Director, Grid Analytics

Growing renewable energy development company headquartered in Austin, Texas, with remote offices, seeks an innovative and motivated leader with at 3-5 years’ experience to start a team of professionals who support the development through construction ready of utility-scale renewable energy projects. Accelergen is building a pipeline of solar, solar + storage, and stand-alone storage projects in key markets across the U.S. by utilizing grid and commercial analytics as the key driver. This is an outstanding opportunity for an individual to significantly contribute to Accelergen’s growth and participate in its shareholder program.

The Director of Grid Analytics is responsible for performing transmission system analysis to drive Accelergen’s greenfield prospecting efforts and support the interconnection for its utility-scale project portfolio. The candidate tracks and analyzes 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 efforts of the entire development portfolio. Accelergen is looking for a director to provide strategic input and develop our proprietary, in-house modeling and study efforts. The Director will provide recommendations directly to the executive team and will have considerable influence on all decisions made on assets in the portfolio.

Core Competencies and Qualifications

  • Experience working with TARA, PSSE and/or PSLF to perform regional screening studies, injection studies and replication of Independent System Operators (“ISOs”)/Transmission Owners (“TOs”) generator deliverability study results, and other power flow analysis to identify optimal interconnection locations in target regions
  • Ability to program and conduct automated power flow base case models, analysis, and post-processing of results using Python, or other scripting languages.
  • Knowledge of open access transmission tariffs with emphasis on generator interconnection procedures, generator study methodologies, and transmission planning processes in one or more of SPP, MISO and various WECC Balancing Authority areas (APS, PacifiCorp, Xcel PSCO, PNM, Nevada Power, SRP, Tri-State, WAPA, BPA, Northwestern, Idaho Power).
  • Experience submitting interconnection requests and navigating the interconnection process to successful execution of Generator Interconnection Agreements for utility scale renewable energy projects.
  • Ability to manage consultants and 3rd party providers to conduct power flow studies, prepare interconnection requests and generator equivalent models necessary for interconnection study process.
  • Ability to estimate interconnection facility and network upgrade costs.
  • Proven history of interacting with and establishing relationships with ISOs and TOs.
  • Strong Excel modeling proficiency with experience in working with large Excel market data sets and data site APIs.

Principal Duties and Responsibilities

  • Write program for and perform innovative and complex power flow studies to support the siting, development, and acquisition of grid scale solar, storage and solar + storage projects.
  • Prepare, submit, and modify interconnection requests and generator models (and/or manage 3rd party vendors on), attend scoping and results meetings, establish relationships with relevant points of contact, budget and forecast interconnection schedule and costs, and navigate the generator interconnection process to negotiate favorable terms for generator interconnection agreements.
  • Strategic decision-making resulting from scenario analysis within a cluster study.
  • Actively track and participate in ISO/TO transmission planning processes, and/or manage consultants to do the same.
  • Obtain and modify regional power flow base cases 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.
  • Produce cost allocation and estimates for network upgrades and interconnection facilities for the proposed projects.
  • Verify and challenge study results. Perform multiple scenario sensitivity analysis based on future queue projections, grid topology and generator retirements.

Minimum Qualifications

  • 3-5 years of experience at consulting agency, IPP, or ISO/TO performing Principal Duties and Responsibilities as listed.
  • BS degree in electrical engineering, physics, computer science or related field. MS degree preferred.
  • Passion for the renewable energy industry.
  • Strong proficiency to express oneself clearly in both conversations and writing.
  • Ability to travel as needed (less than 25% estimated).


  • Salary + annual bonus commensurate with experience.
  • This position is also eligible to participate in Accelergen’s Shareholder Program.
  • Comprehensive benefits package includes market competitive Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, 401(k) match, Paid Time Off and parental leave.

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