy innovation and technology investing in sectors including digital networks, connected buildings, mobility and optimization. The acquisition adds a robust cyber threat detection and remediation capability to IPKeys’ existing Cyber Lab as a Service (IPKeys CLaaS™) which provides a broad range of cybersecurity services and solutions to utilities and large municipal and public safety organizations throughout North America. Earlier this year IPKeys acquired SigmaFlow to add an automated NERC-CIP compliance capability to their CLaaS offering.

Click here to read the full press release.

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