Power Resource Planning Analyst

Company Name: Silicon Valley Clean Energy
Phone Number: (917) 974-0199
City: Sunnyvale
State/Provence: California
Zip: 94087
Job Title: Power Resource Planning Analyst
Number of Openings: 1
Position Type: Energy Services / Energy Efficiency
Posting Start Date: June 26, 2017
Salary: $7,700 - $12,100
Salary Per: Per Month
Work Time: 40
Work Time Type: Hours

About Us…

The Silicon Valley Clean Energy Authority is a new local public agency formed in March 2016 to bring cleaner energy to residents and businesses in participating communities. Participating jurisdictions include Campbell, Cupertino, Gilroy, Los Altos, Los Altos Hills, Los Gatos, Monte Sereno, Morgan Hill, Mountain View, Saratoga, Sunnyvale and the unincorporated areas of Santa Clara County. SVCE is guided by a Board of Directors, which is comprised of a representative from the governing body of each member community.

The principal purpose of SVCE is to implement a Community Choice Energy (CCE) program for its member communities.  SVCE will purchase electricity on the open market from clean generation sources (such as solar, wind, and hydropower) on behalf of customers in its service area.  Electricity will still be delivered over the existing transmission system, which will continue to be owned and operated by the current electric utility. Implementing a CCE program helps achieve local community climate actions goals.


SVCE is in startup mode. The program will serve more than 240,000 customer accounts and has started its first customer phase in April 2017.  In the meantime, many operational aspects of the new agency and program are continuing to be built. Led by Tom Habashi, CEO, Silicon Valley Clean Energy now seeks to build its flagship team to develop the key administrative, marketing, and power resource management functions needed to launch this exciting and important program.


The Position…

The Power Resource Planning Analyst has responsibility for power portfolio monitoring, tracking and resolution of CAISO Statement discrepancies, risk mitigation, and operations reporting as well as invoice review and validation to support the SVCE power supply portfolio. The new Power Resource Planning Analyst will:

  • Establish standard operating procedures, protocols and safeguards to ensure procurement team decision making processes are aligned with agency goals.
  • Evaluate congestion impacts of contracted physical paths and identify financially advantageous paths for nomination to the annual, monthly, and quarterly CAISO allocations and auctions.
  • Work with consultants, vendors, scheduling coordinator, and senior management to analyze risk and value around complex transactions and portfolio positions, including power generation, load forecasts and load scheduling, hedging strategies.
  • Serve as point of contact for counterparties in ensuring compliance with supply agreements.
  • Monitor and manage assigned counterparty relationships to support performance and contract compliance.
  • Performance auditing and monitoring for power supply contracts, including contract milestones and deliverables.
  • Identify opportunities for portfolio optimization, budget savings, congestion cost avoidance and project development.
  • Perform validation on invoices as assigned to ensure accurate charges and credits have been applied.
Experience Required:

The Ideal Candidate…

The new Power Resource Planning Analyst will have knowledge of energy generation technologies including carbon neutral electric energy, conventional energy, and renewable energy; procurement processes and use of renewable energy certificates to support mandatory and voluntary compliance programs; CAISO settlements process; and the structure and content of standard power purchase agreements for various resource types.  The qualified candidate will possess:

Education: A Bachelor’s degree in engineering, business, economics, operations research, or accounting.

Experience: Three years of progressively responsible experience in electric utility power settlements, Community Choice Aggregation or Direct Access program, or in a closely related field.  Technical experience in the management of CAISO Settlements is required.

Certification:  Possession of a valid California Class C Driver License or ability to provide alternate transportation as approved by the CEO and a safe driving record.

Compensation and Benefits…

$7,700 – $12,100 monthly, DOQ, plus a competitive benefits package.


How to Apply:

Application and Selection Process…

The position is open until filled with initial screening beginning July 14, 2017.  To be considered for this position, please submit a SVCE application, detailed resume, cover letter, and three professional references to:

Shellie Anderson
Bryce Consulting, Inc.
3436 American River Drive, Ste. 7A
Sacramento, CA 95864
Tel: 916-974-0199 Fax: 916-974-0224
Email: sanderson@bryceconsulting.com

Posting End Date: July 24, 2017