Load Forecast Model Analyst (REMOTE)
Company: California ISO
Posted on: May 15, 2022
The California Independent System Operator (ISO) manages the flow
of electricity across the high-voltage, long-distance power lines
that make up 80 percent of California's power grid. We safeguard
the economy and well-being of 30 million Californians by operating
the grid reliabily 24/7.
As the impartial grid operator, the California ISO opens access to
the wholesale power market that is designed to diversify resources
and lower prices. It also grants equal access to 25,865
circuit-miles of power lines and reduces barriers to diverse
resources competing to bring power to customers.
The California ISO's function is often compared to that of air
traffic controllers. It would be grossly unfair for air traffic
controllers to represent one airline and profit from allowing that
company's planes to go through before others. In the same way, the
California ISO operates independently-managing the electron traffic
on a power grid we do not own-making sure electricity is safely
delivered to utilities and consumers on time and reliably.
The California ISO is committed to the health, safety, and
work/life integration of it employees and is proud to offer
flexible work arrangements. This position would be eligible to
participate in a fully remote schedule.
Relocation Assistance is available.
Under the general direction of the Manager, participates in
developing programs to track, evaluate, implement, and promote
forecasting model evolution including production modeling on Short
Term Forecasting using Big Data, Machine Learning, Numerical
Weather Prediction Models, Artificial Intelligence, and Neural
Networks. Develops and enhances energy efficiency models, demand
response models, and other energy models and incorporates their
impacts to the Short Term Load Forecast.
What's In it for You
Our purpose is to lead the way to tomorrow's energy network. Make a
difference and impact millions of people who depend on electricity
in their everyday lives.
You get to work on interesting and challenging assignments that
will help grow your skill set.
You will work in an extremely collaborative environment inside our
LEED certified Folsom, California campus.
You will be challenged, be a part of a winning team, and your
contributions will be rewarded and recognized.
What You Will Be Doing
Participates in the research, development, and implementation of
new forecasting tools and interfaces. Assists with integrating and
preparing large, varied datasets, specialized databases and
computing environments, and communicating results. Collaborates on
the enhancement of current or development of new tools using
computer programming languages such as VBA, Python, Perl, etc.
Evaluates potential inefficiencies in current procedures and
Develops and enhances energy efficiency models, demand response
models, short term load forecast, wind forecast, solar forecast,
and other energy models (i.e., plug in electric vehicles,
distributive generation models) through the use of statistical,
algorithmic, mining and visualization techniques.
Coordinates and participates in Short Term Forecasting projects to
implement new or enhanced features to production environments
Conducts post-analysis to evaluate forecast accuracy. Stays abreast
of forecasting developments within the research community as it
pertains to energy demand, uncertainty, weather, and renewable
Level of Education and Discipline
A Bachelor's degree (BA, BS) or equivalent education, training or
experience in Engineering, Mathematics, Statistics, Computer
Science, Meteorology, Economics, or a closely related field.
An advanced degree (MS or PhD) is preferred.
Amount Of Experience
Equivalent years of education and training, plus two (2) years or
more of related experience.
Type Of Experience
Experience in Short or Long Term (Load, Wind, and/or Solar
generation)forecasting using artificial neural network (ANN),
Support Vector Machine (SVM), machine learning, and/or regression
Open source project experiences that demonstrate programming,
advanced mathematical, and machine learning abilities and
Experience showing application of statistics, advanced mathematics,
simulation, software development, and data modeling to integrate
and clean data, recognize patterns, address uncertainty, pose
questions, and make discoveries.
Experience in data management and scientific application
processing, including data warehousing, workflow development, and
Research experience in Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence,
and Neural Networks (e.g. links to open-source work or link to
novel learning algorithms) preferred.
Knowledge and experience in electricity market designs and power
system operations desired.
Experience in forecast model technique, tuning, and demonstrated
model improvements desired.
Familiarity with Numerical Weather Prediction Models and aptitude
for working with the statistical analysis of data and gridded
atmospheric data sets.
Familiarity with ITRON forecast model is preferred.
Desired programming languages
Additional Skills And Abilities
Strong verbal and written communication and documentation skills
required, with a demonstrated attention to detail.
Ability to use deductive reasoning and analytical thinking with
sound judgment and decision-making skills.
Strong interpersonal and conflict resolution skills are also
Must be self-starting and willing and able to work independently in
a dynamic corporate organization under pressure of tight deadlines
and aggressive expectations.
Problem solving skills with the ability to influence others without
Must be able to work effectively in a team environment as
facilitator and team member.
Must be proficient with Microsoft Office Suite.
We will also consider applicants for an Senior Power Systems
Forecaster Specialist position. This position requires a Bachelor's
degree (BA, BS) or equivalent education, training or experience in
Engineering, Mathematics, Statistics, Computer Science,
Meteorology, Economics, or a closely related field and five (5)
years of experience.. Master's degree preferred**
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