Energy Manager Moves: Building Energy, Itron, Green Charge, Eaton, RMI, NREL, NYSERDA

Energy Manager Moves: Building Energy, Itron, Green Charge, Eaton, RMI, NREL, NYSERDA

Building Energy hired Chris Preston (pictured) as vice president of sales. Preston has over 15 years of experience leading businesses to scale software sales, both startup environments and larger companies including Microsoft. Tom Deitrich has been appointed executive vice president and chief operating officer of Itron. … Read more…

Itron Energy Manage

Itron Delivers 2M Smart Meters for Pennsylvanians

FirstEnergy has signed a contract to deploy Itron’s OpenWay smart grid solution across its four Pennsylvania-based utilities, including Metropolitan Edison, Pennsylvania Electric, Pennsylvania Power and West Penn Power. The contract signing follows approval from the Pennsylvania Public Utility Commission. FirstEnergy will install more than 2 … Read more…

Top 10 Smart Grid Vendors, According to GTM Research

Top 10 Smart Grid Vendors, According to GTM Research

A new report from GTM Research identifies the following companies that GTM analysts consider the best smart grid vendors across the smart grid value chain at present: ABB, Cisco, IBM, Itron, Siemens, S&C Electric, Schneider Electric, Opower, Silver Spring Networks and Tendril. While there were … Read more…

Energy Executive Moves: Optimum Energy, Suntech, ConEdison Solutions, Itron, Daqo

Energy Executive Moves: Optimum Energy, Suntech, ConEdison Solutions, Itron, Daqo


Optimum Energy
has promoted Ben Erpelding (pictured) to chief technical officer and appointed four key executives to its management team: Christi DeCuir as vice president of engineering, Adam Goldberg as vice president of sales, Jack Reader as vice president of strategy and alliances and Chris Boscolo as vice president of development. Before joining Optimum Energy, Goldberg was senior manager of global sales and business development for Cisco Systems’ real estate industry segment. DeCuir also previously held senior leadership positions with Cisco. Reader was a senior architect at Cisco. Boscolo joins Optimum from Symform, where he was vice president of engineering.

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Verdantix Forecasts 2013 Energy Management Trends

Verdantix Forecasts 2013 Energy Management Trends

On-site power generation will grow and energy storage will be the hot smart grid technology this year, forecasts Verdantix in a new report.

Eight Predictions for Energy Management in 2013 says companies will ramp up on-site power generation, from pilot projects to multi-site deployments. The report says Ikea has already installed solar PV at 40 of its stores across seven countries, and has funding for an additional 124 projects, while BT plans to install 250MW of renewable energy across its UK sites by 2016.

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National Grid Gathers Partners for Smart Grid Pilot

National Grid Gathers Partners for Smart Grid Pilot

National Grid has assembled a team of companies from across the US to help it conduct its $44 million smart grid pilot with 15,000 of its electricity customers in Worcester, Mass. National Grid delivers electricity to more than 3 million customers in Massachusetts, New York … Read more…

Energy Executive Moves: LBNL’s Rosenfeld; AWEA’s Bode; Canadian Solar; Itron

Energy Executive Moves: LBNL’s Rosenfeld; AWEA’s Bode; Canadian Solar; Itron

President Obama named Art Rosenfeld (pictured), of Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, as a recipient of the National Medal of Technology and Innovation, the highest honor bestowed by the United States Government upon scientists, engineers, and inventors. Rosenfeld will receive his award at a White House ceremony … Read more…

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