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Bolivar Energy Authority Selects Tantalus Grid Modernization Platform™ and TRUSense Gateway™ Solution

Tantulus

Utility turns to Tantalus to help accelerate grid modernization efforts while leveraging community’s investment in fiber-to-the-home network

Posted April 8, 2024

BURNABY, BC – April 8, 2024 — Tantalus Systems (TSX: GRID) (“Tantalus” or the “Company”), a grid modernization technology company focused on helping utilities harness the power of data, today announced that after a competitive evaluation process, Bolivar Energy Authority (BEA) selected the Tantalus Grid Modernization Platform (TGMP™) to modernize their distribution grid.  Leveraging the TRUSense Fiber Gateway to harness the full capabilities of BEA’s advanced fiber network deployed in partnership with Irby Utilities, TGMP will replace an existing AMI solution in support of BEA’s grid modernization initiatives. 

The TRUSense Gateway is a multi-purpose socket-based device that accelerates the modernization of the distribution grid for utilities.  It delivers secure and interoperable integration of behind-the-meter distributed energy resources (DERs) on to the distribution system, while also capturing and analyzing granular power quality data to enhance grid resiliency. The TRUSense Gateway is available for multiple communications networks, including fiber, ethernet and cellular. As an integral part of the TGMP, the TRUSense Gateway will enable BEA to uniquely leverage their community’s investment in an advanced fiber deployment to improve operations of the distribution grid through the delivery of interoperable, grid-edge data.

“We were looking for a way to capitalize on the investment BEA made in our Fiber to the Home Project,” said Steve Herriman, Purchasing and IT Manager, Bolivar Energy Authority.  “We wanted to have a stronger, faster, and more reliable AMI network and an ability to adopt advanced applications through the life of this deployment. With the TRUSense Gateway, Tantalus was the only vendor we found that could fully leverage our fiber network, at and behind the meter, to provide us with the best opportunity to improve the support we provide to our community.”

CLICK HERE to read the full press release.

 

Eversource Energy RFP: MA DERMS and EV

Eversource


Posted April 5, 2024

Eversource (the Company) will be issuing a request for proposals (RFP) to solicit proposals from qualified Distributed Energy Resource Management System (DERMS) and Electric Vehicle (EV) Enrollment Services and Rebate Processing vendors to provide support and best-in-class Customer Experience for EV and Demand Management programs across Eversource territories.

Eversource is seeking solutions that can bring significant resources to the table, but most importantly, the best program reach and Customer experience in every Asset Type, including:

  • Electric vehicle telematics, chargers, and direct to driver
  • Smart thermostats,
  • Batteries, and
  • Load curtailment for large commercial and industrial customers.

The Company is looking for bidders that thoughtfully consider the Customer experience throughout the distinct phases of participation—from Customer marketing, acquisition, upfront incentive, and event participation through the payment experience during the off season.

The Company anticipates three-year contracts to provide services from 2025-2027. It is envisioned that contracts will be finalized in a timely manner so that program implementation can begin by the summer dispatch season, which starts June 1, 2025.

Eversource will be conducting this RFP through ARIBA, an e-sourcing platform. If you would like to express interest in this RFP, please email [email protected]. In ARIBA, you will find all the information necessary to navigate through the tool and respond to the RFP. The RFP timeline and assessment process is stated below:

RFP issued to Vendors: Wed, April 17, 2024
Bidder Pre-Bill Call: Wed, May 1, 2024
Deadline to Ask Questions via the ARIBA tool: Wed, May 1, 2024
Final Proposal Submission: Wed, May 22, 2024

Please note that all questions relating to this RFP must be submitted through the ARIBA Sourcing tool using the Messages function to ensure accurate information is provided to all project team members and suppliers, as well as to ensure process consistency. Eversource will ONLY provide information related to this RFP via the Message function. No other communication vehicles will be allowed.

 

Advanced Energy Job Opportunity: Weatherization Program Manager

Advanced Energy


Posted April 5, 2024

Position Overview

Advanced Energy seeks to fulfill services under the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality’s State Energy Office, Weatherization Assistance Program, 5 Year Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL), Weatherization of Single-Family Units for North Carolina Regions 2, 3, and 4. 

The Weatherization Program Manager oversees and manages the BIL Weatherization program in these three NC regions and is responsible for supervising the rehabilitation and weatherization of homes. Ensures the work performed are in compliance with Federal, State and Agency regulations and guidelines pertaining to the Weatherization program.

