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Avangrid Job Opportunity: Energy Storage & Demand Response Program Manager


Posted June 17, 2024

Posting Description:
This position, in the Customer Programs and Products group, manages the development, implementation and operational requirements of new and established Distributed Energy Resource (DER) Programs including Energy Storage & traditional Demand Response for the Avangrid CT networks companies specifically UI, SCG, and CNG to meet or exceed growth, revenue and/or regulatory objectives. This is accomplished through superior collaboration with program implementation vendors and internal business areas, including, but not limited to, marketing, sales, regulatory, legal, procurement, engineering, operations, and senior management. Success also requires an understanding of local/state/federal codes and policies and the ability to influence utility regulators.

Position Summary:
Responsible for Achieving Growth, Savings and Profitability Targets for the CT Battery Energy Storage Program and existing CT Demand Response Programs and Product Offerings Through Management Activities Which Include:

  • Developing and implementing comprehensive program/product plans through collaboration with key stakeholders.
  • Responsibility for budget development, monitoring and variance reporting.
  • Provide direction and guidance on tasks performed and completed by program/product support personnel including the Energy Specialists and Administrators
  • Oversight of all aspects of vendor related services including initiating and advancing the procurement process, managing vendor activities, reporting, and budgeting.
  • Ensuring processes are efficient while meeting quality assurance standards and complying with regulatory requirements.
  • Delivery of outstanding customer service by ensuring programs meet customer expectations and issues are resolved in a timely manner.
  • Required internal and external reporting including support of regulatory matters.
  • Calculate and document anticipated demand reductions and incentives—calculate anticipated demand reductions from proposed projects using the approved program savings document and other reasonable technical evaluation techniques. Determine incentive amounts within program rules. Document and track all participation progress including demand reduction calculations and incentive amounts within the approved program tracking platform.

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Xcel Energy Product Portfolio Manager or Senior Product Portfolio Manager


Posted June 13, 2024

Posting Description:
The Xcel Energy Mass Market Strategy team aims to create compelling and delightful customer journeys, bundles, portfolios and product strategies that will deliver our clean energy and financial objectives. We have posted a Senior Product Portfolio Manager or Product Portfolio Manager role looking to bring demand management and load flexibility expertise to the team. The level of hiring will depend on the experience and expertise of the candidates.

Position Summary:
Manage all aspects of product life cycle to meet or exceed P&L or DSM goals across C&I or Mass segments. Manage all aspects of the portfolio's marketing mix, communications, training, and support needs. Drive effectiveness of product delivery and customer satisfaction. This position is part of the Mass Market Product Strategy team, focused on creating compelling, delightful customer journeys, bundles, portfolio and product strategies that deliver on Xcel Energy’s clean energy and financial objectives.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • Responsible for the corporation's product market vision, plans and status to meet market segments' needs and product goals. Oversee and ensure all portfolio strategies meet corporate and customer needs.
  • Implement all aspects of portfolio's marketing mix including: pricing, sales channels, launch activities, acquisition and retention, life-cycle management and customer migration paths. Manage all aspects of daily product portfolio issues across segments to meet goals. Provide work direction to achieve goals.
  • Develop budgets, sales forecasts, DSM and profitability goals. Track the progress of each portfolio (P&L) and product against target. Accountability to product P&L. Ensure programs are being implemented within regulatory policies and requirements (specific for each state).
  • Drive and champion recommendations to Product Development of new technologies available. Ensure product content and prices are accurate.

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AGL Selects Kaluza as Partner of Choice for Accelerating Decarbonisation and Funds Future Expansion by Investing US$100 Million (AU$150 million)


Posted June 13, 2024

Melbourne & London – 11 June 2024 – Kaluza, a leading global energy software business, today announced that it is expanding its cornerstone partnership with AGL Energy (AGL), one of  Australia’s largest energy retailers, to drive AGL’s retail transformation so that it can bring more affordable, low carbon solutions to its customers and accelerate Australia’s transition to net zero. 

Kaluza’s pioneering software platform enables energy utilities to reduce cost to serve by automating their customer operations and unlocking additional value streams through the optimisation of energy usage across millions of connected devices. The Kaluza platform will be rolled out to AGL’s 4 million customer services as part of its Retail Transformation Program and is expected to unlock around AU$70-90 million (US$46-60 million) of pre-tax cash savings per year from Financial Year 2029. The multi-year licensing agreement and investment builds on a close working partnership with AGL that began in 2021, including a joint venture which saw the successful operational and technical integration of the OVO Energy Australia customer base on the Kaluza platform with market-leading results.

