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Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory Surveys Building Operators

Berkeley LabIf you or someone you know operates a commercial building, don’t miss this opportunity to make your voice heard. Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory (LBNL) wants to get to the bottom of how you feel about adjusting building services to temporarily lower electricity usage in response to grid needs. If your utility asked you to tweak your thermostat, adjust your lights, or manipulate some other aspect of your building’s energy profile for a few hours, what would you prefer to do? To what extent would larger payments from the utility motivate you to cut back more on your electricity usage?

Berkeley, California  – Berkeley Lab is conducting a short survey to learn how commercial building operators value different conditions, such as temperature and lighting, that could change when a building is called on to for demand response (i.e., to modify its electricity use for a few hours to support the U.S. electric grid). Such modifications could help the grid become more resilient and sustainable.  

If you operate office or stand-alone retail buildings, or advise on their operation, please help the Lab by clicking the link below to take a survey. No prior experience with demand response programs is necessary to participate, all responses are anonymous, and you can exit the survey at any time. In return for your help, the Lab will share the products of the research, including a prototype decision-support tool that the survey results will inform.

Please take the survey! 

Feel free to forward this request to others, as the Lab is seeking a large number of respondents in a short amount of time in order to be successful. The survey is scheduled to close on March 14, 2020. 

For more information, please see: https://seeds.lbl.gov/dr-decisions-for-buildings/. If you have any questions or suggestions, please email us at [email protected]

Thank you for your help!!

More Details

Timing:The survey takes 15-20 minutes to complete and does not have to be finished in one sitting.

Funding: The project is supported by the U.S. Department of Energy under contract DE-LC-000L048. 

Team composition: The principal investigator is Jared Langevin of the Building Technology Department at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. The survey research team consists of Margaret Taylor; Jeff Deason; Jingjing Zhang; Hung-Chia Yang; and Samuel Fernandes.

 

29% of US broadband households plan to purchase a smart thermostat in 2020

Parks Associates

Parks Associates and PLMA presents data and insights on consumer awareness and
familiarity of energy management solutions, programs, and tools

Dallas, Texas, February 4, 2020 – Parks Associates research finds 29% of US broadband households plan to purchase a smart thermostat in 2020 and 13% of broadband households currently own a smart thermostat. Consumers are also showing more interest in automated energy programs, as 42% of current smart thermostat owners would allow a utility to adjust their device in order to save energy.

Parks Associates and PLMA will co-host the complimentary webcast “Trends and Opportunities in Residential Energy Management” on Thursday, February 6, 1 p.m. CT (2 p.m. ET). The webcast will present industry insights, analysis on recent product announcements from CES, and new consumer and industry research from Parks Associates, including adoption of smart home products, new partnerships, and deployment of new programs by utilities.

“Consumer awareness and familiarity regarding energy management solutions, programs, and tools, including time-of-use, tiered pricing, and energy monitoring products, increased over the past year,” said Patrice Samuels, Senior Analyst, Parks Associates. “This can be partly attributed to utility marketing programs and co-marketing efforts with smart home product manufacturers.”

Joining Samuels on the webcast are the following speakers:

  • Rich Barone, Director of Strategic Consulting for Customer Resources & Markets, Hawaiian Electric
  • Foued Barouni, Product Line Manager, AddÉnergie | FLO
  • Abhay Gupta, Founder & CEO, Bidgely
  • Jenny Roehm, Senior Manager, Utility Solutions, Schneider Electric

 “As an industry, it is exciting to watch the continued evolution of controls technologies and the promise they hold for positively impacting the electric grid,” said Rich Philip, Manager - Business Demand Response, Duke Energy, and PLMA Thought Leadership Co-chair. “The lynchpin for making the connection between the smart grid and the smart home a reality is winning broad customer acceptance of these technologies.”

Parks Associates will host the Smart Energy Summit: Engaging Consumers, Feb 17-19 in Austin, Texas to examines the changing role of utilities and energy providers in the IoT era and offers research and insights on new opportunities to empower consumers with smart solutions to manage and save energy in the home.

To register for the webcast, visit http://www.parksassociates.com/plma-feb2020. To request data or an interview, please contact Elizabeth Parks at [email protected], 972-490-1113.

Parks Associates is an internationally recognized market research and consulting company specializing in emerging consumer technology products and services. Founded in 1986, Parks Associates creates research capital for companies ranging from Fortune 500 to small start-ups through market reports, primary studies, consumer research, custom research, workshops, executive conferences, and annual service subscriptions.  The company's expertise includes digital media and platforms, entertainment and gaming, home networks, Internet and television services, digital health, mobile applications and services, support services, consumer apps, advanced advertising, consumer electronics, energy management, and home control systems and security.  Each year, Parks Associates hosts industry webcasts, the CONNECTIONS™ Conference Series, Connected Health Summit: Engaging Consumers, Smart Energy Summit: Engaging the Consumer, and Future of Video: OTT, Pay TV, and Digital Media. www.parksassociates.com

PLMA (Peak Load Management Alliance) was founded in 1999 as a community of experts and practitioners dedicated to sharing knowledge and providing resources to promote inclusiveness in the design, delivery, technology, and management of solutions addressing energy and natural resource integration. The non-profit association provides a forum for practitioners to share flexible load management expertise, including demand response and distributed energy resources. www.peakload.org

 

IPKeys Power Partners Seeks Marketing Manager

IPKeys Power Partners Logo

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.

Duties

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: https://www.linkedin.com/jobs/view/1656544798/

Contact: Mark Ponder, [email protected]

 

Navigant Seeking a Senior Business Development Manager

Navigant

 

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.

 

 

Bonneville Power Administration Seeks DER Analyst

Bonneville Power Administration

Public Utilities Specialist Opportunity – Distributed Energy Resources – Portland, OR
Opens February 11, 2020 - Closes February 20, 2020 

Summary

The purpose of this position is to lead and perform distributed energy resources-related analyses, planning support and market research for the DER group. The position is located within the Distributed Energy Resources (DER) (PES) organization of Energy Efficiency (PE) and Power Services (P) in the Bonneville Power Administration (BPA).

Duties

  • Define and perform a variety of analyses related to DER technologies and products for diverse internal or external clients.
  • Perform and/or oversee contractor and team implementation of market research activities, including development of research strategies and methodologies.
  • Provide oversight on contractor work and supports manager in procuring contract resources.
  • Perform internal and external engagement on analyses and market research.
  • Represent BPA on Council and other regional committees related to DER planning and analyses.

A qualified candidate's online application and resume must demonstrate the following specialized experience.

Perform research, analyses, planning, and reporting on items such as potential impacts, costs, ramp/penetration rates, and/or potential value streams, AND; utilize comprehensive market research strategies, AND; Solve methodological challenges as well as develop and review model inputs and outputs for non‐standard and/or innovative projects.

Compensation

Pay scale & grade: GS 13  Salary $97,360 - $126,571 per year

Learn More and Apply:  https://www.usajobs.gov/GetJob/ViewDetails/559372500

Contact: Melanie Smith: [email protected]

 

 
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