JOE Listings (Job Openings for Economists)
February 1, 2023 - July 31, 2023
California Independent System Operator
Position Title/Short Description
Section: Full-Time Nonacademic
Location: Folsom, California, UNITED STATES
C6 -- Mathematical Methods; Programming Models; Mathematical and Simulation Modeling
L1 -- Market Structure, Firm Strategy, and Market Performance
L5 -- Regulation and Industrial Policy
L9 -- Industry Studies: Transportation and Utilities
Q2 -- Renewable Resources and Conservation
Q4 -- Energy
Q5 -- Environmental Economics
Full Text of JOE Listing:
The California Independent System Operator (CAISO) coordinates diverse energy resources throughout the west into the grid for distribution to consumers. CAISO operates daily and hourly wholesale electricity markets to ensure enough power is available to meet demand. CAISO is a leader in renewable energy, and operates the Western Energy Imbalance Market (WEIM), which links electric utility areas from Canada to Mexico into a single integrated electricity market. The CAISO’s Department of Market Monitoring:
- Performs economic analysis and reporting on performance and efficiency of wholesale energy markets.
- Analyzes proposed revisions to market rules and provides recommendations for prevention /resolution of potential market design problems.
- Monitors behavior of market participants and helps develop and enforce rules to deter market manipulation or gaming.
- Works closely with federal and state regulators who share regulatory authority over different aspects the western electricity markets.
Position requires strong quantitative, analytical, data visualization, writing and communication skills. Relevant education and experience includes applied economic analysis, operations research, data science, statistical analysis, utility operations and planning, energy trading, regulatory and policy analysis. Remote/hybrid work options.
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