The transaction will also see AGL acquire a 20% stake in Kaluza for a cash consideration of US$100 million [around AU$150Million], subject to satisfaction of customary conditions precedent. The strategic investment values Kaluza at around US$500 million, making it one of the largest energy-tech investment rounds. The investment builds on Kaluza’s proven track record of supporting retailers like OVO Energy in the UK and Australia and will support Kaluza’s strategic expansion further within Europe and into Japan and the US where utilities face similar pressures to transform their retail operations and reduce costs while adapting to the realities of managing the energy transition.

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ABB Launches ReliaHomeTM Smart Panel Energy Management Solution in the U.S. and Canada


Posted June 7, 2024

  • Marks ABB’s commitment to accelerating the energy transition through the evolution of traditional home electrical distribution
  • Delivers on- and off-grid energy optimization and insights, granting homeowners enhanced control over electricity use and savings via a user-friendly app
  • ABB’s collaboration with Lumin advances sustainability and innovation in the residential energy management sector

Advancing its commitment to bringing smart, sustainable technologies to homes in the U.S. and Canada, ABB launches today the new ReliaHome™ Smart Panel - its first residential energy management software platform in these markets.

In collaboration with its partner Lumin, a pioneer in responsive load management, the new cutting-edge offering provides enhanced customer experience and exceptional convenience to save energy through an accessible, user-friendly product. Designed and assembled in the U.S., the panel is commercially available in all 50 states and territories and Canada.

Thanks to its universal compatibility with third-party devices such as batteries, solar inverters, electric vehicle chargers and standby generators, the ReliaHome Smart Panel offers customers simplified stock and inventory management. Enabling energy optimization, circuit scheduling, and real-time control in one universally compatible package, the panel is suitable for new and retrofit installations. It can be installed seamlessly next to a new or existing service panel and integrates with all load centers. It comes pre-wired and is stackable for additional loads of control.

Both installers and customers benefit from access to dependable customer support and comprehensive resources for easy implementation and maintenance, as well as robust cybersecurity (protection tested, improved, and fully validated by a globally recognized ISO 27001:2013 and IEC 62443-4-1:2018 laboratory).

The ReliaHome Smart Panel will empower homeowners to take control of their energy use by providing insights needed to save energy and costs. Users can make informed decisions on energy consumption, prioritizing appliances during an outage to extend battery storage runtime and optimizing circuits to avoid paying high electricity rates at peak times. The platform ensures seamless functionality during power and network outages through a local-first network backup, enabling consistent customer connectivity independent of a cloud connection.

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CLEAResult Job Opportunity: Sr. Practice Consulting Manager (Energy Transition)


Posted June 5, 2024

Job Description
CLEAResult’s Energy Transition practice is driving toward a high efficiency, low carbon economy. The Sr. Practice Manager will be an expert in the energy transition markets of CLEAResult’s East and Canada regions and will use this expertise to inform the evolution of our electrification and distributed energy resource products and services. The primary focus of the Sr. Practice Manager is the growth of CLEAResult’s impact in those regions, achieved through understanding market opportunities and collaborating with regional business development leads to develop a market strategy and deliver on that strategy with well-timed and client-centered solutions.

Preference for candidates within CST/EST.

For this opportunity, you’re a great fit if you can…

  • Guide the collection, analysis, and interpretation of market data to identify trends, understand the competitive landscape, and identify opportunities
  • Cultivate relationships in key Energy Transition segments, including utilities, state and local governments, identifying stakeholders and priorities
  • Represent CLEAResult externally as a thought leader, driving impactful relationships
  • Communicated market insights to product and delivery teams to guide the evolution of products and services
  • Develop an in-depth understanding of CLEAResult Energy Transition offerings, with the ability to present and demonstrate capabilities in client meetings and industry conferences
  • Train and collaborate with business development and delivery teams on Energy Transition offerings
  • Provide guidance to marketing campaigns and client proposals, based on market insights and competitive analysis
  • Monitor and report on the Energy Transition opportunity pipeline, meeting regularly with business development leads to groom and prioritize toward achievement of growth goals

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