Luminant, a subsidiary of Energy Future Holdings , formerly TXU Corp., is the largest competitive power generation business in Texas. Its operations also include mining, wholesale marketing and trading, and development. Luminant has more than 15,400 megawatts of generation, including 2,300 MW fueled by nuclear power and 8,000 MW fueled by coal. The company is one of the largest purchasers of wind-generated electricity in Texas and the nation. Luminant has mined and restored over 60,000 acres and planted over 25 million trees in a land-reclamation program that has been recognized with over 120 awards for environmental conservation. At Luminant, we are committed to improving our environment by serving our customers and communities through more efficient- and cleaner sources of energy. We are also committed to our values of honesty and integrity, mutual respect, innovation, competitive spirit and diversity.
The Generation Compliance Director position will plan, organize, and direct all aspects of Luminant Power (Nuclear and Fossil) compliance and regulatory advocacy, to ensure compliance and proper representation of Luminant Power interests with respect to applicable laws, regulations, protocols, and standards that are published, adopted, or enforced by the United States Congress, the Texas Legislature, the Public Utility Commission of Texas (“PUCT”), the Federal Energy Regulatory Commission (“FERC”), the Electric Reliability Council of Texas (“ERCOT”), Texas Regional Entity ("TRE") and the North American Electric Reliability Corporation (“NERC”). Luminant Power currently has eight separate corporate entities that operate in the ERCOT market and are subject to rules, regulations and protocols promulgated by ERCOT, the PUCT, the TRE, NERC and FERC. This position serves as an ERCOT Authorized Representative and is the TRE/NERC Authorized Signatory for each of Luminant Power’s corporate entities and associated plants. This establishes the incumbent to be a primary corporate contact with ERCOT and TRE for all issues related to Luminant's activities associated with ERCOT and NERC compliance activities.
The Generation Compliance organization serves as the Luminant Power primary interface with Luminant Energy to ensure accurate and timely plant and unit related information critical to the proper financial representation of the generation assets in the ERCOT market. This position is responsible for directing and coordinating all activities associated with the supply of this information to ensure maximum market profitability of Luminant generation resources. This includes but is not limited to the development, implementation, training, and management of electronic systems required in support of these efforts.
In addition, this position is responsible for directing all activities in the management of the PUCT required Standard Generation Interconnect Agreements and Maintenance Services Agreements between all Luminant Power entities, associated plant facilities, and Oncor. As such, this position is responsible for direction of all efforts on Luminant Power’s behalf to ensure maximum unit output value through the interconnections to the ERCOT grid.
Key Roles & Responsibilities Other duties may be assigned. Directly or through others, the incumbent will:
Plan, develop, organize, implement, and direct a comprehensive compliance and reporting program that will assist Luminant Power leadership in maintaining compliance with Power related ERCOT, NERC, FERC, PUCT and TRE laws, regulations, protocols, and guidance applicable to all Luminant generation assets as well as assisting in maintaining compliance with applicable EFH and Luminant policies and procedures.
Serve as the official NERC Security Alert and Advisory Contact for Luminant Power.
Serve as the Luminant Power Authorized Signatory for all certifications and compliance filings with the TRE/NERC.
Serve as the official registered Luminant Power NERC Ballot Body Member with the authority to represent Luminant interests and position in regard to NERC standards.
Represent Luminant Power on the NERC Standards Committee to influence and advocate Luminant’s interest in the development of laws and regulations affecting the power generation industry. The NERC Standards Committee is one of the top two NERC committees responsible for providing direction and oversight to the development of electric reliability standards applicable and enforceable in the United States and Canada.
Direct all Power participation assignments and coordination of Luminant positions in relation to NERC Standard Drafting teams. These teams are responsible for the development of reliability standards which establish legal compliance obligations directly affecting all Generation Owners and Operators in the United States and Canada including all Luminant entities. Luminant Power actively participates as members or observers to influence the development of these standards on Luminant’s behalf.
Direct the collection, compilation and preparation of all required reports, filings and responses to requests for information on behalf of Luminant Power's registered entities with ERCOT, TRE, NERC and FERC.
Direct the preparation and participation of all Luminant Power entities in required TRE/NERC audits.
Direct Luminant Power activities in the development, communication, and maintenance of audit records regarding Luminant Power Regulatory Compliance Procedures applicable to ERCOT, PUCT, NERC, DOE and TRE regulations.
Direct Luminant Power responses to Litigation or Regulatory Requests for Information.
Coordinate all Luminant Power NERC, TRE, FERC and ERCOT activities with Luminant Legal and Regulatory Affairs organizations to ensure a consensus of position, philosophy, and approach.
Serve as an Authorized Representative for each of Luminant Power’s Resource Entities with ERCOT.
Serve as primary interface with LUME and Luminant Power for the coordination of critical market unit operational information required to accurately represent the financial position of all Luminant units in the ERCOT market.
Serve as Business Unit Owner of Nodal GAPS. The Generation Availability and Performance System provides all market related unit information necessary for direct transmittal of unit reliability and operational statistics for market modeling electronically to LUME and ERCOT.
Primary contact and responsible for directing activities in the management of PUCT Standard Generator Interconnect Agreements and Maintenance Service Agreements between all Luminant entities/facilities and Oncor.
Staff, Develop, and Manage the Performance & Compensation of all assigned Luminant or Third Party resources as the work loads define. The Incumbent will also develop a Work Group Budget as required and administer resources to same.
Education, Experience, & Skill Requirements
This position requires broad and extensive knowledge of the power utility industry in general; detailed knowledge of the Luminant corporate structure, policies and operations in particular; and experience in generation dispatch, plant operations, and market operations.
Detailed knowledge and understanding of applicable ERCOT protocols, PUCT substantive rules, TRE and NERC reliability standards related to Luminant Power’s corporate entities and their operations in the ERCOT market.
The incumbent must possess excellent verbal, analytical, written and presentation and must be able to effectively communicate in writing and orally with peers, superiors, regulators and other ERCOT market participants.
The incumbent should possess as a minimum a Bachelor's degree in engineering and be registered as a Professional Engineer in the State of Texas; an advanced degree (Masters or equivalent) is not a requirement but would be desirable.
The incumbent should have at least 10 years experience in the electric utility industry, five of which should preferably be in Texas.
The incumbent should have at least 3 years experience in the management and application of PUCT, ERCOT and NERC compliance requirements.
The incumbent should have at least 3 years experience in the development of compliance and regulatory advocacy information or responses.
The incumbent should have at least 5 years experience leading diverse, multi-functional teams.
Occasional long, irregular hours.
Frequent work in a power plant environment
Extended periods of time working at a desktop or laptop computer. It is the policy of Energy Future Holdings, Luminant, and TXU Energy to comply with all employment laws and to afford equal employment opportunity to individuals in all aspects of employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, national origin, age, disability, military service, veteran status, genetic information, or any other status protected under the law.
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