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Virtual Peaker Integrate with Sensi by Copeland

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Sensi residential smart thermostat customers can now participate in utility-sponsored demand response programs without sacrificing comfort.

Posted October 25, 2023

Louisville, KY – October 25, 2023 – Virtual Peaker, a cloud-based SaaS company that empowers modern utilities with the friendliest distributed energy platform on the planet, today announced its integration with Sensi smart thermostats by Copeland. Sensi smart thermostat users will now be able to participate in utility demand response programs and earn incentives in exchange for reducing energy usage during peak demand with the utility.

This partnership provides consumers with various thermostat choices and utilities with the opportunity to manage peak energy demand and engage with more customer segments in the US and Canada.

“We’re excited to partner with Copeland, a leader in smart thermostats,” said Eric Van Orden, Director of Technology Partnerships at Virtual Peaker. “Although smart thermostats have been around for over a decade, we are just now moving past the early adopters and into the mass market. Copeland’s Sensi smart thermostat portfolio provides both affordable and high-end options. When paired with Virtual Peaker and utility programs, customers can now get additional value through incentives.”

“Partnering with Virtual Peaker allows us to deliver value to energy users and greater peak load reduction to the grid,” said Brendan O’Toole, vice president, Sensi product platform for Copeland. “Sensi smart thermostats provide a great customer experience and when pairing our industry-leading API with Virtual Peaker’s technology, can also provide utilities with the savings they need to be successful with their demand response programs.”

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Tierra Resource Consultants Job Opportunity: Managing ConsultantTierra

Posted October 23, 2023

About Us: Tierra Resource Consultants (Tierra) is a clean energy and sustainability consulting firm specializing in energy, carbon, and resource management services for various clients across North America. Our five practice areas encompass strategy development, market and customer research, project and program delivery, impact and process evaluation, and sustainability services. We are seeking an enthusiastic and experienced Managing Consultant to support a variety of distributed energy resource (DER), energy efficiency, demand response, load flexibility, and sustainability projects.

Key Responsibilities: As a Managing Consultant, you will play a pivotal role in contributing to and managing key projects as part of our continued growth and success. Your responsibilities will include:

  • Collaborate with clients to design and implement customized clean-energy strategies and programs.
  • Conduct data-driven research to identify clean-energy opportunities and market trends.
  • Support the delivery of innovative customer programs and energy projects.
  • Deliver impact and process evaluation services and optimize customer experience.
  • Contribute to business development initiatives and proposal writing efforts.

Qualifications: To excel in this role, you should possess the following qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree in engineering, environmental sciences, economics, sustainability, or other related field, with a preference for candidates with a master's degree or relevant certifications.
  • Proven consulting experience with distributed energy resource (DER), energy efficiency, demand response, load flexibility, and sustainability projects.
  • Strong quantitative and analytical skills.
  • Exceptional verbal and written communication abilities.
  • Proficiency in Microsoft applications (e.g., Excel, PowerPoint).
  • Demonstrated ability to collaborate across multiple teams and manage multiple tasks.

Location: This position is based in our Boulder, Colorado office. Remote work or flexible working arrangements may be considered for the right candidate.

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Sonoma Clean Power Job Opportunity: Legislative Policy & Community Engagement ManagerSonoma Clena Power

Posted October 18, 2023

About Sonoma Clean Power (SCP)
As California’s second community choice aggregator or “CCA,” SCP is a community-owned electricity provider for Sonoma and Mendocino counties. We source electric energy primarily from geothermal, hydropower, wind, solar, and biomass—and use PG&E to deliver our power to 230,000 residents and businesses. We also are a leader in California’s clean power transition, having provided an optional 100% local renewable source since 2014 that has no dependency on natural gas power plants year-round. We operate the nation’s first Energy Center dedicated to helping renters and homeowners upgrade their homes without any reliance on fossil energy, and we constantly invent new customer incentives and resources to help improve grid reliability and lower energy costs.

Summary Description
The Legislative Policy Manager works closely with Sonoma Clean Power’s CEO to educate and advocate for clean power, energy affordability, grid reliability, and to protect the rights of community-owned power providers to operate. This role has two key functions: policy advocacy in Sacramento, and public engagement for SCP’s special clean power initiatives, like building 600 MW of new local geothermal power.

