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Senior Transmission Strategist

Broomfield, CO

SR. VP, Transmission
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8/7/13 RES America Developments Inc., located in Broomfield, Colorado seeks a Senior Transmission Strategist .

Responsibilities:

Provide all transmission-related support for the interconnection and operation of utility-scale renewable energy, frequency regulation, and energy storage projects within designated regions of North America (US and Canada), from the "prospecting" phase of a project through the commercial operation date (COD).

  • Assess curtailment potential and locational marginal pricing (LMP) differentials resulting from transmission constraints to identify optimum project sites and determine economic risk for projects.
  • Devise strategies for utilizing financial transmission rights (FTRs), wheeling, and transmission services agreements (TSAs) to assure energy deliveries from projects to customers.
  • Determine optimum strategy for interconnecting the project output to the electric grid based on curtailment potential, interconnection costs, system impact assessments, real-time energy pricing, and market delivery options.
  • Assessment of the technical and commercial feasibility for interconnection and delivery options proposed for third-party projects in which Renewable Energy Systems Americas Inc. is considering acquiring or providing services.
  • Identification and assessment of opportunities for the development and construction of new transmission lines.
  • Monitor transmission issues in local, regional, and Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) level regulatory venues, particularly regarding transmission interconnections, cost allocations, and dispatch protocols.
  • Use analytical tools and methods to determine optimum plan for interconnection and energy delivery.
  • Assess actual grid capacity in a region by reviewing and verifying technical studies performed by transmission providers, subordinates, and consultants.
  • Communicate and negotiate with transmission providers to develop the most efficient and cost-effective plan for integrating the project into the electric power grid.
  • Qualifications:

    1) Bachelor's Degree in electrical engineering;

    2) At least three years of experience as an electrical engineer handling technical studies, regulatory and administrative issues relating to transmission and bulk electric systems, followed by an additional two years of experience with a major energy developer handling a wide spectrum of commercial, technical, strategic, regulatory, and administrative issues pertaining to the interconnection and delivery of energy from renewable energy projects.

    3) Established relationships with transmission planners, transmission interconnection administrators, and transmission tariff personnel with multiple investor-owned and cooperative utilities.

    4) Extensive experience with interconnection queuing processes including the direction and assessment of feasibility, system impact, and facilities studies and associated financial requirements.

    5) Familiarity with transmission interconnection and wheeling protocols, power markets, and dispatch protocols within applicable North American Electric Reliability Corporation (NERC) and Regional Transmission Organizations (RTO) regions.

    6) Experience performing studies using one or more power system analysis packages such as: Power System Simulator for Engineering (PSSE), Positive Sequence Load Flow (PSLF) or Power World Simulator.

    7) Familiarity with current regulatory requirements, including a practical understanding of Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (FERC) and Transmission Provider Tariffs for generation interconnection and transmission services.

    8) Ability to travel as much as 20% of the time.

    9) Ability to communicate effectively in both commercial and technical venues on a stand-alone basis.

    Salary $124,030 per year plus normal company benefits including health insurance. Qualified candidates please apply at www.res-americas.com

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