Iberdrola USA Senior Analyst - Market Fundamentals EAST (REN) in Portland, Oregon


Business and Department

Portland Corporate Office Portland,OR


Enhance the company’s existing nodal modeling capabilities of the Eastern Interconnect and ERCOT

Research, map and model power and transmission system components and data required to analyze nodal

Perform market-wide (Independent System Operator markets) simulations using Aurora.xmp power market

Avangrid Renewables is seeking an experienced nodal market analyst to join the Fundamentals group at Avangrid Renewables headquarters in Portland, OR. The successful candidate will work on highly technical, quantitative, and analytical initiatives and projects including, but not limited to, powerflow analysis, market simulation, locational marginal price (LMP) analysis, renewable integration studies, and evaluation of the impact of market rule changes on these forecasts and analyses in the Eastern Interconnect and ERCOT regions. The ideal candidate will have a deep understanding of nodal market operations in one or both of these regions, powerflow analysis experience, and experience with or desire to learn power market simulation models such as Aurora.xmp, PLEXOS, or similar. Responsibilities`

production cost models.

price formation using production cost models.

simulation software in the ERCOT and Eastern regions to support locational marginal power price (LMP) forecasting and assess the incremental impacts of new generation and/or transmission additions on locational factors (e.g., marginal congestion and line loss costs).

for different generation technologies.

  • applicable.

Conduct historic nodal pricing analysis. Provide results summaries and explanations to non-technical and technical audiences.Provide insights for renewable resource optimization and support strategic development of renewable assets

Improve the company’s modeling capabilities in simulations. Conduct power flow studies and network analysis using PowerWorld Simulator (or equivalent). Perform different types of studies such as renewable asset integration studies and production cost analysis

Provide analytical support to various projects at the direction of senior managers. Coordinate power market assumptions with Fundamentals staff producing long-term price forecasts where

  • 5 years of experience in transmission and market simulation modeling or equivalent experience; (the

Deep understanding of transmission system and power flow fundamentals, LMP formation, and relevant

Demonstrated experience with ISO market operations with respect to LMP modeling and working with

Work in a project-based setting to effectively coordinate scenario analysis with project development team,

in Texas and the eastern United States.

market structure, and investment office staff and maintain clear documentation and version control of analyses performed.


Bachelor’s degree in Electrical Engineering (power system emphasis desired), Mathematics or related

Proficiency in PowerWorld Simulator or other loadflow analysis tools Proficiency in use of Excel for analysis and other Microsoft office tools Demonstrated understanding of the ERCOT, PJM, NE-ISO, MISO or NYISO market design, operations, and

quantitative field with strong preference given to candidates with solid educational background in power systems analysis or equivalent combination of education and relevant industry experience

company may consider candidates with less experience at a lower level)

  • sensitivities.

optimization models, including detailed knowledge of optimization and quantitative methods and data underlying market simulations, powerflow, contingency and congestion analysis, unit commitment and economic dispatch

price formation.

business and technical personnel at all organizational levels. Must work collaboratively with Fundamentals colleagues in the US and Spain, and with internal stakeholders

and the ability to stay current with relevant technology and innovations and market rule changes that impact job responsibilities

information appropriately


Must demonstrate effective resource and project planning, decision making, results delivery, team building,

Ability to acquire FERC Critical Energy Infrastructure Information (CEII) clearance and safeguard critical

Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to communicate effectively with both

Ability to work independently or with a team and communicate with people from a wide variety of

Preferred Skills

  • Experience with power market price forecasting and simulations using constrained economic dispatch models such as Aurora.xmp or similiar

  • Extensive knowledge of power market simulation/optimization models and/or transmission systems analysis tools and data sources

All offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a medical Fit for Duty exam (only ifapplicable to job requirements), background check, references, drug screen, verification of legal right to work in the U.S., and in some cases, a credit check. A credit check will be administered when a prospective employee will be working in Finance, Accounting, Treasury or where duties may involve handling of funds, accounts or cash. A MotorVehicle (MVR) check will be administered when a prospective employee will be regularly using a company vehicle.

Avangrid Renewables is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, protected veteran status, status as an individual with a disability, or any other status or class protected by federal or state law.

Full Time Exempt

Company: Avangrid Renewables

Department: Wind Policy

Job Title: Senior Analyst - Market Fundamentals EAST

Location: Portland, OR

REFERENCE: 5104383301

Publication date: 22.10.2018