The “God Particle,” EM&V, and Super Bowl XLIX

The “God Particle,” EM&V, and Super Bowl XLIX
January 27, 2015 Cassandra McCandless

And even as we celebrate the Legion of Boom and Beast Mode, we also are excited to welcome amazing new product talent to the EnergySavvy team. A particle physics PhD who helped discover Higgs boson (the so-called “God particle”) at CERN and an energy engineering and EM&V expert are now applying their expertise to quantification – combining data science, industry EM&V techniques and modern cloud computing to enable a measure-as-you-go approach for the DSM industry.

EnergySavvy Welcomes The Honorable Fred Butler as Adviser

The former President of NARUC and one of the longest serving utility commissioners in New Jersey state history, The Honorable Fred Butler joins as regulatory adviser to the company.

With extensive leadership and industry recognition, Mr. Butler will provide a strategic role in further developing the company’s outreach to the regulatory community and advancing better quantification and delivery of energy efficiency.

The Honorable Fred Butler joins EnergySavvy as Regulatory Adviser

The Honorable Fred Butler joins EnergySavvy as Regulatory Adviser

“The ability of utilities, their evaluators, regulators, and other stakeholders to measure energy efficiency performance quickly, accurately and continuously creates value for the industry. EnergySavvy has proven that its platform delivers greater value for the market, unlocking more energy savings per rate-payer dollar spent on efficiency. As state commissions and utilities look to energy efficiency as a predictable and reliable source of growth, the company’s products are well suited to enable that transformation.”
The Honorable Fred Butler

“We are thrilled to have Mr. Butler’s guidance and experience as we grow and expand,” said Aaron Goldfeder, founder and CEO of EnergySavvy. “He has a genuine passion for the advancement of energy efficiency and deep respect among commissioners and utility leaders in the U.S. and around the world.”

EnergySavvy Continues to Attract Stellar Talent

Recently named one of “10 companies to watch in energy analytics,” EnergySavvy  is growing at a brisk pace, with several new executives and product experts joining the company.

Michael Rigney, an energy industry veteran, is now Senior Vice President of Client Solutions, Marketing, and Regulatory Affairs. From 2005 to 2010, he held sales and marketing leadership positions at EnerNOC during its growth from $1M to $280M in revenue and from 25 to 500 employees. More recently, Rigney was VP of Business Development at Gridco Systems.

Leading the rapidly growing Client Engagement team, Michael Albrecht has joined EnergySavvy as Vice President of the group to scale and grow the company’s implementation and support capabilities. Previously, Albrecht led national services teams for Microsoft.

To support the growth of Optix Quantify, our measure-as-you-go software for utility demand-side management programs, Tim Guiterman has joined EnergySavvy as Director of Evaluation, Measurement & Verification (EM&V) Solutions. Guiterman brings eight years of energy engineering and EM&V expertise to EnergySavvy, most recently with Navigant. “This is a game changer for the industry,” said Guiterman. “Combining best practices in evaluation with the latest in cloud computing and data science to measure-as-you-go just makes sense.”

Also on the Optix Quantify product team, John Backus Mayes has joined EnergySavvy as Senior Data Scientist. Backus Mayes earned a PhD in particle physics, contributed to the discovery of the Higgs boson particle during his time at CERN, and more recently developed algorithms for thermostat automation at EcoFactor.

And finally, since yours truly is a Rain City dweller, let me just say GO HAWKS!