9 months ago
The position will be responsible for supporting all aspects of generation interconnection, delivery strategies, strategic transmission development and acquisition, and basic analysis for the company’s renewable energy development portfolio.
The successful applicant will assess interconnection and transmission opportunities, prepare and file interconnection documents, and managing the Company’s overall transmission positions. The position will be responsible for analysis that informs the company's view and forecast of congestion on various transmission systems throughout North America.
- Evaluate potential project sites based on power flow data, queue evaluation, delivery options, and physical transmission access.
- Support and/or lead the interconnection process for projects, from assessment of interconnection options, filing of necessary applications, evaluation of utility technical studies, and negotiation of interconnection agreements.
- Identify and recommend transmission development project opportunities
- Develop high-level conceptual design of electrical facilities within Wind or Solar generation facilities.
- Provide a high-level cost estimate for the necessary facilities for connection of generation to the Bulk Electric System.
- Understand inverter-based generation behavior and impacts on electrical transmission systems (SSO, weak grid, reactive power, etc) and ensure compliance with technical interconnection requirements.
- Provide assessments of transmission-related market dynamics, such as LMP pricing, nodal basis risks, congestion risks, etc. using available data or by performing SCED analysis in a commercially available software tool.
- Thoroughly and concisely document and explain interconnection status to internal Project Developers and third parties during project development and financing.
- Assist Power Marketing in communicating interconnection position(s), status, timeline, and congestion risk for Projects to potential counterparties.
- Ability to work with and manage technical consultants
- Monitor and report on transmission-related regulatory and trade group topics as
- Bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering is required.
- Master’s degree with an emphasis in Power Systems or equivalent practical experience preferred.
- Knowledge of Powerflow concepts is a must.
- Familiarity with SCED concepts is preferred.
- A minimum of 3-5 years in the electrical industry.
- Transmission Planning experience with a utility, RTO/ISO, or consulting firm is important.
- Knowledge of Power Markets and production cost modeling software is a plus.
- Direct experience in wind and solar farm design or construction and field experience is a plus.