EnergyCAP News - March 2016 / Catalyst Coming | New Hires Add Energy to EnergyCAP
Posted by Matthew Heinz on 01 April 2016 10:20 AM
Catalyst Coming Next Month
EnergyCAP’s annual Catalyst Training for Savings conference is processing registrations at a record-setting pace, and this year’s Olympic-themed training event is promising users a look at a brand-new HTML-based web version—EnergyCAP 4.0.
Catalyst Director Chris Heinz says that networking opportunities for attendees are built into the Catalyst schedule, and a varied cross-section of EnergyCAP customers are already registered, including city and county governments, school districts, property management firms, energy service providers, higher education, health providers, and retail businesses.
Catalyst is being held April 26–28 (Tues–Thurs) in State College, Pennsylvania, at the Penn Stater Conference Center. Although the Penn Stater room block has already been sold out on Monday and Tuesday night, alternate accommodations have been posted at the Catalyst website.
This year, Catalyst will be focused on the all-new EnergyCAP Online software. For beginning users who want a hands-on experience, there will be a devoted Beginners Hands-on Training Track (laptop computer required). For clients interested in specific topics, Catalyst will provide presentation-style sessions that will run concurrently (no computer needed). Other highlights include Sector Breakouts (networking), Ace Place (one-on-one appointments with EnergyCAP staff), a Report Designer demo (a new ad hoc Excel reporting tool), Tuesday morning’s general session (with Olympic gold-medalist swimmer and motivational speaker Josh Davis), and Blaine’s Boot Camp.
New Hires Add Energy to EnergyCAP
Four new employees have joined EnergyCAP in recent months. The hires have been made strategically to meet our growing customer implementation and service load, enhance our core software development focus, and to expand successful service offerings.
Jere Warner (hired 12/7/15) is a Senior Project Manager. In his role, he will be assisting EnergyCAP clients with software implementation. Project management staff members at EnergyCAP provide new software users with the tools and training they need to derive the maximum value from their utility bill information. Jere has already demonstrated intelligence and relational skills by ascending to the “final four” in the first-ever EnergyCAP Settlers of Catan tournament playoffs.
Jere says he’s been impressed with the caring atmosphere at work, and is excited about being actively involved with the company mission to help clients get the most value they can from EnergyCAP software solutions and services.
Emiline Ensley (hired 1/18/16) is EnergyCAP’s new Report Developer. In that role, she will be responsible for designing and testing new reports that will be accessible to EnergyCAP software clients. She has already coordinated a spring release of new reports/features. An important aspect of her position is understanding client needs and implementing reporting solutions.
Emiline finds her EnergyCAP colleagues to be “super friendly and helpful,” and is looking forward to providing new ways to convey useful energy information to clients and stakeholders. When she is not working on reports, Emiline enjoys taking her dog to the park, baking, making jewelry, traveling, and photography.
Terry Yoder (hired 2/29/16) is a Senior Software Developer. From his new position, he is excited to leverage cloud technologies (Azure) to help with the reliability and monitoring of our current products and also to imagine how cloud solutions could help with processing Smart Meter data in the future. Real-time data is a growing interest among EnergyCAP clients, and Terry feels that making people aware of their energy usage in near real-time is a great way to help change behavior.
Terry is married to Kendra and has two boys, Caleb (22) and Hayden (16). When not at work, he enjoys golf, walks with Kendra, following Penn State football, and family travel. His bucket list includes building a modern smart home with solar panels and a home battery, and renting it out to people on Airbnb so they could experience an energy-efficient smart home first-hand (and help him pay for it).
Ashley Kraige (starting 3/28/16) is so new that she hasn’t even showed up for work at the office yet. As Administrative Assistant BillCAPture, CAPture Services, she will be assisting Peter Caton in maintaining and growing the popular Bill CAPture service at EnergyCAP. Ashley’s hire will add additional scalability to EnergyCAP’s expanding CAPture service offerings.
All four employees are adding their energy to the EnergyCAP team. Expect great things from EnergyCAP as the company continues to grow.