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Sonoma Clean Power Demand Response RFPSonoma Clean Power


Sonoma Clean Power Authority (SCP) issues this Request for Proposal (RFP) to solicit proposals from qualified and experienced individuals or firms (Proposer) to partner and implement enhancements to SCP’s demand response (DR) program. 

Minority-owned, women-owned, and locally-headquartered businesses are encouraged to respond to this RFP.

RFP Timeline- Events & Deadlines:

  • RFP Published – January 4, 2022
  • Deadline for written questions to be submitted – January 19, 2022
  • Responses to questions to be posted on SCP website – January 27, 2022
  •  Proposal packages due – February 16, 2022, by 5:00 PM PST
  • RFP Submission review complete – February 28, 2022
  • Target Date for Interviews –March 7- March 11, 2022

 Background:

SCP currently offers an automated demand response (ADR) program (named GridSavvy) to all customers with qualifying technology. Information regarding SCP’s GridSavvy program may be found at sonomacleanpower.org/programs/gridsavvy. GridSavvy has focused on enrolling and activating customers with program-installed electric vehicle charging equipment, program-installed smart thermostats, bring-your-own-device smart thermostats, and heat pump water heaters.

SCP’s goal is to cost-effectively scale the GridSavvy program to a minimum of 5 megawatts (MW) of demand response and load shifting capacity in SCP territory during the contract term, with the intent to continue scaled annual growth.

Notice:

This RFP does not commit SCP to enter into a contract, nor does it obligate SCP to pay for any costs incurred in the preparation and submission of a proposal or in anticipation of a contract.

Questions:

If you have any questions, please ensure to submit them by January 19, 2022, by emailing [email protected] with the subject line clearly marked “Demand Response Partner - RFP.”

Submittal Process: 

One copy of the submittal should be emailed to [email protected] with the subject line clearly marked “Demand Response Partner - RFP”. Upon submittal, you will receive a confirmation of receipt. Mailed, hand-delivered, or faxed submittals will not be accepted.

More Information:

The RFP is posted on SCP’s Solicitations & Business Opportunities webpage.

CLICK HERE to read the full RFP.

 

Advanced Energy Job Opportunity: Accounting Specialist IAdvanced Energy


North Carolina Advanced Energy Corporation 
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.

We are 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 all of our employees come from varied backgrounds, cultures, and experiences. By providing a supportive and respectful environment that promotes creativity and collaboration, North Carolina Advanced Energy Corporation continues to make a lasting, positive difference in all the work we do.

Position Overview

Assist with administering Accounts Receivable and Accounts Payable functions. Compile and classify financial information and document business transactions. Assist with administering fixed assets. Post time sheets and expense reports and create related reports.

Essential Functions

Accounts Payable

  • Review vendor invoices for accuracy, code, process and post vendor invoices to the Accounting system.
  • Import, review, code, and process company expense reports.
  • Prepare, print, and post weekly AP checks.
  • Resolve vendor statements and any issues between staff and vendor.
  • Obtain Form W-9 from all vendors.
  • Assist in preparing and distributing 1099s.
  • Prepare Sales & Use tax for all applicable states.
  • Review and approve purchase orders.

Accounts Receivable

  • Prepare, code, post, and send out customer invoices.
  • Communicate with Project Managers about any billing discrepancies.
  • Answer any calls concerning invoices.
  • Assist with collections of past due accounts.
  • Process weekly bank deposit.

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

 

Advanced Energy Job Opportunity: Electrical EngineerAdvanced Energy

 
North Carolina Advanced Energy Corporation 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.

We are 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 all of our employees come from varied backgrounds, cultures, and experiences. By providing a supportive and respectful environment that promotes creativity and collaboration, Advanced Energy continues to make a lasting, positive difference in all of the work we do.

Position Overview

This position will conduct interconnection commissioning for solar PV and energy storage facilities primarily across North Carolina and South Carolina. Our projects focus on quality and ensuring the safety and reliability of distributed energy resources that are connected to the utility grid.

