Power Flows Analyst, Asset Optimization

JOB DESCRIPTION

Job Title: Power Flows, Asset Optimization
Department: Asset Optimization
Reports to: Director of Asset Optimization
Direct Reports: 0
Date Posted: August 9, 2019
Location: Houston, TX or Salt Lake City, UT
Travel: 10%

POSITION PURPOSE

The power flows analyst will conduct analysis and research on the topology, operation of the transmission grid, and procedures for facilitating battery energy storage systems within various defined market areas. Responsible for providing analysis to inform KCE’s view of locational market pricing and congestion across all ISO/RTOs in which KCE operates.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Analyze short-and medium-term generation, load, power flows, and transmission constraints
  2. Perform transmission system studies and market simulations, using power flow programs and market modeling platforms to identify transmission system capabilities and limitations
  3. Determine risks and opportunities for KCE’s generation assets and commercial positions
  4. Perform power system analysis to support long-term fundamental research, deal valuation, and business development opportunities for KCE
  5. All other duties as required

WORK EXPERIENCE & REQUIREMENTS

  1. Deep and demonstrated understanding of wholesale power markets
  2. Preferred experience with modeling of large-scale power systems including power flow solution algorithm and techniques
  3. Strong database and programming skills to automate the data flow in power system models

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