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Community Power Coalition of New Hampshire Job Opportunity: Energy Analyst / Senior Energy Analyst

CPCNH


Posted January 18, 2024

About Us: The Community Power Coalition of New Hampshire (the Coalition) is a democratically governed and forward-thinking Joint Powers Agency dedicated to launching and operating Community Power Aggregation (CPA) programs. We represent 30% of New Hampshire's population with more than 50 members serving almost 60 communities. We are dedicated to empowering individuals and communities to take control of their energy future, reduce their carbon footprint, and create a clean and resilient energy system. Our mission is to foster resilient New Hampshire communities by empowering them to realize their energy goals. If you want to make real and sustained changes to how communities interact with energy, working with a collaborative and energetic team, this is the place for you. 

Responsibilities Include:

  • Data Analysis, Programming, and Evaluation
  • Market Research and Trend Analysis
  • Financial Modeling and Forecasting
  • Stakeholder Engagement
  • Other Duties

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City of Austin RFP: Utility Demand Response Program Support - Thermostats/Equip

City of Austin


Posted January 4, 2024

About the RFP
A solicitation has been published.  Click here to see information about this solicitation.

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For assistance with accessing solicitation information or subscribing to a solicitation, please contact the Purchasing Office at [email protected] or phone (512) 974-2500. 

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Piclo and NECEC have Partnered on a Piece in T&D World on Seasonal Peaks and Grid FlexibilityPiclo


Posted December 21, 2023

Seasons Are Changing And So Should Our Grid: Meeting Peak Demand
New England’s grid operator put a new modeling tool to use and discovered that it has a sufficient winter power supply for the next few years, thanks in large part to the broad adoption of solar power.

By: Tim Snyder, John Greene

As we confront the specter of another winter, the threat of extreme weather events and their impact on our grid is ever-present. The weather has been relentless in recent years – from the cold snap that put New England on ice in 2023, to the Winter Storm Elliot ravaging the country last December, to the heat wave that made the Pacific Northwest sweat in 2021. According to a NORC Center for Public Affairs Research poll, 87% of Americans say that they have experienced at least one extreme weather event in the past five years – by that calculation, most Americans have felt the strain that climate extremes inflict on our energy infrastructure. These, now commonplace, seasonal extremes are an urgent call to rethink how our grid handles these and other challenges.

Texas’s 2021 experience with Winter Storm Uri proves the adage that everything is bigger in the Lone Star State. The power outages resulting from that storm illustrate the severity of the predicament with our grid. During the storm, the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) reported that consumer demand for electricity exceeded available generation capacity by an alarming 12 gigawatts. The situation became so dire that the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) ordered power providers to cut off customers, at one point totaling 20 gigawatts of demand, to prevent the grid from failing completely. The ensuing blackouts contributed to hundreds of deaths and billions of dollars in property damage.

Sadly, the storm in Texas was not an isolated event. The North American Electric Reliability Corporation’s (NERC) 2023-2024 Winter Reliability Assessment published this November issued a stark warning — more than half of the US could fall short on electricity supply during extreme cold events this winter. NERC’s assessment underscores the pressing need to ensure that our grid can withstand not only winter storms but the looming threat of any extreme weather events that create energy emergencies throughout the year.

However, there is a notable exception to NERC’s predictions. A key part of a resilient, secure grid is the exploitation of Distributed Energy Resources (DERs). New England’s grid operator put a new modeling tool to use and discovered that it has a sufficient winter power supply for the next few years, thanks in large part to the broad adoption of solar power. These types of DERs  can have a profound and positive effect on system reliability if deployed at scale and managed properly.

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Eversource Job Opportunity: Energy Efficiency Consultant, Manufacturing (Hybrid)Eversource


Posted December 15, 2023

Job Description:
As an Energy Efficiency Consultant, you will lead the development, promotion, and implementation of customer engagement in new and existing programs as well as identify existing and new technologies that support energy-saving solutions for these customers. Through your regular interactions with external stakeholders, energy efficiency contractors, engineers, and internal teammates from marketing, regulatory compliance and sales, your focus will be on accomplishing energy-saving goals which also help to lower the state’s carbon emissions. 

This is a hybrid role. The first three months are fulltime in the office. 

Hiring Manager: Energy Efficiency Supervisor

Essential Functions

  • Provides direction to business partners, such as contracted vendors, and technical project expertise to customers as well as coordinates available resources specific to the procurement and installation of energy efficient measures, strategies, and systems.
  • Responsible for review and approval of moderately complex projects/programs, which require an understanding of engineering analysis/calculations, implementation strategy for new technologies, or energy simulation modeling.
  • Manages the integration of activities between the customer, program administrators, advisory consultants, and vendor/contractors.
  • Develops documents and plans necessary to meet compliance with regulatory filings and oversight of ratepayer funded Energy Efficiency programs.
  • Ensures that all projects and programs are accurate and in compliance with regulatory guidelines - reviews project documentation and program applications to confirm all required and supporting materials is provided to fulfill program participation parameters.
  • Participates in the budgeting, invoicing, evaluation, and tracking of expenses and energy savings; assists with the development of Requests for Proposals (RFP's) for contracted services.
  • Facilitates achievement of energy efficiency goals by promoting demand-reduction initiatives to assigned customers/customer segments and/or programs.
  • Partners with Energy Efficiency colleagues across different sectors/channels, including Energy Efficiency Sales Account Executives, to set an energy efficiency implementation path and strategy for customer participation and energy efficiency program implementation.

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Uplight to Acquire AutoGrid, Expanding Clean Energy Offerings, Markets, and Business ModelsUplight

Acquisition places Uplight at the center of energy transformation imperatives: electrification, digitization, and decarbonization

Posted December 14, 2023

Boulder, Colo. — December 14, 2023 Uplight, the technology partner to energy providers transitioning to a decarbonized future, today announced an agreement to acquire AutoGrid, a Virtual Power Plant (VPP) and Distributed Energy Resource Management System (DERMS) provider, fundamentally expanding its partners, programs, and ability to create and manage flexible capacity for energy grids around the globe. The combined capabilities of Uplight and AutoGrid will provide utilities and new energy players with a single platform to integrate, orchestrate, and monetize distributed energy resources (DERs).

As decarbonization and electrification rapidly change the needs of the energy ecosystem, reliable load flexibility has become essential to managing the grid. Until now, utilities and energy companies have not had a single, unified platform to create grid-scale flexible capacity. This acquisition solves for that, delivering more residential and business customer participation, more grid-connected devices, and new energy flexibility options to utilities and other players across today’s dynamic energy value chain.

“The grid is at a critical inflection point that demands integrated, effective digital solutions to accelerate electrification, efficiency, and decarbonization,” said Luis D’Acosta, CEO of Uplight. “Our new platform will combine Uplight’s deep customer engagement capabilities and AutoGrid’s leading renewables and flexible capacity management solutions to provide a vibrant connected ecosystem where our utility clients, energy users, and equipment manufacturers can accelerate their impact in the energy transition.”

“Energy companies are increasingly looking for a solution which encompasses the full spectrum of flexibility management, from grid scale batteries down to devices in people’s homes,” said Ruben Llanes, CEO of AutoGrid. “By joining forces, we are creating a truly world-class experience for those energy companies, ecosystem partners, and energy customers alike – all powered by our shared mission and global expertise.”

CLICK HERE to read the full press release.

 
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