Power Trading Analyst

Date:  Jun 1, 2024

Houston, TX, US, 77002

Company:  NRG

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The West Power Commercial Operations Desk is looking for a highly motivated individual to join the team and support commercial operations in the CAISO, the western US and Canada. The successful candidate will be responsible for supporting a broad range of activities, including wholesale pricing; customer reporting; scheduling; market analysis; modelling; and research.  This role in intended to provide the foundation for high performers to advance into a power trading career path. 


Essential Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Manage pre-scheduling, tie-outs and NERC e-tagging for WECC physical power transactions
  • Assist with CAISO Congestion Revenue Right (CRR) allocation and auction processes
  • Develop comprehensive models to analyze commodity markets, price new business opportunities and advise customers
  • Identify opportunities for new business with wholesale counterparties including Community Choice Aggregations (CCAs), utilities as well as other wholesale energy companies
  • Manage and validate short-term CCA forecasts and position reports
  • Assist Regulatory and Compliance Teams as required to ensure a prompt and comprehensive response to regulatory developments as well as timely compliance to existing regulations
  • Provide research as needed to identify possible strategic business opportunities


Working Conditions:

  • Open office environment
  • Evening and weekend work may be required based on business needs


Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelors Degree preferably in Mathematics, Engineering, or related fields from an accredited college or university
  • 0-3 years of related experience
  • An understanding of physical and financial power markets
  • Effective verbal and written communication skills
  • Ability to multi-task, prioritize and adhere to deadlines while maintaining attention to detail
  • Strong spreadsheet, programming, and presentation skills
  • Must be a creative thinker with strong investigative and analytical skills
  • Statistical proficiency
  • Strong interpersonal skills


Preferred Qualifications:

  • Proficient coder of SQL, and an object-oriented programming language (Ruby, Python, VBA)

Advanced quantitative degree preferably in Mathematics, Engineering, or related fields from an accredited college or university


NRG Energy is committed to a drug and alcohol-free workplace. To the extent permitted by law and any applicable collective bargaining agreement, employees are subject to periodic random drug testing, and post-accident and reasonable suspicion drug and alcohol testing. EOE AA M/F/Protected Veteran Status/Disability. Level, Title and/or Salary may be adjusted based on the applicant's experience or skills.

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Nearest Major Market: Houston