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Powering Possibilities …for Today & Tomorrow!
A leader in sustainable energy, TransAlta has over 100 years of experience generating power and is one of Canada’s top 50 Socially Responsible Companies since 2009, recognized as a global leader for sustainability and corporate responsibility standards. TransAlta operates 75 facilities in three countries; Australia, Canada, and United States.
TransAlta is committed to fostering a dynamic, productive and safe work environment. Our employees contribute to a diverse, open, and transparent culture with clear accountability, strong leadership and challenging opportunities for personal career growth.
TransAlta is looking for an Electricity Market/Transmission Analyst, Renewables to join our growing USA Renewables Development team to provide expert analysis of US electricity markets.
The ideal candidate will have the ability to work interdependently and produce results within agreed upon deadlines. This would require cross-functional communication skills, the ability to develop strong working relationships with people at all organizational levels, and the ability to adapt to changing work assignments and priorities. The successful candidate would be a highly motivated individual who is willing to dedicate the time necessary to deliver on tight deadlines and enjoys working on multiple assignments concurrently.
As the Electricity Market/Transmission Analyst, Renewables, you will provide expert analysis of US electricity markets. The role holder will perform market research, analysis and electricity market modeling to support project development, origination, strategic decision making, associated with renewable energy projects. Day to day work will include market reform/change impact review, identification of risk/opportunities, running congestion/nodal models, transmission capacity/upgrade costs evaluation. As part of the growth team, the role holder will be responsible for developing in-depth insights, market knowledge, and key assumptions around specified regions and topics. The position is located in Boulder, Colorado. Travel of up to 25% would be a requirement.
Accountable to Manager for delivering on 3-12 month goals as agreed to.
Actively foster and maintain relations with appropriate ISO/RTO and other such critical parties; draft, submit and manage interconnection applications for the Company’s projects; coordinate scheduling of studies, technical calls and deposit requirements and refunds.
Accountable for providing analysis and analytical support on all Renewable Development activities
Lead modeling & analysis of specified US nodal electricity markets to support investment decisions, business planning, strategic planning & new business opportunities.
Run queue and interconnection models (capacity, LMPs and basis) in different markets
Manage, maintain & continuously improve in-house electricity market models ensuring they are fit for purpose.
Articulate & explain market model inputs/outputs to all project stakeholders with market analysis, modeling & assessments of market impacts.
Monitor market developments and provide analysis of critical changes.
Track key regulatory changes within specific markets through research and attending conferences and ISO meetings.
Become a leading electricity market expert internally and externally.
Accountable for completing ad-hoc analytical work to support management and other departments
Bachelor’s degree in Business, Engineering, Environmental Sciences, or a related field
2 years+ of progressively responsible project management or development experience in energy or a related industry
Strong understanding of project development lifecyle. (Site identification, permitting, transmission and community engagement)
Strong communications and inter personal skills
Advanced Excel skills, and Python, VBA, SQL, or other programming skills;
Ability to translate model outputs into business insight & articulate impact of results on the business;
Experience in developing & employing market and/or financial models, as well as with commercial production cost modeling software: ProMOD, PLEXOS, Aurora, Gridview, GE MAPS, PSO, Dayzer, etc
Bachelor’s in Electrical Engineering Mathematics or related quantitative field (power system emphasis desired).
Own and develop relation with appropriate ISO/RTO and understand the transmission application process
High level of quantitative & analytical skills with 5+ of relevant work experience providing quantitative analysis, electricity market modeling, consulting and/or energy trading
Broad knowledge of US power industry structures, policies, regulations & market fundamentals;
Familiarity with recent trends in conventional generation, renewables, gas, energy storage, transmission & distributed generation;
Strong understanding of transmission system and power flow fundamentals and LMP formation
Familiarity with linear algebra, linear programming & optimization theory;
Specific experience in PJM, WECC, SPP and/or MISO strongly desired.
Our comprehensive and flexible benefits, competitive compensation, incentive and rewards programs form the foundation of TransAlta’s excellent employment proposition.
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TransAlta is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of age, race, color, gender, religion, creed, national origin, sexual orientation, disability or veteran's status.
Our commitment is to attract and retain the best talent. Some positions may require the successful completion of one or more background checks such as criminal, medical, or compliance. If these verifications are needed, they will be indicated on the job posting.