Feb 26, 2024

Power Settlements Analyst II

  • Northern California Power Agency (NCPA)
  • Roseville, CA, USA
  • $99,216 - $124,010 yearly
Full time Business Development Finance Other

Job Description

DEFINITION

This professional-level position requires a versatile, resourceful, self-starting individual. The position is responsible for the performance of both the day-to-day power settlements among NCPA members, Western, California, and Federal electricity markets, local balancing authority area operators (CAISO, BANC, EIM), as well as settlement activities associated with NCPA Power Management’s Service Customers. Other responsibilities include tracking and meter data management validation duties, GHG (Greenhouse Gas) monitoring and analysis, analysis and testing associated with new CAISO market initiatives, and comprehensive analytic or technical studies, as required, including proceedings before state and federal regulatory agencies and public officials. This is a full journey-level position capable of performing all the duties and responsibilities of the Settlements Analyst I. Performs the full range of duties as assigned, receiving only occasional instruction, training, or assistance as new or unusual situations arise. Additionally, incumbents perform a variety of assigned complex technical and professional work in the areas of power accounts settlements, budgeting, systems development, and audit. Incumbents also provide technical analysis and assistance to staff, Members, contractual participants, and others, as required.

 

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

This position requires that the incumbent report for work on time and maintain satisfactory attendance in accordance with Agency policy; Ensures work responsibilities are covered when absent; Arrives to meetings and appointments on time; Performs special assignments as assigned. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Responsibilities:

Provides technical advice, functional instruction, and guidance to less experienced Power Settlement staff as needed. Trains new Power Settlements Analysts and cross trains as roles evolve. Recommends personnel actions. Prepares and presents training/tutorials on All Resources Bill, Pre-Bill process, Power Settlement processes overall, and various other topics, as needed, in person or via webinars (s) to NCPA Members and Project Participant staff.

Serves as subject matter expert, working with Information Services, on Power Settlements application requirements, such as All Resources Bill enhancements, and testing system enhancements in development.

Implements and operates complicated power settlements systems. Prepares complex analytical reports and supporting documentation.

Provides analysis, integration, and implementation of new energy market initiatives and/or customers/Scheduling Coordination accounts (e.g., ISO, Western Energy Imbalance Market (“EIM”), renewable generating resources, Community Choice Energy/Aggregators (“CCE”).

Monitors settlements associated with Renewable Energy Credits and acts as or provides support to NCPA’s Qualified Reporting Entity representative; registers credits on the Western Renewable Energy Generation Information System (“WREGIS”) or its successor.

Monitors settlements functions of Western capacity and energy allocations, market purchases and sales, Pool transmission activity, and other transactions as they occur; Prepares or reviews power settlement transactions for proper budget classification.

Conducts special studies requiring complex, voluminous, and detailed analysis of power costs and revenues. Recommends operational changes that provide better value to Members and Participants.

Coordinates and participates in the development, analysis, and monitoring of the Agency's power supply budgets. Acts as power settlements representative to other department managers and supervisors in regard to cost summary and budgetary reports.

Assists with the implementation of systems, policies, and procedures and special projects requiring highly technical study and analyses. Recommends changes or modifications to methods or systems as applicable.

Assists with formal budget and other presentations to upper management and the governing body.

Performs special assignments for the Power Settlements Supervisor or others as assigned, including preparation of testimony and exhibits for presentation before state and national regulatory proceedings.

 

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

Education and/or Experience    

Bachelor's degree (B. A.) from a four-year college or university with an emphasis on quantitative analysis, plus four (4) years of prior experience as a Power Settlements Analyst I or an equivalent combination of education and experience.

 

KNOWLEDGE AND ABILITIES 

Knowledge:

Knowledge of California Independent System Operator settlements procedures for tariff services and Metered Subsystem services; NCPA settlements procedures for scheduling coordinator services and the ten-member power pool; California Energy Imbalance Markets; NCPA’s Western (WAPA) contracts

California’s Green House Gas rules; CARB renewable energy credits; Knowledge of NCPA settlements procedures for scheduling coordinator services and the ten-member power pool.

Abilities:

Ability to retrieve detailed records and summary-level data from NCPA’s Oracle database systems through the use of Structured Query Language (“SQL”) statements in proprietary software (e.g., SAS, Toad, SQL Developer, Oracle Database Connection [“ODBC”]) and process through proprietary or open-source software programming applications (e.g., SAS, Visual Basic for Applications [“VBA”], R, Python, Excel workbooks); Ability to read, analyze, and interpret CAISO tariff, NCPA operating agreements, and contracts, standard industry power purchase agreements, technical procedures, and governmental regulations; Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals; Ability to present information effectively and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, customers, and the general public; and the Ability to analyze and interpret settlement formulas expressed in summation notation.

 

SPECIAL REQUIREMENTS

Valid California Driver's License and insurance. 

This job has no supervisory responsibilities.

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to walk; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl, and taste or smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

All employees are responsible for contributing to an inclusive, safe, and secure work environment that values diverse cultures, perspectives, and experiences and is free from discrimination.