EnergySavvy Announces New Utility Clients, Adds Regulatory Adviser and New Executives

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Leading cloud software provider to electric and gas utilities nationwide accelerates new business and expands its team to include “God particle” physicist and evaluation, measurement and verification expert.

We chose EnergySavvy’s proven solutions to help us engage customers and streamline workflow to improve program performance and reduce cost.

EnergySavvy, the leader in cloud software for utility demand-side management, announced that it has added three new utility clients and added new executives and critical positions as it scales amid rapid growth. The company also welcomed The Honorable Fred Butler, former NJ State Commissioner and President of the National Association of Regulatory Utility Commissioners (NARUC), as an adviser to the company.

Salt River Project (SRP), Public Service of New Mexico (PNM), and New Mexico Gas Company, have each launched EnergySavvy’s Optix Engage to drive energy efficiency participation among customers in their service areas. And Salt River Project (SRP), which has been recognized for its success in surpassing its energy efficiency goals, is also launching Optix Manage to automate and improve their Home Performance with ENERGY STAR® program.

“We chose EnergySavvy’s proven solutions to help us engage customers and streamline workflow to improve program performance and reduce cost,” said Nathan Morey, Manager of Product Development at SRP. “We’re working with EnergySavvy to continue to scale our programs and maintain our position among the top performing utilities nationwide.”

To support and build on the brisk pace of growth at the company, several new executives and product experts have joined EnergySavvy.

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, the company’s 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.

Mr. Butler, former Commissioner for the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities (BPU) and past President and member of the Board of Directors of NARUC President, has joined EnergySavvy as a Regulatory Adviser. 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 ability of utilities, their evaluators, regulators, and other stakeholders to measure energy efficiency performance quickly, accurately and continuously creates value for the industry,” said Fred Butler. “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.”

Serving eleven years at the New Jersey BPU, former Commissioner Butler has one of the longest tenures in the state’s history. And as a long-standing leader of NARUC, Mr. Butler devoted a large portion of his time to training, educating and advising utility commissioners in the U.S. and around the world. Since 2010, Mr. Butler has consulted to a broad range of energy and water sector utility companies, public utility commissions, and private sector companies on regulatory issues, smart grid development, and other energy technologies.

“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 is a leader in enterprise software for the utility industry. Its Optix Demand-Side Management (DSM) System provides breakthrough customer engagement, automated program delivery and modern analytics and quantification. Over 25 utilities use Optix to deepen customer relationships while simultaneously making DSM more controllable, transparent and predictable. Learn more at

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