Tuesday, February 5, 2013

Job Opening at ERCOT: Load Forecasting Analyst

I'm posting a Load Forecasting Analyst job for a friend Calvin Opheim at ERCOT. They are considering college graduates as well as candidates with experience. Please click HERE to apply if you are interested.
Load Forecasting Analyst
The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) manages the flow of electric power to 23 million Texas customers - representing 85 percent of the state's electric load. As the independent system operator for the region, ERCOT schedules power on an electric grid that connects 40,500 miles of transmission lines and more than 550 generation units. ERCOT also performs financial settlement for the competitive wholesale bulk-power market and administers retail switching for 6.7 million premises in competitive choice areas. ERCOT is a membership-based 501(c)(4) nonprofit corporation, governed by a board of directors and subject to oversight by the Public Utility Commission of Texas and the Texas Legislature. ERCOT's members include consumers, cooperatives, generators, power marketers, retail electric providers, investor-owned electric utilities (transmission and distribution providers), and municipal-owned electric utilities.
Job Responsibilities
Provides technical expertise to ISO and Load Forecasting. Supports the development of load forecasting methodologies and training. Assists in the formulating of ISO load forecasting policy issues.
  • Reviews and analyzes historical events for gathering data from independent sources to develop and utilize statistical models.
  • Creates estimates for the ERCOT Control Area annual energy and monthly peak models that involves economic forecasts, historical database updates and maintenance.
  • Assists in developing the ERCOT, state, and sub area energy and peak forecasts.
  • Develops and enhances energy efficiency models, demand response models, and other energy models (plug in electric vehicles, distributive generation models) and incorporates their impacts to the monthly demand and energy forecast.
Job Requirements
  • Experience in utility load forecasting or equivalent processes.
  • Experience applying statistical methods computer applications (SAS, Excel, SQL) and tools in forecasting and analysis.
  • Bachelor’s degree in Economics, Statistics or Mathematics, Engineering or related field

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