The ideal candidate will have at least one to three years of relevant work experience in electrical engineering. Relevant work experience may include performing engineering analysis, design, construction and/or field evaluations for electrical systems. Candidate should also possess:

  • Knowledge of design, construction, and commissioning of distributed energy facilities including utility scale PV, medium voltage distribution construction, electrical transmission and/or distribution systems, energy storage systems, and/or National Electrical Code
  • Experience performing engineering analysis, design documentation review, and/or field testing for electrical systems
  • Ability to perform field evaluations to assess aspects of the quality of design, construction, and operation; ability to conduct field tests of electrical equipment
  • Experience presenting concise results to customers through reports that delineate observations, results, and recommendations for further action
  • Strong commitment to safety and attention to detail

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

 

Advanced Energy Job Opportunity: Energy EngineerAdvanced Energy

 
North Carolina Advanced Energy Corporation 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.

We are 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 all of our employees come from varied backgrounds, cultures, and experiences. By providing a supportive and respectful environment that promotes creativity and collaboration, Advanced Energy continues to make a lasting, positive difference in all of the work we do.

Position Overview

This position will provide advanced engineering services and expertise in the energy field to utilities, large commercial businesses, industrial manufacturers, federal and state agencies, and other customers. The position will support multiple projects and project teams primarily in the commercial and industrial market. Our projects focus on developing and delivering programs that can deliver economic benefit to consumers and increase customer satisfaction and engagement.

The ideal candidate will possess:

  • Knowledge of systems in industrial, commercial and agricultural facilities such as motors and drives, compressed air, chillers, refrigeration, lighting, boilers, heating and air conditioning, and process technologies
  • Understanding of measures to achieve energy efficiency, demand response, demand reduction, electrification and carbon neutrality
  • Familiarity with compliance and implementation of ISO 50001 and/or ISO 14000 standards
  • Minimum seven years relevant experience which may include:
    • Working for a large business or manufacturer on environmental sustainability or strategic energy management
    • Consulting with large business or manufacturing customers to conduct energy assessments, utility bill analysis or strategic energy management program
    • Leading training and technical assistance for ISO 50001 and 50001 Ready based energy management for cohort groups and/or individual organizations
    • Providing engineering calculations, energy modeling, measurement and verification, and technical design for utility programs with outputs for energy, demand and carbon reduction impacts.
  • Preference for candidates with relevant certifications in strategic energy management such as Certified Energy Manager (CEM), Professional Energy Manager (PEM), ISO 50001 Lead Auditor, SEP Performance Verifier (SEP PV) or ISO 50001 Certified Practitioner in Energy Management Systems (50001 CP EnMS)
  • Preference for candidates with significant experience using, applying, implementing, and teaching the Department of Energy 50001 Ready navigator tool

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

 

Advanced Energy Job Opportunity: Energy Research AnalystAdvanced 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.

We are 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 all of our employees come from varied backgrounds, cultures, and experiences. By providing a supportive and respectful environment that promotes creativity and collaboration, Advanced Energy continues to make a lasting, positive difference in all of the work we do.

Position Overview

This position will provide advanced engineering services and expertise in the energy field to utilities, builders, federal and state agencies, and other customers. The position will support multiple projects and project teams across our market areas. Our projects focus on developing and delivering programs for utilities that can deliver economic benefit to consumers and increase customer satisfaction and engagement.

The ideal candidate will possess:

  • Knowledge of electric utility industry and the application of building technologies as a grid resource.
  • Knowledge of building science principles and energy systems including heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC).
  • Relevant experience working for an energy utility provider or as a program administrator or consultant for energy utility including:

Designing and conducting research such as field studies, pilot programs or demonstration projects with advanced technologies.

Providing engineering calculations, energy modeling, measurement and verification, and technical design for utility programs with outputs for energy, demand and carbon reduction impacts.

Working with building trades, trade allies or technology manufacturers.

  • Preference for candidates with relevant certifications on data analysis or measurement and verification such as CMVP.

This position may require some travel to interface with customers, study participants or attend conferences, expected 10% of the time.

Resume should include information on software capabilities and data collection or analysis techniques.

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

 
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