Essential Functions

Program Management

  • Oversee Weatherization program implementation and high-level operations. Responsible for ensuring that the Weatherization program in all three regions is administered consistently and in accordance with local, state, and federal requirements. Develop protocols for the Weatherization program and direct their implementation in the three regions
  • Collaborate with the Fiscal Manager to develop, monitor and forecast the budget. Ensure responsible use of funds
  • Provide high level project planning and oversight, coordinate work plans, project goals, milestones, and deliverables
  • Identify and select vendors for use as program resources; maintain relationships and negotiate vendor agreements and manage contracts
  • Collaborate with the Fiscal Manager to provide oversight of program tracking and reporting 
  • Coordinate with the North Carolina Department of Environmental Quality/State Energy Office, delivery team members, and industry partners to identify program challenges and opportunities for improvement
  • Responsible for general effectiveness, efficiency, and achievement of production goals by careful planning and coordinating of field work to achieve the general monthly and annual program goals and adherence to agency goals and policies

CLICK HERE to read the full job ad and to apply.

 

Morgan Stanley Capital Partners Acquires Resource Innovations

Resource Innovations

Morgan Stanley Capital Partners acquires Resource Innovations, a leading tech-enabled energy efficiency and sustainability services company, aiming to drive growth and innovation in the clean energy transition.

Posted April 2, 2024

New York and San Francisco, April 2, 2024 – Investment funds managed by Morgan Stanley Capital Partners (“MSCP”), the middle-market focused private equity team at Morgan Stanley Investment Management, today announced it has acquired Resource Innovations (“RI” or the “Company”), a leading tech-enabled services company focused on energy efficiency and sustainability. Under the terms of the agreement, MSCP acquired a controlling interest in the Company from BV Investment Partners and certain other shareholders. Founder Lauren Casentini will continue as the Chief Executive Officer of RI and remain a significant equity holder in the Company following the completion of the transaction. 

Headquartered in the San Francisco Bay Area, RI provides advisory services, program management services and software to utility, government and corporate clients in the areas of energy efficiency and decarbonization with the goal of lowering energy costs, reducing waste, cutting greenhouse gas emissions and improving grid resiliency. The Company is a recognized leader in working with utilities to develop and implement both traditional energy efficiency programs, including lighting, weatherization and controls, as well as emerging growth areas such as electric vehicle charging, distributed solar and demand response.

Commenting on the acquisition, Eric Kanter, Managing Director and Head of Industrial Services at MSCP, said: “Resource Innovations’ tech-enabled services help turn energy policy goals into reality. The Company supports core energy efficiency needs while seeking to address the next phase of clean energy transition challenges being faced across the United States. We believe the Company’s record of consistent growth and ability to expand into these emerging areas with tremendous market potential have paved the way for continued opportunity. Under industry veteran Lauren Casentini’s leadership, we believe this purpose-built team is poised for the next step in helping communities on their energy transition journey. We look forward to working together as we seek to advance RI’s leadership position and continue expanding the company through organic growth and M&A.”

Ms. Casentini stated, “MSCP’s investment is a recognition of the tremendous growth we have experienced over the past several years and validates the hard work our team does to deliver innovative, differentiated solutions for our customers. I look forward to working together with Morgan Stanley Capital Partners to continue to grow our Company.”

CLICK HERE to read the full press release.

 

Sonoma Clean Power Job Opportunity: Chief Financial Officer

Sonoma Clean Power


Posted April 1, 2024

Summary Description
As our Chief Financial Officer, you will be a strong partner to both the CEO and COO to form the Senior Management Team, providing hands-on leadership in the overall management and strategic planning of the organization.

The CFO will oversee a number of the organization’s key functions, including risk management, finance and accounting, ratemaking and revenue planning, and regulatory compliance. Priorities for this CFO position include evaluating and advising on financial hedging strategies and other significant risks, managing prepayment transactions of power purchase agreements and ensuring regulatory compliance.

The ideal person for this position will have an advanced finance degree and 15 years of relevant experience with a working knowledge of governmental agencies. Visit www.sonomacleanpower.org to learn more about SCP. To apply, please email a cover letter, resume, and references as a single PDF to: [email protected].

CLICK HERE to read the entire job description.

 
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