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Edo Accelerates Growth in Utility Sector with Key Additions


Posted May 21, 2024

May 2024 - Edo, a leading provider of virtual power plants and demand flexibility solutions for commercial buildings announces two strategic appointments to its utility division.

Tim Guiterman Joins Edo as Director of Utility Programs
Edo is thrilled to welcome Tim Guiterman as Director of Utility Programs, marking a significant milestone in the company's expansion efforts in the utility sector. With two decades of experience in energy engineering, program evaluation, entrepreneurship, and policy advocacy, Tim's appointment signals Edo's commitment to driving innovation and advancing grid decarbonization initiatives.

In this role, Tim will spearhead developing and implementing Edo's expanding business with utility clients, overseeing initiatives such as the Spokane Connected Communities Project, a first-of-its-kind demand flexibility program with Avista Utilities funded by the Department of Energy, and the Connecticut Public Utility Regulatory Authority’s Innovative Energy Solutions building optimization initiative with one of Connecticut’s largest electric distribution companies.

Dee Martir Appointed as Director of Utility Sales
Edo also welcomes Dee Martir as Director of Utility Sales, reinforcing its dedication to expanding its presence and impact in the utility market. Dee's extensive experience spanning over 15 years in the utility industry and her diverse and multifaceted professional background position her as a critical asset in driving Edo's sales efforts and forging strategic partnerships.

Dee's journey is marked by a seamless blend of experiences spanning sales, software development, market research, entrepreneurship, and academia. Before joining Edo, Dee charted a dynamic career across a spectrum of energy industry startups and multinational corporations, such as UtilityAPI, ONZO, Calico Energy, Generac Power Systems, Procter & Gamble, and Pfizer. Her tenure at these institutions deepened her understanding of the utility landscape and equipped her with invaluable experiences that continue to inform her strategic sales and partnership approach at Edo. 

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Portland General Electric Job Opportunity: Energy Partner Demand Response Program Manager


Posted May 20, 2024

The Energy Partner Senior Program Manager will manage PGE's commercial and industrial (C&I) demand response (DR) program, Energy Partner. This large, dynamic program play a key role in PGE's flexible load plan in support of Oregon’s clean energy future.

The Senior Program Manager role will ensure the on-going success of the Energy Partner program by continuing to develop and execute the program implementation strategy and by managing program and vendor performance. Successful applicants will bring deep DSM C&I customer program management experience as well as a passion for being a part of the team shaping the future of PGE.

Department Summary

The Customer Programs Implementation Team is responsible for implementing PGE’s flexible load customer programs, including demand response. This team also manages the evolution of PGE’s flexible load pilots and programs to ensure that PGE meets the goals of the Clean Energy Plan & Integrated Resource Plan (CEP/IRP) as well as its growing need to create flexible capacity to support decarbonization goals. The Customer Programs Implementation Team works cross-functionally to develop PGE’s Program Roadmaps in service to our customers, business, and regulatory requirements.

Senior C&I DR Program Manager (Senior Portfolio Product Specialist)

Job Function Summary
The Senior Program Manager plays a critical role in managing the implementation strategy, roadmap, and operations of flexible load solutions for our commercial and industrial customers. This position requires specialized expertise in developing innovative and cost-effective strategies, managing program performance, and leading initiatives that align with customer needs, corporate goals, and industry trends. The position works independently and provides strategic leadership while navigating complex projects and collaborating across departments.

Key Job Information
Requires specialized depth and/or breadth of expertise. Interprets internal or external business issues and recommends best practices. Solves complex problems; takes a broad perspective to identify innovative solutions. Works independently, with guidance in only the most complex situations. May lead functional teams or projects.

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NYSERDA Vehicle Grid Integration Program Opportunity Notice


Posted May 16, 2024

We are thrilled to share that Round 2 of NYSERDA Program Opportunity Notice 5354 is now open. This program will help support the development and demonstration of solutions that address technical, economic, and other barriers to increasing electric vehicle (EV) adoption, grid flexibility and vehicle grid integration.

Concept papers are required for each round of funding. Concept papers to be evaluated for the second round of funding are due June 18, 2024 at 3:00 p.m. ET.

A total of $6.4 million in funding is available in Round 2 for product development and demonstration projects that provide innovative solutions to addressing these identified focus areas:

  1. Novel electric vehicle supply equipment (EVSE) Installation and Interconnection Cost Reductions
  2. Utilizing EVs to Improve Grid Flexibility
  3. Medium- and Heavy-Duty and Off-Road Vehicle Electrification

Informational Webinar
NYSERDA will conduct an informational webinar, during which the requirements of the solicitation will be discussed and answers to questions will be reviewed.

CLICK HERE to view the full notice.


Guidehouse Job Opportunity: Technology Insights Managing Consultant


Posted May 15, 2024

What You Will Do
Operating in a Senior Research Analyst role, the successful candidate will serve as the main point of contact for Insights’ clients across the utility and connected DER industry. They will also be primarily responsible for building and maintaining a portfolio of research and analysis aligned with clients’ needs. This role aligns to the Managing Consultant level and will play a lead role in growing Guidehouse Insights’ utility and DER industry profile as well as acting as a primary research point of contact for US utility key account teams.

The successful candidate will bring utility and technology specific expertise and a general understanding of the impacts of emerging technologies, services, and competitive threats as well as relevant policy and regulatory issues facing the industry. This is a high visibility role and the successful candidate will be expected to speak confidently and intelligently about industry trends and challenges, including decarbonization, decentralization, and digitalization transitions.

Acting as the primary point of contact for clients and developing excellent client relationships, this role will actively participate in proactive business development initiatives, manage inbound client requests, and coordinate responses across a matrixed team organization. The candidate should demonstrate the flexibility to pivot and respond quickly to a dynamic and evolving company culture and broader energy transition landscape.

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City of Seattle Job Opportunity: Training Strategy and Delivery Specialist

City of Seattle

Posted May 15, 2024

Position Description
Seattle City Light, a department of the City of Seattle, is one of the nation’s largest municipally owned utilities in terms of the number of customers served. Over the years we have worked very hard to keep Seattle's electricity affordable, reliable, and environmentally sound. Today, City Light is a recognized national leader in energy efficiency and environmental stewardship. 

City Light’s 2023-2028 Strategic Plan identified the implementation of “Time-of-Use” (TOU) rates as a key new program initiative to expand customer service options. Seattle City Council approved City Light’s plan to roll out customer options in multiple phases over the next few years. The new TOU Program will offer residential and small/medium general service customers new rate choices that will enable businesses and residents to save money by shifting when they use power. The TOU Program includes delivering two major information technology (IT) projects or “components” to help customers understand, manage, and reduce their energy use at specific times of the day:  

  1. Advanced View Usage in the Portal, allowing for customer interval data access. (completed November 2023)
  2. Customer Insights Solution: Energy Use & Rate Options Platform (e.g. calculator & self-serve rate comparison information) 

City Light is recruiting for a 35-month term limited assignment (TLT) for a Training Strategy and Delivery Specialist resource. This position is benefits eligible and currently has a hybrid work schedule.

This individual will collaborate with the SCL business owners, project functional analysts, IT partners, project leadership and team members to support our front-line staff who utilize our customer technology systems.
The Training Strategy and Delivery Specialist will be responsible for developing a staff training program for TOU. The specialist will design and conduct a needs analysis before building the TOU training program and will ensure it aligns with business objectives and meets the needs of various audiences across SCL. The specialist will also build course materials and teaching aids and advise on best practices for teaching diverse adult learners. This position will report to the Customer Technology Solutions, Sr Mgr.

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