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IPKeys Power Partners Seeks Marketing Manager

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Marketing Manager Opportunity - High Tech Services, Software & Products:
IPKeys Power Partners, an established technology services, software and products company has a growth opportunity for a Marketing Manager to be based at its headquarters in the Tinton Falls/Red Bank, NJ area. We are seeking a high energy, flexible and personable leader that has excellent written and verbal communication skills and is multi-media savvy. The Marketing Manager must also have the ability to advance branding and lead generation across the company’s mission critical areas that are focused on the Utility/Energy/Smart Cities sectors across our cyber security, meter and energy management and network communications technologies.


The position will work closely with the organizations C-Level executives, sales teams and outside agencies, duties include and are not limited to the following

  • Managing all marketing activities and initiatives for the Company
  • Developing, collaborating and implementing the marketing strategy for the company in line with objectives.
  • Co-ordinating marketing campaigns with sales activities.
  • Manage and improve lead generation campaigns, measuring results with CRM reporting
  • Creation and publication of all marketing material in line with marketing plans.
  • Planning and implementing promotional campaigns.
  • Overall responsibility for brand management and corporate identity
  • Preparing online and print marketing campaigns.
  • Monitor and report on effectiveness of marketing communications.
  • Creating a wide range of different marketing materials.
  • Working closely with Executives and outside agencies and assisting with new product launches.
  • Maintain effective internal communications to ensure that all relevant company functions are kept informed of marketing objectives.
  • Analyzing potential strategic partner relationships for company marketing.
  • Strong analytical and project management skills.
  • Confident and dynamic personality.
  • Strong creative outlook
  • 5 years of experience minimum

Compensation And Benefits

Full Benefits package includes health, dental, vision, Life insurance, 401k and Stock options. Base salary is commensurate with experience

  • Bachelor degree in Marketing.

Learn More and Apply:

Contact: Mark Ponder, [email protected]

PLMA Load Management Leadership  
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February 13 is Deadline for 17th PLMA Awards

Seeking Best Demand Response and Load Management Initiatives of 2019

The PLMA Award Program recognizes energy industry leaders who create innovative methods to meet flexible load needs, mitigate price risks, and manage variable generation. Over the past 16 years, PLMA has presented over 75 awards to recipients who have included utilities, product and service providers, consumers, and individuals responsible for demand response efforts targeted to the residential, commercial, industrial, and agricultural customer markets.

Nominations are sought for the following award categories:

  • Program Pacesetter - Recognizes outstanding programs that effectively support and deliver peak load management.
  • Technology Pioneer - Recognizes innovative applications of technology with demonstrated potential to scale.
  • Outstanding Thought Leader - Recognizes the impact projects, outreach campaigns and individual contributions that have the potential to shape the industry’s future.

PLMA members and non-members alike are encouraged to submit nominations for initiatives during calendar year 2019. Self-nominations are appropriate. One or more awards may be presented in each category to Utilities, Regulators, ISO/RTO, Aggregators, Marketers, Consumers, Solutions Providers, Manufacturers, Individuals, Organizations, or Projects.

16th PLMA Award Winners for 2019 Programs were:

Program Pacesetters

  • Pacific Gas and Electric Company and Olivine for Excess Supply
    Demand Response Program
  • Portland General Electric and Enbala for Distributed Flexibility at Scale
  • Indiana Michigan Power and Tendril for Residential Integrated Demand Side Management Approach

Thought Leaders

  • Efficiency Vermont, Green Mountain Power, and Dynamic Organics for Flexible Load Management
  • Eversource Energy for Commercial & Industrial Active-Demand Management Demonstration

Technology Pioneer

  • Bonneville Power Administration, Portland General Electric, and Northwest Energy Efficiency Alliance for Water Heater Communications
  • Rocky Mountain Power for Frequency Dispatch
  • Viking Cold Solutions for Using Thermal Energy Storage as a Grid Asset
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APS Issues RFP for 75 MW of Demand Response Summer Capacity

January 14, 2020

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Arizona Public Service Company (APS) issued a Request for Proposals (RFP) for new capacity resources that will help optimize APS’s ability to manage its peak load. The RFP seeks up to 75MW of flexible summer capacity during periods of peak customer demand for a period of five years, beginning June 1, 2021. The company requests proposals from experienced demand response providers who will engage APS commercial and industrial customers that are willing to reduce their energy consumption during specific time periods. The RFP allows these customers to partner with APS to support grid reliability as well as both APS and customer sustainability and clean energy goals. 

A third-party independent monitor will oversee the procurement process. APS will use the PowerAdvocate platform for this RFP and will regularly update the platform to include necessary documents and timely instructions for respondents. To register on PowerAdvocate and obtain access to the RFP, please use the link below:

Anyone with an existing PowerAdvocate account can request access to this RFP via the link above. If you are having any issues accessing PowerAdvocate, please contact the PowerAdvocate Technical Helpdesk at 857-453-5800 or [email protected]. Only PowerAdvocate will be able to confirm or reset your Login and Password.​

In addition to PowerAdvocate, the information about proposal requirements and bidder registration can  be found online at

APS serves about 2.7 million people in 11 of Arizona’s 15 counties and is the Southwest’s foremost producer of clean, safe and reliable electricity. Using a balanced energy mix that is 50 percent carbon-free, APS has one of the country’s cleanest energy portfolios, including both Palo Verde Generating Station and renewable energy. The company also is a proven leader in introducing technology and services that offer customers choice and control over their energy consumption. With headquarters in Phoenix, APS is the principal subsidiary of Pinnacle West Capital Corp. (NYSE: PNW).

 Contact: Ken Wolf, [email protected], Office:  602-250-3067


Navigant Seeking a Senior Business Development Manager



Interested in working with talented people to help develop innovative solutions to some of society’s most complex and challenging problems? We are Guidehouse, a leading consulting firm serving the public sector and commercial clients with specialized capabilities in strategy, technology, and risk management. You may not yet know our name, but we have a rich history. Guidehouse is a combination of PwC’s former public sector practice and Navigant’s deep expertise in energy, financial services and healthcare.

We offer an exciting, fast-paced environment that fosters intellectual growth and rewards individuals based on impact, not tenure. Our firm is at the forefront of an emerging model solving complex problems that stretch across government and private companies, affording our people the opportunity to be on the cutting edge of the consulting profession. By focusing on markets facing transformational change, technology-driven innovation, and significant regulatory pressure, our employees also develop and deploy world class knowledge and problem solving that leads to breakthrough solutions.

Are you ready to lead the charge in energy transformation and sustainability? Come and roll up your sleeves and join our growing global Energy practice. Our consultants are passionate about building the energy systems of tomorrow and working side by side with utilities, governments, large corporations, and manufacturers to transform their businesses, manage complexity, and accelerate operational performance. From day one, you will develop ground breaking solutions that will jumpstart the distributed, intelligent, and low carbon energy industry of the future. Do you think you are up for the challenge?

The role can be based in any of the following locations: Washington, DC; New York, NY; Chicago, IL; San Francisco, CA; Boston, MA

Click here for more information.



Senior/Principal Level Engineer Opening with Nexant
Please apply at:

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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]


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