The Bonneville Power Administration is a nonprofit federal power marketing administration based in the Pacific Northwest. Although BPA is part of the U.S. Department of Energy, it is self-funding and covers its costs by selling its products and services. BPA markets wholesale electrical power from 31 federal hydroelectric projects in the Northwest, one nonfederal nuclear plant and several small nonfederal power plants.
As an Electrical Engineer, you will:
Lead and provide expert advice in the development of plans for modification and addition to BPA transmission system.
Provide guidance, advice as well as perform power system simulations that include power flow, voltage stability and transient stability studies on large-scale power system.
Provide expert advice and assess transmission system performance against NERC/WECC/BPA reliability standards and criteria.
Analyze BPA and regional transmission system performance to identify cost effective projects for application of non-wire solutions.
Develop, validate and implement power system models in transmission system studies.
Develop plans-of-service for flow gates, interties and load service areas for inclusion in the long range transmission expansion plan.
As a subject matter expert, work with interconnected utilities in developing cost effective joint transmission reinforcement plans to solve regional problems.
Participate and represent BPA in industry groups such as FERC, NERC, WECC, Northwest Power Pool (NWPP), Electric Power Research Institute (EPRI) and sub-regional organizations such as Northern Grid.
Specialized experience for this position is defined as experience in 1) performing complex bulk electric system simulations and analysis, interpreting study results and identifying transmission adequacy and deficiencies, and identifying thermal overloads, low voltages, and voltage instabilities in accordance with the regulatory standards, 2) developing cost-effective solutions to mitigate deficiencies while maintaining the level of system performance required by industry standards, and 3) communicating complex technical information to higher-level employees or supervisors for the planning or operation of a power system.
To apply: 22-BPA-30707-11558923-DE Link