Real Time Power and Transmission Scheduler

Job Locations US-TX-Houston
Posted Date 4 months ago(12/13/2023 11:52 AM)
# of Openings
2
Category
Energy Management
Job ID
2023-2465

Overview

Company Overview

Pattern Energy is an independent, fully integrated energy company that develops, constructs, owns and operates renewable energy projects and transmission assets across North America and parts of Latin America.  The company focuses primarily on wind and transmission, with limited investments in other generation technologies.

 

The Pattern Energy team has a history as one of the top North American renewable energy and transmission providers in the industry. The team is dedicated to delivering the highest value for its customers, partners, financial supporters and the communities in which it works, while exhibiting a strong commitment to promoting environmental stewardship and corporate responsibility.

Responsibilities

Job Purpose

The Real Time Power and Transmission Scheduler is responsible for optimizing the 24/7 generation dispatch of Pattern Energy Group’s (PEG) wind assets. Manages real-time operations including wind forecasting, scheduling of generation resources, scheduling of contract purchases and sales, real-time purchases and sales of energy/capacity and procurement and management of transmission resources.

 

Key Responsibilities

  • Monitor real-time transmission positions, analyse wind forecasts and market obligations to optimize transmission redirects, transmission purchases and the scheduling coordination of E-Tags. Accurately record transactions in relevant deal capture system.
  • Maintain summary of available transmission reservations; manage reservations in OASIS including performing trans-assignments and redirects as needed.
  • Coordinate with the Pattern 24/7 control center to ensure proper real-time monitoring and alarming of key scheduling, tagging and transmission parameters.
  • Evaluate system alarms and irregularities, taking corrective action as outlined in established guidelines.
  • Work with analysts to develop tools that track and analyse current and anticipated transmission outages as well as wind forecasts Develops and/or improves user input forms to streamline data collection from various departments.
  • Assist the RT Manager with transmission usage and REC creation tie-outs.
  • Maintain understanding of the energy markets where Company assets are located and understand commercial practices as they relate to managing merchant power pricing and scheduling.

Qualifications

Experience/Qualifications/Education Required

  • Bachelor’s Degree Preferred
  • 1+ years Energy industry experience related to energy dispatch and/or hourly trading preferred. Recent college graduates with relevant technical and analytical backgrounds will be considered
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, where organizational skills are essential in handling multiple tasks and interruptions while maintaining a high level of accuracy
  • Understanding of the WECC transmission system and/or other markets such as SPP, ERCOT, PJM
  • Ability to work a rotating 12-hour shift
  • Meet time sensitive deadlines
  • Proficient knowledge of Microsoft Office software and proficient use of industry-specific software.

The expected starting pay range for this role is $74,000 - $100,000 USD. This range is an estimate and base pay may be above or below the ranges based on several factors including but not limited to location, work experience, certifications, and education. In addition to base pay, Pattern’s compensation program includes a bonus structure for full-time employees of all levels. We also provide a comprehensive benefits package which includes medical, dental, vision, short and long-term disability, life insurance, voluntary benefits, family care benefits, employee assistance program, paid time off and bonding leave, paid holidays, 401(k)/RRSP retirement savings plan with employer contribution, and employee referral bonuses.

 

 Pattern Energy Group is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

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