Operations Forecast Analyst
Aug. 3, 2016 9:30 am
Oct. 3, 2016 9:30 am
ISO New England
- United States
ISO New England oversees the 24/7 operation of the power grid that covers the six-states of New England and administers the region’s $10+ billion “stock exchange” for the buying and selling of wholesale electricity. The power system is constantly evolving as new technologies emerge and energy policies evolve. There is a lot going on at our organization behind the scenes to make sure the grid continuously yields reliable electricity at competitive prices while addressing the unique challenges that come along with our industry.
Operations Forecast Analyst
The Operations Forecast Analyst is responsible for performing analyses of weather, anticipated photovoltaic generation and other factors to support improved load forecasting. Conducts on-going and ad-hoc analyses to support various assessments of factors that are used for projecting seasonal load forecasting. Serves as the subject matter expert on weather and natural gas pipeline system operation in the preparation and/or delivery of presentations to external audiences including market participants.
Daily Analysis and Reporting:
•Analyze daily weather and load forecasts for accuracy and prepares trend reports.
•Compare weather vendors’ forecasts to weather forecast models (e.g. ECMWF, GFS, NAM) and actual weather observations.
•Provide interpretations of the weather forecast models for use by the Operations Forecaster.
Seasonal Analysis and Reporting:
•Provide analytic support to the winter/summer outlook assessments, interstate gas pipe-line winter/summer capacity assessments and various readiness seminars for market participants.
•Incorporate new explanatory variables related to Photovoltaic (PV) generation into existing Operations load forecasting processes and other projects to support improved load forecasting.
•Conduct visualization projects for gas pipeline and other fuel related awareness issues.
Severe Weather Event Coordination:
•Oversee severe weather event management process.
•Ensure on-going communication with the National Weather Service, operations and other impacted entities.
•Provide real-time analysis and recommended actions during the event.
•Prepare post-event analysis reports including recommendations for improvements to managing future events, as applicable.
•Conduct in-service education for Operations Forecasters and other operations personnel on subjects such as gas pipeline operations, meteorological theory and trends, weather forecasting and seasonal outlooks.
•Bachelor’s Degree in Engineering, Meteorology, Physics, Operations Research or other analytically technical field of study
•5 – 10 years of experience conducting advanced analysis and reporting on the impact of weather and/or gas pipeline operations on electric power system operations
•NERC Certification a plus
•Electric power system operations and power demand forecasting concepts
•Algorithms used in weather forecasting models
•Variables used in incorporating photovoltaic generation in operations load forecasting
•Working knowledge/understanding of LDC and LNG operations, both local distribution and import facilities
•Advanced analytical and modeling capabilities
•Highly collaborative approach
•Strong project management skills
•Strong oral and written communication skills
•Strong problem solving skills
•Sound decision making/judgement skills
•Deliver presentations to large groups of Market Participants
•Translate external forces (weather/pipeline operations) into real-time impacts on operational performance for use by system operations
•Provide on-site support during severe weather events, including serving as the lead with regional weather service entities – may require off hours suuport
•Meet aggressive deadlines for both on-going and ad-hoc reporting/analysis
Location / Benefits:
ISO New England is located in Holyoke, MA. The company provides a base salary plus bonus, competitive Medical and Dental plan, paid vacation, 401k with company match, retirement plan and more. All benefits start on your first day.
We are proud to be an EEO/AA employer. Applicants for employment are considered without regard to race, creed, color, citizenship, religion, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, national origin, age, disability, status as a veteran, Vietnam Era Veteran, or being a member of the Reserves or National Guard.
Drug Free Environment
We maintain a drug-free workplace and perform pre-employment substance abuse testing.
Social Networking Notice
ISO New England reserves the right to review the candidate's postings on any social networking site accessible in the public domain as part of the candidate assessment process.
For more details