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Resource Innovations Acquires Cadeo

Resource Innovations


Posted June 21, 2024

San Francisco, CA, June 20, 2024 – Resource Innovations (RI), a leading tech-enabled services company focused on energy efficiency and sustainability, today announced it has acquired Cadeo, a clean energy consulting firm that focuses on transforming the way energy is used, generated, and managed. RI Founder and Chief Executive Officer Lauren Casentini will work closely with Cadeo CEO Harrison Grubbs to leverage the complementary capabilities of each company to drive even greater impact and results for their clients.

“We have seen Cadeo’s team of passionate, tenacious experts deliver results first-hand through collaborative projects,” said Casentini. “Bringing Cadeo’s market transformation and emerging technology capabilities to RI offers our utility, government, and corporate clients unmatched innovation as they face evolving energy challenges.”

Headquartered in Portland, OR, Cadeo provides consulting services in energy efficiency, electrification, and distributed energy resources for decarbonization efforts. The company brings a proven track record of strong, long-term industry relationships alongside substantial codes and standards, market transformation, emerging technology, and broader research and analytics capabilities to RI, one of the largest market transformation firms in the U.S.

“The opportunity to increase our impact with this combination expands the possibilities for both our clients and our team members, who share a passion for helping communities on their energy transition journey,” said Grubbs. “I’m looking forward to watching our team thrive within Resource Innovations’ supportive culture.”

Following the acquisition, Cadeo personnel will integrate within Resource Innovations and expand the company’s footprint across the U.S. For more information about Resource Innovations and the newly added Cadeo team, visit resource-innovations.com.

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ecobee Job Opportunity: Channel Marketing Manager, Energy

ecobee


Posted June 20, 2024

Who You'll Be Joining: 

You will develop marketing strategies to increase adoption of our technology, support new product and services launches, coordinate advertising campaigns to increase the awareness and conversion of rebate programs, oversee product promotions and contribute to developing a promotional pricing and execution strategy, and help us communicate to the industry the exceptional things we’re doing. For all facets of the role, you will be analyzing and reporting on the results to make strategic recommendations to the Marketing and Energy departments on an on-going basis.

How You’ll Make an Impact: 

  • Work in conjunction with our Energy leadership team to develop and nurture both new and existing partnerships and launch new programs and services across the North American energy channel.
  • Initiate, develop, coordinate, and implement strategic hardware & services marketing programs with our utility marketplace partners, as well as in strategic energy markets across North America where substantial rebate opportunities exists to drive adoption of our product.
  • Act as a brand champion internally for ecobee Energy to educate, inform and secure needed resourcing and support for Energy team initiatives and marketing campaigns.
  • Lead the pitching, briefing, resource procurement and project management process for Energy team marketing initiatives in coordination with the larger ecobee marketing team (Digital, Communications & Creative).
  • Work closely with the Base Communications and Product team to build relevant and timely communications for both our utility clients, and the end consumer.
  • Conduct research and analysis as it relates to customers, industry trends, market conditions, and competitors to strengthen ecobee’s offering with Utility partners and consumers. This will involve developing a deep understanding of ecobee’s core customer personas.
  • Lead the Energy team’s B2B marketing strategy and execution across the Utility sector through trade shows, content development & sponsorship, energy association participation and other B2B marketing efforts.
  • Objectively evaluate programs for ROI against their individual objectives, and capture and share-out learnings to continuously improve performance.
  • Support internal marketing reporting efforts for both seasonal promotions and quarterly channel performance.
  • Assist in management of the energy marketing and sales Opex and budget and share responsibility for the Energy Sales Profit & Loss Statement.

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

 

Avangrid Job Opportunity: Energy Storage & Demand Response Program Manager

Avangrrid


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.

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

 

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

Kaluza


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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Xcel Energy Product Portfolio Manager or Senior Product Portfolio Manager

Xcel


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.

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

 
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