Power System Planning Analyst Job

Job Overview

Toronto, Ontario
Job Type
Full Time
Salary / Compensation
Details Not Provided
Date Posted
10 months ago

Additional Details

Some Exp. Required (2 - 5 Years)

Job Description

The Power System Planning Division is responsible for forecasting long term electricity demand, assessing the reliability of the electricity system, identify system needs and explores the province’s ability to meet them. Power system plans integrate conservation, demand, supply and transmission considerations. Reporting to the Manager, Resource Integration, the Power System Planning Analyst is accountable for developing requirements of electricity needs, developing and maintaining electricity resource integration models and tools, and providing analysis and insights to advance and inform decisions making at the IESO to ensure system reliability that drives alignment in the IESO’s strategy, values and culture.

What you’ll do 

  • Supporting the Resource Integration team and under the direction of senior staff, conduct long-term electricity resource adequacy assessments in line with power system planning processes with a focus on resources by conducting analytical and technical system reliability studies to inform electricity requirements
  • Maintain and develop commercial and in-house developed models and tools to support resource adequacy assessments; conduct ongoing technical and statistical assessments, scenarios and risks studies using a variety of inputs as part of the integrated power system planning process to assess power system behaviour and performance
  • Participate with internal and/or external parties in studies and analyses in support of the objectives of the Resource Integration team, including research and best practices on planning methods, tools and practice
  • Understand and apply NERC, NPCC, and IESO standards and criteria in development and conducting of analysis
  • Support the development of planning products including the Reliability Outlook, compliance submissions to NERC and NPCC, Annual Planning Outlook and other special projects
  • Evaluate specifications and options for meeting supply needs through a variety of options including but not limited to conservation, generation, transmission to support procurement and/or market based initiatives
  • Assist with researching, gathering and analysis of data and developing and evaluating alternatives, developing materials for stakeholder presentations and supporting stakeholder engagements
  • Participate with development and preparation of submissions, reports, briefing for stakeholder review, Board of Directors’ information, regulatory proceedings and other purposes
  • Maintain and keep abreast of market sector trends and practices, electricity industry developments, energy, environment and economic policies and legislation

What you need to succeed

  • A university degree in Engineering, Science, Mathematics, Statistics, Economics or other relevant discipline is required. 
  • Over 4 years of experience in planning, regulatory, research or analytical environment is typically required to complete the responsibility of the job.  Experience in the electricity sector is preferred
  • Strong quantitative, statistical, problem solving skills and learning agility
  • Strong capability in verbal and written communication and presentation skills to prepare and present complex information and analysis, briefings and reports to small and large groups
  • Self-initiative, creativity, passion for problem solving and comfort with ambiguity and complexity
  • Skill in the use of various specialized power system analysis and production simulation tools and technologies is an asset (e.g. MARS, UPLAN, PLEXOS, PSS/E, etc.); thorough and thoughtful understanding of the results from such analysis and simulations
  • Highly fluent in the use of MS Office applications and databases (Excel, @RISK, Access, PowerPoint, etc).
  • Experience in programming ability is an asset (Python, VBA, Matlab, Tableau)
  • Thorough understanding of planning, operations, electricity market and other related concepts, their criteria, application and relevancy
  • Keen interest and good knowledge of the current Ontario electricity sector policy and market environment
  • Passion for serving electricity customers and public interest in the role of planning and an appreciation for its importance

What’s in it for you

  • A comprehensive total rewards program, including best-in-class benefits and a flexible workplace
  • A challenging, fast-paced and collaborative team environment, where your perspectives and experiences matter
  • Leaders who support your growth and success through regular feedback and coaching
  • The opportunity to work with some of the brightest minds in the industry

Deadline: August 12, 2022


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