Analyst – Grid and Commercial Analytics

Accelergen Energy is a growing renewable energy development company headquartered in Austin, Texas, with remote work flexibility. We are building a pipeline of solar + storage and stand-alone storage projects in key markets across the U.S. by utilizing grid and commercial analytics as the key driver. Accelergen is seeking an innovative and enthusiastic young professional with strong quantitative and automation programming skills to join our Analytics team. The Analytics team provides detailed Grid and Commercial analysis to support the siting and development of superior utility-scale renewable energy projects. This is an outstanding opportunity for an individual to significantly contribute to Accelergen’s growth.

The Analyst, Grid & Commercial Analytics, is responsible for conducting research using industry databases and statistical tools to support fundamental modeling of the US electricity system in WECC and SPP. A successful candidate will play an active role in conducting detailed analysis on US power markets, including tracking and forecasting policy developments, building and maintaining databases and models, and forecasting supply, demand, and prices in those markets. The candidate will also support transmission system analysis to drive Accelergen’s greenfield prospecting efforts and support the interconnection for its utility-scale project portfolio. The candidates’ efforts will track and analyze transmission systems, interconnection queues, and load and generation resources not just as they exist today, but how they are likely to be in the future. The role is critical to the siting and de-risking efforts of the entire development portfolio. Accelergen is looking for the analyst to provide strategic input and to create automated post-processing tools for our proprietary, in-house modeling and study efforts.

Core Competencies and Qualifications

• Excellent data analysis, modelling, and coding skills, using Python or similar.
• Strong Excel modeling proficiency with experience working with large Excel market data sets and data site APIs.
• Strong communicator in written, slide (PowerPoint) and verbal mediums.
• Proficiency in Microsoft Office and advanced analytical and critical thinking skills.
• Experience with Security Constrained Economic Dispatch (SCED) software is a plus.
• Experience in power market nodal modeling including congestion and basis is a plus.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

• Perform comprehensive data analysis to provide inputs for market simulation models and reports.
• Support development of automated simulation reports for analyzing development opportunities.
• Maintain and improve data workflow automation to ensure data accuracy and reliability.
• Establish a systematic and repeatable approach for processing data and forming fundamental perspectives.
• Identify and propose process enhancements to optimize power system simulations across diverse US markets.
• Conduct research, refine selection criteria, and maintain a database of generation and transmission expansion projects and retirements
within balancing authorities in the WECC, CAISO, SPP, MISO, and PJM markets.
• Review and correct operational data for thermal and renewable generation, including VOM (Variable Operating and Maintenance), startup
costs, and other parameters.
• Evaluate various emission programs applicable to each participating thermal plant. Research individual emission rates using publicly
available information.
• Optimize maintenance schedules for thermal plants using an hourly load and generation dispatch tool.
• Actively track ISO/TO transmission planning processes and attend relevant meetings to track developments across various ISO’s.
• Obtain, modify, and maintain regional interconnection models for changes in resource mix and transmission topology based on ISO/TO
regional plans.
• Remain up to date on all relevant new and upcoming technologies and knowledge to model them as per regions generator interconnection
study criteria.
• Strategize on new project site selection and evaluate transmission-related opportunities to ensure competitive transmission availability.
• Function as a subject matter expert on transmission and market design, tracking policy changes and performing research on
interconnection and transmission policies

Minimum Qualifications

• An outstanding academic record with a degree in engineering, economics, computer science, mathematics, statistics, or similar.
• 1-2 years of experience in the renewable energy industry or in electricity market fundamentals, inclusive of co-ops, internships, or
academic programs.
• Strong proficiency to express oneself clearly in both conversations and writing.
• Ability to travel as needed (less than 10% estimated).


• Salary + annual bonus commensurate with experience.
• Comprehensive benefits package includes market competitive Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, 401(k) match, Paid Time Off and parental

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