Director of Access and Distributed Resources
New Hampshire Electric Cooperative
NHEC is the largest member-owned electric cooperative in New England, providing electric utility service to consumers and businesses in 115 communities throughout New Hampshire. Serving our members is at the heart of everything we do and every decision we make, and our mission is to provide our members access to affordable, reliable electric service options that support and simplify their lives. The electric utility industry is currently undergoing enormous change as consumers look for new ways to manage energy costs through renewable energy, distributed energy resources such as solar arrays and battery storage, energy efficiency, electric vehicles, and energy-related apps on smart devices.
In June 2017, we completed a five-year strategic plan, identifying four area of strategic focus with actionable goals within those areas completed by the end of 2022.
Headquartered in Plymouth, New Hampshire, NHEC currently has 200+ employees. There is much to be proud of in our existing organization, and a genuine enthusiasm for what the future holds. It is an environment in which individual leadership and initiative are highly valued and encouraged, and success is viewed as a shared accomplishment to be celebrated by all. Ensuring our members have the energy they need, the information they want, and a partner they can trust is what makes us different. We invite you to learn more about the impact you can have by exploring our website at www.nhec.com.
Reporting to the Vice President of Power Resources and Access and partnering closely with the executive leadership team, the Director of Access and Distributed Resources will advance NHEC’s goal of facilitating the widespread adoption of distributed energy resources (DER) on its distribution system as contemplated by its Strategic Plan. The utility industry is changing and we need someone to help develop and lead new strategies to serve our members with an even more reliable, resilient and affordable energy distribution system. You will support the VP of Power Resources by developing and implementing strategies to reduce NHEC charges associated with system and member demand on the distribution system. Our members are presented more and more with opportunities to invest in DERs. This position will help develop strategies to maximize the value of those investments for all of our members.
Specific responsibilities will include:
Develop and implement strategies and systems that support widespread adoption of distributed energy resources, including renewable energy, storage, energy management and other member-sited systems.
Develop and implement approaches to minimize charges associated with the Co-op’s Regional Access Charge, Member demand charges and other related demand charges.
Develop and implement business strategies that enhance NHEC’s transition toward a transactive business model through valuation of products and services delivered within the NHEC distribution system.
Assist in developing strategies to increase member satisfaction through increased distribution system resilience, flexibility and improved communications, working with strategic partners.
Help ensure integration of NHEC and its members’ energy efficiency, demand response and other system benefit programs and measures with NHEC’s power and energy supply resources.
First and foremost, someone who will be energized and excited about NHEC’s mission and will thrive with the opportunity to enhance an already great organization
An inquisitive, open mind – someone who is interested in finding creative solutions and new ways to support the organization
Incredible relationship-building skills; collaboration is a key value at NHEC, and this person needs to model excellent communication skills
Ability to innovate, think strategically and execute tactically
The terms “Transactive Energy,” “Distributed Energy Resources,” Demand Response,” and “Energy Storage” are exciting and thought provoking
You don’t just think outside of the box, you can see possibilities for a new, maybe yet unimagined box
You have a Bachelor of Science degree in a related discipline with a Master’s Degree very strongly preferred.
A minimum of 10+ years of direct experience in utility business, engineering, or economics.
Experience in one or more of the following fields desired; demand response program management, load management strategy development, energy efficiency program management, power procurement through contracting or resource development, or distributed energy resource development.
A minimum of five years’ experience in a senior level position and coordination with other individuals and groups within and external to the organization.
If this seems like you then we can’t wait to meet you. Please apply online at www.nhec.com/careers