Friday, July 11, 2014

Job Opening at ERCOT: Planning Analyst

Posting a job for a friend at ERCOT. If you are interested, please apply through THIS LINK. This is a different position than the one I posted 4 months ago.

Planning Analyst

  • Job ID  2014-1383
  • # Positions 1
  • Location US-TX-Taylor
  • Posted Date 6/30/2014
  • Category  Other

More information about this job:

The Electric Reliability Council of Texas (ERCOT) manages the flow of electric power to 24 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 more than 41,500 miles of transmission lines and 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.

ERCOT offers an excellent benefits package, which includes health, dental, vision, life insurance, long/short-term disability insurance, long-term care insurance, Section 125 Flexible Spending Account, and a Retirement Savings Plan.  For more information, ERCOT’s Benefits Summary is located on our website in the careers section.


  • Provides technical expertise to the ISO and Load Forecasting 
  • Supports the development of load forecasting methodologies and training
  • Assists in the formulating of ISO load 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
  • Operates the Load Profiling Systems daily to ensure that retail customer load profiles are properly developed, applied and maintained
  • Develops and preserves working knowledge of ERCOT’s operations needed to support Clients' business needs
  • Supports projects, as necessary, to implement future enhancements
  • Increases and maintains proficiency on load forecasting and load profiling methodologies and concepts
  • Develops and maintains strong expertise in ERCOT procedures and business rules related to Load Forecasting and Load Profiling
  • Reviews and recommends appropriate modifications for load forecasting and load profiling
  • Develops and preserves working knowledge of ERCOT’s operations needed to support Clients' business needs


Job Competencies

  • Functional/Technical Skills
  • Interpersonal Savvy
  • Peer Relationships
  • Written  Communication


  • Bachelor’s degree in Statistics, Mathematics or Economics or related field is required - Master's degree preferred

Work Experience

  • Minimum 3 years (in excess of degree requirements stated above) of progressively responsible experience in load forecasting
  • Position level will be determined by selected candidate's experience, up to senior level

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