The policy advocacy role involves participation in the statewide California Community Choice Association (CalCCA) meetings and events, analysis of proposed legislation, briefing the CEO and staff, drafting reports, meetings with lawmakers and their staff and managing SCP’s lobbyist.

The special initiatives role involves educating our local community on SCP’s GeoZone projects, supporting public outreach and events, attending and representing SCP at industry conferences, developing relationships with federal agency staff and lawmakers as appropriate, supporting SCP’s private partners (e.g., with content for grant applications), and more. Visit to learn more about SCP

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Michaels Energy Job Opportunity: Associate Director of Marketing - RemoteMichaels Energy

Posted October 16, 2023

What is the role?
Michaels Energy is seeking an Associate Director of Marketing with experience in the energy efficiency industry. This position is responsible for developing and implementing corporate brand strategies and marketing plans to support the growth of the company. The Associate Director of Marketing leads a small marketing team to support B2B corporate consulting sales and marketing efforts on behalf of contracted utility companies. This position will frequently collaborate with the sales team, outreach team, and other department managers. We are looking for someone with strong leadership, planning, and communication skills and a passion for energy efficiency who will thrive in a leadership role and will exemplify our core values.   

Strategy and Leadership

  • Develop corporate marketing strategy and executable annual plans
  • Oversee the development of marketing strategies and plans for all client marketing
  • Startup lead for client marketing programs, as needed
  • Support proposal and sales efforts through strategic marketing direction and marketing representation on best and final presentations
  • Provide oversight, strategic direction, and design assistance for new product development projects, corporate presentations, and collateral
  • Develop and manage corporate marketing budget
  • Maintain an active presence in the industry through association involvement

Staff Management

  • Coordinate and direct the activities of marketing staff and freelance employees
  • Build, cultivate, motivate, and lead a team of highly capable, growth-minded marketers
  • Track staff performance goals and metrics
  • Perform monthly one-on-one meetings with staff
  • Create career development plans and mentor/support staff to achieve goals
  • Ensures staff has resources needed to be successful
  • Apply all company policies consistently
  • Develop and execute training plan for new hires

Marketing and Branding

  • Develop multi-channel brand and marketing campaigns from vision, copywriting and design (with assistance from in-house graphic artist), deployment, and reporting
  • Oversee (and edit, as necessary) all corporate marketing initiatives
  • Oversee (and edit, as necessary) all client marketing initiatives
  • Manage conference and sponsorship strategy, tracking, and budget
  • Manage all marketing associations, sponsorships, vendors, and software
  • Manage and maintain the Michaels Energy website
  • Develop and manage all customer experience (CX) initiatives, including biennial qualitative NPS and CSat surveys and quantitative biannual CSat surveys

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Michaels Energy Job Opportunity: Assistant Manager of Product Management - HybridMichaels Energy

Posted October 16, 2023

What is the role?
Michaels Energy is seeking an experienced energy program management professional with a desire to manage a team to ensure all aspects of the team’s program delivery are successful and align with our company values. The Assistant Manager Product Management is a split role that includes responsibility for managing a team and managing programs. Programs managed will include new program design, program launches, and delivery of mature programs. This position requires knowledge of how a variety of energy efficiency and/or decarbonization programs are implemented and how to apply best practices and continuous improvement strategies.  We are looking for someone with strong management, organizational, and communication skills and a passion for energy efficiency and decarbonization who will thrive in a team environment and will exemplify our core values.  

  • Staff Management
    • Establish staff performance goals and metrics
    • Perform monthly one-on-one meetings with staff
    • Work with staff to create a career development plan
    • Mentor and support staff to help them achieve goals in career development plan
    • Ensures staff has resources needed to be successful
    • Provide feedback on employee performance
    • Onboard training plan for new hires
  • Team Management
    • Lead Level 10 team meeting
    • Oversee program workforce forecasting efforts
    • Leads and/or contributes to job candidate interviews and makes candidate selections
    • Consistently applies all company policies to staff
    • Delegating assignments and communicating with managers and staff as appropriate
    • Developing processes, procedures, and guidelines to maintain quality standards
  • Product Management
    • Responsible for new program startup and transition
    • Product Manager for program delivery
    • Responsible for goal achievement and client satisfaction
    • Connect program delivery, focus, and initiatives to overarching corporate and client strategy
    • Assist with increasing market share for the department
    • Responsible for escalated issues and program/process changes

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