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Sr. Power Market Analyst


TX, Houston

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Company Profile:

Direct Energy generates electricity and produces natural gas, as well as selling commodities and servicing the energy needs of homes and businesses in 46 U.S. states plus the District of Columbia and 10 Canadian provinces. We also help our customers save on their energy bills through energy efficiency. Located in over 50 locations, our team of 6,000+ employees serve over 6 million residential and commercial customer relationships.

Direct Energy is a subsidiary of Centrica plc (LSE:CNA), one of the world's leading integrated energy companies with over 20 million customers and 34,000 employees worldwide. We are committed to being the most recommended energy and services provider and leading the transition to a low carbon society.


  • MS or PhD degree in electrical engineering with power systems focus
  • Working experience related to power systems, transmission/congestion and generation analyses, ideally at an ISO
  • Deep understanding of generation commitment, dispatch in power markets, CRRs/FTRs and security-constrained economic dispatch is a must. Competence in running least-cost dispatch and power flow models (Examples include AURORAxmp, UPLAN, PowerWorld and PSS/E) is required
  • Exceptional mathematical and computer skills (PowerWorld, MATLAB, SQL and VBA are required) and the ability to perform advanced quantitative modeling
  • Familiarity with the ERCOT and PJM market design, protocols and their topology is a big plus
  • Must have basic understanding of principles of economics and finance
  • Must have basic understanding of power and gas trading
  • Must have strong analytical, verbal and written communication skills
  • Must be able to work independently on a variety of simultaneous projects
  • Must be a team player willing to learn new skills as well as sharing knowledge


  • Develop, maintain and support tools, including models for forecasting short and long term energy, ancillary services and capacity prices
  • Provide reliable and timely analyses on daily, weekly, balance of month, and term market prices
  • Develop and implement tools for forecasting load for markets Direct Energy actively participates in and separate Direct Energy business units
  • Maintain knowledge of key market issues affecting ISOs, including market rules, regulatory changes, strategies and incentives of various market players, supply, demand, and other market drivers
  • Gather necessary data and do the analysis to answer questions on very short notice, and provide advice on a variety of market topics
  • Effectively communicate electricity and natural gas market knowledge to help formulate strategies for proprietary trading, asset optimization and load swing
  • Develop and document methodologies and best practices for performing analysis and research

The IndividualDirect Energy and its subsidiaries are an Equal Opportunity Employer - EOE AA M/F/Vet/Disability